LOS ANGELES: The global debut of the movie Fast & Furious 9 has been delayed by one month until 25th June.
The news was confirmed by the production company as movie studios do not want to release their most expensive action flicks until they can draw large crowds to recoup production and marketing costs which have been disturbed by the coronavirus epidemic.
Cinemas in New York City, the second-largest moviegoing region in the United States, are scheduled to start reopening on Friday. Theater operators including AMC Entertainment, Cineworld Plc, and Cinemark Holdings Inc are hoping they will have blockbusters movies to show this summer, typically their most lucrative season.
The next big-budget action movie on the Hollywood schedule, Walt Disney Co’s Marvel movie ‘Black Widow’, is currently set to hit theaters on 7th May. The ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise about a group of street racers has rung up more than $5 billion in global ticket sales since the first movie was released in 2001.
Movie Fast & Furious also known as ‘F9’, which stars Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez, had originally been scheduled for release in April 2019 but has been postponed several times.
Other films currently planned for summer include “Top Gun: Maverick” starring Tom Cruise, and Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” both in July.