Universal is once again revving up for Fast & Furious movie, but it looks like the ninth film in the franchise will be crossing the finish line one month later than originally announced.
The news comes to us from Deadline. It looks like Universal recently announced that Fast & Furious 9, or whatever it ends up getting called, will now hit theaters May of 2020 rather than Easter weekend of April 2020. The move is not strenuous, but definitely worth noting, especially for fans of the franchise; and let’s face it, there are a lot of us. Fast & Furious has miraculously become a juggernaut at the worldwide box office the last few years with the previous two installments grossing over a billion dollars.
This movie puts Fast & Furious 9 up against Warner Bros./Legendary’s highly-anticipated Godzilla Vs. Kong showdown as well as Paramount’s third Spongebob Squarepants movie. The move is not entirely void of benefits, however, as now Fast & Furious 9 will have a four-day opening weekend as well as summertime availability, so fans can go see it pretty much whenever they want as they will be unhampered by such trivial things as school and other seasonal responsibilities.
What do you make of this news? Do you think it benefits the franchise? Let us know in the comments below!
The first spin-off of the Fast & Furious franchise hits screens later this year in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. The film is being directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2) from a script written by franchise veteran Chris Morgan. Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz and Seven Bucks Productions’ Hiram Garcia are producing the film. Here’s the official synopsis:
“A spinoff of The Fate of the Furious, focusing on Johnson’s US Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs forming an unlikely alliance with Statham’s Deckard Shaw.”
The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vanessa Kirby, Eddie Marsan, Eiza Gonzalez, and Idris Elba. Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw will hit theaters August 2, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Fast and Furious franchise as we learn it.
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it’s a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he’s no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we’re officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ The Batman and now everyone’s attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that’s around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.