Tyrese Gibson And Ludacris Turned Down A Fast And Furious Spinoff

Tyrese Gibson And Ludacris Turned Down A Fast And Furious Spinoff

Sources told THR that "Fast 9" was pushed to a 2020 release date to accommodate a potential director scheduling. However, it remains unclear what this means for the final chapter of the franchise as Fast and Furious 10 had already been set for an April 2, 2021, release. Universal Studios has just announced a release date of the Fast and Furious spin-off.

With Fast 9 moved back to 2020, Universal is now officially putting the spin-off on the calender, dating it for a July 26, 2019 opening.

One could even argue that Black helped create the joke-heavy action cinema world that helped the Fast & Furious franchise eventually thrive.

While no deals have been locked in with the actors, the news leaves little doubt that it will all go ahead as planned. It was directed by F. Gary Gray and starred Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Scott Eastwood, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Kurt Russell and Charlize Theron. In it, he mused that he was using the comments section of Johnson's Instagram because the star wouldn't answer his calls.

"We can't let our loyal fans #FastFamily or our loyal "Fast & Furious" fans down on any level from pushing the date", he added.

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham! Tyrese Gibson said he was speaking up on behalf of the franchise's cast and crew members who have remained loyal to them for 15 years.

While movies get delayed all the time, co-star Tyrese Gibson did not take the news well, lashing out at Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock and producing partner, Hiram Garcia.


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