‘Fast 9,’ ‘No Time to Die’, ‘A Quiet Place: Part II’ and Other Movies Delayed Due To Coronavirus

Good thing we have Netflix.

Fast and Furious 9
Universal Pictures

In early March, No Time to Die producers announced that the theatrical release of the the 25th James Bond movie would be delayed until November 25 due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Now, a number of other big budget flicks are following suit by pushing back premiere dates in an effort to slow the spread of the global pandemic.  

Fast and Furious 9, originally slated to roar into theaters on May 22, 2020, now won’t premiere until nearly a full year later, on April 2, 2021.  

“It’s become clear that it won’t be possible for all of our fans around the world to see the film this May,” a statement posted to the official F9 Twitter account reads. “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.” 

The release of A Quiet Place: Part II, the sequel to actor/director John Krasinski’s 2018 dystopian horror flick, has been delayed indefinitely by Paramount Pictures. Per the Los Angeles Times, here are all of the other major movie premiere delays that have been announced to date: 

Mulan (Disney)
Original release date: March 27, 2020 (wide)
New date: TBD

New Mutants (Fox)
Original release date: April 3, 2020 (wide)
New date: TBD

Antlers (Searchlight)
Original release date: April 17, 2020 (wide)
New date: TBD

The Truth (IFC)
Original release date: March 20, 2020 (N.Y., L.A.)
New date: Summer 2020, TBD

The Artist’s Wife (Strand)
Original release date: April 3, 2020 (N.Y.); April 10, 2020 (L.A.)
New date: TBD

The Lovebirds (Paramount)
Original release date: April 3, 2020 (wide)
New date: TBD

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (Sony)
Original release date: April 3, 2020 (wide)
New date: Aug. 7, 2020

Slay the Dragon (Magnolia)
Original release date: March 13, 2020 (N.Y., L.A.)
New date: April 3, 2020

As previously reported, Coronavirus has also halted numerous professional and collegiate sports leagues. The NBA, NHL, MLS and MLB have all suspended play, and the NCAA cancelled March Madness tournaments. 

Additionally, the New York Times reports that the PGA Tour is now canceled, nearly every major soccer team in Europe has suspended games, and Formula One called off its season-opening race in Australia. 

For more information on Coronavirus, visit the CDC’s website