Two Major films A Quiet Place Part II and Fast & Furious 9 has delayed their releases due to COVID19 outbreak worldwide. While `F9` has pushed its release by almost a year to April 2021, Paramount Pictures `A Quiet Place Part II` is delayed for an indefinite period.
On the delay of 'A Quiet Place Part II', Director and star John Krasinski posted a message on Instagram stating that the film's entire release — including domestic — was being pushed back.
"One of the things I'm most proud of is that people have said our movie is one you have to see all together. Well due to the ever-changing circumstances of what's going on in the world around us, now is clearly not the right time to do that," he wrote in a letter to fans on Instagram and later he tweeted as well.
Paramount confirmed the news in a statement shortly after, saying, in part: "We believe in and support the theatrical experience, and we look forward to bringing this film to audiences this year once we have a better understanding of the impact of this pandemic on the global theatrical marketplace."
Universal Studios, the company behind the “Fast & Furious” franchise, made the decision because of the impact that the fast-moving coronavirus is having on the global economy and the distribution landscape. Theaters remain closed in Italy, South Korea and China, where the virus has hit hardest. There’s also a mounting sense that some theaters will close in the U.S. as the outbreak continues to spread. “Fast 9” will now open globally in April 2021 and in the U.S. on April 2.
F9 official account made the announcement on Twitter. “We feel all the love and the anticipation you have for the next chapter in our saga,” they wrote. “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.”
A Quiet Place Part II — which had its world premiere in New York on Sunday — was due to kick off its international rollout on March 18, landing in the U.K. on March 19 and the U.S. March 20 and “F9” was scheduled to be released in the United States on May 22, 2020. The move is a blow to movie theaters. “Fast & Furious” sequels tend to be among the year’s highest-grossing movies and the release date shift leaves Memorial Day weekend without one of its star attractions.
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