'Fast & Furious 10': Release postponed by over a month
Fast & Furious 10 won't be hitting theaters on April 7, 2023. It will rather arrive over a month later. The film, which is being backed by Universal Pictures, will now get released on May 19, 2023. No reason was given by the makers behind this move though. The ninth part of the franchise premiered in May in South Korea and some international pockets.
Why does it matter?
The initial release date was planned during the Easter weekend. To note, the seventh installment was also released during that period in 2015 and it turned out to be the highest-grossing film of the franchise to date. However, experts feel the demise of Paul Walker and his posthumous appearance in the film is one of the main reasons for the film's humongous success.
'F9' received mixed reviews, became fourth highest grosser of 2021
F9 was a June outing in the United States and despite getting mixed reviews, it became the fourth highest-grossing film of this year. But this can be because 2021 was marred with the COVID-19 pandemic and theaters were shut in most countries. Like in India, F9's release was delayed due to several factors. Its theatrical premiere jumped from July, August, to finally September.
'F10's shooting set to kickstart in January 2022
Now coming back to F10, its filming is expected to begin in January 2022. It is also reported that the production might happen back-to-back alongside Fast & Furious 11. Justin Lin, who had helmed the ninth installment, is set to direct both F10 and F11. The director had hinted earlier in July about the return of Walker using CGI effects and his brother, Cody.
Will Cardi B be leading the team in 'F10'?
Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Chris Bridges, Jordana Brewster, and Michelle Rodriguez are set to return in F10. Diesel had earlier confirmed that Cardi B will also be seen in F10. The Dominic Toretto actor also wants Dwayne Johnson to reprise his Agent Lucas Hobbs role in F10, but the latter has not shown any interest. Also, is John Cena's Jakob Toretto returning?