Release date of Fast and Furious 9 starring the streets of Edinburgh delayed due to COVID-19

The blockbuster was filmed in Edinburgh last year

The release date of Fast and Furious 9 has been delayed by a year due to fears over fan’s safety as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe.

The film, which was filmed in Edinburgh last year, was due to be released on May 22, and released its trailer in February.

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Stars Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson and Chris “Ludachris” Bridges were all in the city for the shoot, which include filming of scenes on Waterloo Place, George Street, Melville Street and the Royal Mile.

Shots of Edinburgh from the trailer for Fast and Furious 9

On Instagram, Universal Pictures confirmed the film would be delayed for a year.

They said: “We feel all the love and the anticipation you have for the next chapter in our saga.

“That’s why it’s especially tough to let you know that we have to move the release date of the film. It’s become clear that it won’t be possible for all of our fans around the world to see the film this May.

“We are moving the global release date to April 2021, with North America opening on 2 April. 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.”