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'F9,' 'The Lovebirds,' & 'A Quiet Place, Part II' delayed amid coronavirus fears

Amid concerns surrounding the spread of coronavirus, several upcoming films have announced delays. Next week’s A Quiet Place, Part II has been postponed indefinitely, as has April’s The Lovebirds. F9, the latest chapter in Universal PicturesFast Saga, meanwhile, has been postponed nearly a year. It will not hit theaters on April 2, 2021.

“To our family of Fast fans everywhere,” reads the official studio announcement regarding F9. “We feel all the love and the anticipation you have for the next chapter in our saga. That’s why it’s especially tough to let you know that we have to move the release date of the film. It’s become clear that it won’t be possible for all of our fans around the world to see the film this May. We are moving the global release date to April 2021, with North America opening on April 2. While we know there is disappointment in having to wait a little while longer, this move is made with the safety of everyone as our foremost consideration. Moving will allow our global family to experience our new chapter together. We’ll see you next spring.”

A Quiet Place writer and director John Krasinski shared similar sentiment regarding his film’s delay via Twitter:

Unfortunately, more delays are looking likely, so check back with Moviebill for updates as they become available.


Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.

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