Fans are keenly waiting for the last installments of the Fast & Furious franchise and now they will have to wait just a little bit longer, as Fast & Furious 10 getting pushed into the Summer 2023 movie season. However, Universal Pictures had set the highly anticipated sequel for April 7, 2023, though the studio revealed the movie is now slated to theaters on May 19, 2023.
However, the studio also moved an untitled animated film into Fast & Furious 10’s old date, shifted from an original March 24, 2023 slot. As of now, the May 19, 2023 date is unoccupied by other movies, though it falls between Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 which is on May 5, 2023, and Disney’s The Little Mermaid live-action adaptation which will release on May 26, 2023.
The studio is coming off this summer’s hit sequel dubbed simply F9, the ninth installment of the Fast & Furious sequel, which proved to still pull in big bucks despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s strain on the industry. F9 took in just over $173 million domestic becoming the fourth-highest domestic gross of 2021 and $726.2 million worldwide from an estimated $200 million budget.
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Justin Lin, who directed F9 and several other films in the franchise, will return to direct, with stars including Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Nathalie Emmanuel, Michelle Rodriguez and Ludacris returning. The plot details of the Fast And Furious 10 are being kept under wraps, though star-producer Vin Diesel made headlines in November when he asked former co-star Dwayne Johnson to return for an ‘important’ role in the upcoming franchise.
Johnson debuted as Luke Hobbs in Fast Five, helping the franchise reach new heights at the box office, though tension between the two escalated on the set of 2017’s The Fate of the Furious. They haven’t worked together since, with Johnson’s character getting spun off into a new adventure, 2019’s Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw, with Jason Statham.