“The franchise is in need of maintenance” – Vin Diesel on extension of Fast & Furious 9 release date

American actor Vin Diesel has lent his voice to the circumstances surrounding the extension of the release date for the 9th installment in the Fast & Furious franchise.

The movie which was expected to drop in 2019 has been moved to 2020 instead.

Actor Tyrese Gibson called out Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for being responsible for the extension accusing him of making the franchise all about himself.

Vin Diesel however in his statement which he made via his Instagram page stated that the franchise is in need of maintenance and the cast remains family no matter what.

He wrote:

“Brotherhood… and all it’s complexities. This scene was filmed in Puerto Rico, I can remember it like it was yesterday. Such a beautiful island, the people were so warm and welcoming. I turned 43 that summer… and my son Vincent was born.
A woman named Jan Kelly responded to a question I had asked on Facebook, ‘who they would like to see me work with?’ She said would love to see me work with Dwayne… I listened to her request and he became Hobbs.

I know there has been a lot of speculation as to why the Fast 9 release date was pushed… but it would be unfair to say it is anyone’s fault.
As we plot the course to expand the Fast & Furious universe, one must be mindful to take stock of the roads we took to get here. The pillars of authenticity, family and most importantly, our loyal fan’s perspective has been instrumental in procuring success.
However, like any vehicle that has run around the globe 8 times, the franchise is need of maintenance. My good friend and the godfather of Universal, Ron Meyer has granted me the time to do just that. We have some very exciting news to share soon… stay tuned.
Yours truly, Dom

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