'Fast and Furious' Spinoff Scheduled For July 2019 Release

The Johnson and Statham spinoff does not have an official title or plot description yet though Universal has confirmed a July 26, 2019 release date that previously belonged to Fast and Furious 9, which will now debut in 2020. It's just switching gears to focus on the much-buzzed-about "Fast & Furious" spinoff that is meant to be a starring vehicle for Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. Universal hasn't given any explanation about the delay, but it could provide a release window for the upcoming spin-off film starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham's Deckard Shaw. But it is important to note that no deals have been made with the actors.

Johnson first appeared in 2011's Fast Five and has become a major factor in the franchise's rejuvenation and growth.

A director has not yet been attached, though sources say Shane Black is one name on a list of candidates, though meetings will not take place with possible directors until Morgan delivers a script.

"Fast & Furious is one of Universal's most beloved properties, and we handle every decision we make surrounding this franchise with great care", Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley told The Hollywood Reporter.

Meanwhile, Fast and Furious 9 could see Justin Lin helming, after taking on movies 3 to 6, also according to THR.

"He wrote: "#PSA Congratulations to @TheRock and your brother-in-law aka 7 bucks producing partner @hhgarcia41 for making the Fast and the Furious franchise about YOU. Fast and Furious 9 was initially due for release April 19, 2019, but that's no longer the goal as the highly anticipated sequel is no scheduled for Easter 2020.

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