James Bond, 'Fast 9' movies get new 2020 release dates
Although we are barely into 2019, there is nothing stopping us from looking forward to the major releases in 2020. In this context, next year's film calendar has seen a slight shuffle as of Friday, February 15. Two major upcoming films from huge franchises have set new release dates. These include the James Bond and Fast and Furious franchises. Read all about it here.
MGM, which is handling the making of the new Bond movie, has pushed back the tentative release date to April 8, 2020. Previously, the release was scheduled for February 14, 2020. Notably, the new film will be directed by Cary Fukunaga, best known for working on HBO's True Detective Season 1, and will mark the last time Daniel Craig plays the charming British spy.
Universal Studios has also decided to push back the release date for the ninth film in the Fast and Furious franchise. The new date for the film is slated as May 22, 2020, whereas the previous fixed date was April 10, 2020, which is very close to the new release date for the upcoming MGM Bond movie that we mentioned above.
For those unaware, Universal is handling the overseas distribution of the new Bond movie. Therefore, the decision to push back the dates for both the Bond and the Fast and Furious movie seems to be a coordinated effort between MGM and Universal.
The ninth Fast and Furious film, which is appearing a year after the spin-off Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw releases, is set for a major clash. The film, which is going to be directed by Justin Lin, a veteran director of the franchise, is clashing with the blockbuster Godzilla vs. Kong crossover event movie, which is being produced by Warner Bros.