was supposed to be released on April 19, 2019, but Universal announced today that it's delayed the next installment until April 10, 2020, a.k.a. Easter weekend. Trolls 2, another Universal release, was previously scheduled for that date, but now that movie has been moved to February 14, 2020, leaving all by itself for now, though you can be sure that will change in the coming years. Most of the established cast is expected to return for the next movie, although curiously, THR's write-up mentions that it's unclear if Dwayne Johnson will return.
No specific reason was provided for why was pushed to spring 2020. It could range from the writers needing more time to crack the story to making sure that all the involved actors will be available for principal photography. Regardless, this breaks the two-year gaps the franchise had been keeping up since 2011's followed 2009's . However, that doesn't necessarily mean that we'll be without another movie until . A spinoffcentered on Dwayne Johnson's Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham's Deckard Shaw is in the works, and while Johnson already has a lot on his plate (like the Black Adam movie), it's always possible he could clear some of his schedule to re-team with Statham and have this movie ready to go by 2019. , the final installment of the franchise, is still scheduled for release on April 2, 2021, though obviously that could be subject to change as well.