James Bond, 'Fast 9' get new 2020 dates

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16 Feb 2019

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.

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Next James Bond film gets new release date

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.

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New 'Fast and Furious' movie gets pushed back as well

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.

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MGM and Universal seem to have coordinated on new dates

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.

Clashes

New 'Fast and Furious' release date will see blockbusters clashing

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.

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How many films have been there in the James Bond franchise before?

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Considering the 2020 film is going to be 25th film in the franchise, there have been 24 James Bond movies before this.

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Hobbs and Shaw is releasing on August 2, 2019.

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Craig has played Bond in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre.

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Idris Elba plays a superpowered villain in Hobbs and Shaw.

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