• Vin Diesel is urging the makers of "F9" to let him go to China and promote the film there amid the coronavirus outbreak
  • Diesel wants to please his fans in China by promoting the film there 
  • The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on May 22, 2020

The life-threatening coronavirus is forcing every major studio and artist to cancel their promotional tours. From “No Time To Die” to “Mission: Impossible 7,” many big franchises are facing the brunt of the deadly disease. Many movies are still finding it difficult to find a release date in China because the country is the epicenter of the virus.

But it seems Vin Diesel has had enough of all this and wants to do the inexplicable. While promoting his upcoming movie “Bloodshot,” the actor had a lot to say about the virus and also revealed why he has decided to not delay any of his movies because of it.

Speaking in an interview with USA Today, the 52-year-old actor noted that he will not let the deadly virus delay his movies “Bloodshot” and “Fast And Furious 9” because he is always ready to please his fans. The “XXX: Revenge Of The Xander Cage” star further stated that he is constantly talking and “begging” the makers of “F9” to let him go to China and promote the movie there.

“I love to show up for the audience and for the fans because God knows how much they have shown up for me. I am crazy. I am begging Sony to let me go to China, even now. And you should see everyone’s faces like, ‘You are going alone, buddy!’” Diesel said.

The “Last Witch Hunter” actor noted that he will not question anyone if the management decides to postpone the release of the upcoming “Fast And Furious” movie. However, he insisted that Universal Pictures should stick to their plans and work on getting the movie released in May.

“I won’t fault anyone in the world for saying, ‘You guys are stupid for releasing this movie right now.’ But we need movies now more than ever. We are already in a very interesting time where cinema and cinematic experience is so threatened. So, yes, put it on record we are going to show up,” Diesel said.

The COVID-19 forced the makers of the upcoming James Bond movie “No Time To Die” to postpone the release of the film in the U.K. and the U.S. The movie, which was supposed to get released in April, has now been pushed back to November.

The cast of “F9” includes Diesel, Charlize Theron, Nathalie Emmanuel, Helen Mirren, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Ludacris, and Sung Kang.

Directed by Justin Lin, the ninth film in the franchise entitled “F9” is scheduled to hit theaters on May 22, 2020.

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Vin Diesel attends One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert For Disaster Relief at Marlins Park on Oct. 14, 2017. Jason Koerner/One Voice: Somos Live!/Getty Images