The recent news about the latest addition to the Fast and the Furious franchise, F9, has hit many fans hard. On Thursday, it was reported that F9 would be postponed by nearly a year because of the ongoing crisis surrounding the coronavirus. In a statement posted to Facebook, those behind the film wrote that they could "feel all the love and the anticipation you have for the next chapter in our saga." Because of this, they detailed that this was a "tough" decision, but that it was made with the safety of everyone involved in the movie in mind.
"We are moving the global release date to April 2021, with North America opening on April 2," their statement read. "While we know there is disappointment in having to wait a little while longer, this move is made with the safety of everyone as our foremost consideration. Moving will allow our global family to experience our new chapter together. We'll see you next spring. Much love, Your Fast Family."
As a result of this news, Fast and the Furious fans have taken to social media to express their feelings about F9's new release date, and they certainly did not hold back what they thought about the matter.
Fast & Furious 9 has been delayed to April 2021. I now have to wait a whole year to see it. pic.twitter.com/OXwuUKEWtW— TheRDJ64 (@TheRDJ64) March 12, 2020
Fans are not too happy about F9's new release date. They're especially not thrilled that they will have to wait over a year to see the newest addition to the franchise, as F9 will now be released in April 2021.
Understandably, many dedicated Fast and the Furious fans were eagerly looking forward to F9. But, unforuntately, they're now going to be for a long wait in advance of the film.
Are you serious .. pic.twitter.com/UlmbdfrNn2— BARDI (@CardiEatz) March 12, 2020
In response to a Variety article about the news, one fan asked whether this was seriously happening. They also added a gif to their response which really says it all about how many fans are feeling about the news.
Can't Believe It
NOOO!!!! Fast & Furious 9 got pushed back a year!!! SMFH 🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️🤬😭— POWER (@ROB2the5thPOWER) March 14, 2020
Like many others, this Fast and the Furious fan was beside themselves over the news that F9 was pushed back a year. They even wrote that they were "SMFH" over the postponement.
"A Whole Year"
Also the release date for fast & furious 9 got pushed back a whole year 😔
Whole. Year.— Lizzie (@elizzosaurusrex) March 13, 2020
F9 isn't the only film to be affected by this ongoing coronavirus crisis. Films such as A Quiet Place 2 and No Time to Die have also been delayed as a result of this worldwide health pandemic. But, F9's lengthy delay has really hit fans hard.
It's A Lot To Take In
In response to a tweet from Lights, Camera, Pod about the F9 news, one fan tweeted out a gif in which a character can be seen "screaming internally." Considering the response to F9's delay, there are probably many others feeling their pain right about now.
Just The Worst
One fan utilized a gif of a classic moment from The Office to showcase how they're feeling about the F9 news. In the gif, Steve Carell's Michael Scott can be seen saying "This is the worst." Surely, many Fast and the Furious fans can agree with that statement.