‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Shifts Release Date To Avoid ‘Fast & Furious 9’

The upcoming Warner Bros. monster flick Godzilla vs. Kong has moved its release date to avoid going up against Fast & Furious 9.

In just a few months, Godzilla: King of the Monsters is set to hit theaters and feature a big screen monster showdown that includes icons such as Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah. Next year, the titular monstrous reptile will battle another icon, the titular monster of 2017’s Kong: Skull Island in Godzilla vs. KongThe film’s release date previously collided with the release date of Universal’s Fast & Furious 9 but now that will no longer be the case.

According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Aaron Couch via TwitterGodzilla vs. Kong will now open on March 13, 2020 to avoid a box office slugfest with Fast & Furious 9, the follow-up to 2017’s Fate of the Furious. Check out the full report in the post below.

Before Fast & Furious 9 hits screens, fans of the franchise will be treated to their own spin-off this summer in the form of Hobbs & Shaw. The spin-off, featuring Dwayne Johnson and & Jason Statham reprising their iconic roles from the franchise, hits theaters later this year but sadly, Dwayne Johnson has revealed that he won’t appear in the upcoming Fast & Furious 9. 

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Godzilla vs. Kong as soon as more information becomes available. What’s your opinion on Godzilla vs. Kong? Are you more excited about that or Fast & Furious 9? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into uncharted terrain and unearths clues to the Titans’ origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.

Directed by Adam Wingard from a script written by Terry Rossio, Godzilla vs. Kongstars Julian Dennison, Alexander Skarsgård, Brian Tyree Henry, Demian Bichir, Eiza González, Rebecca Hall, Jessica Henwick, Lance Reddick, Kyle Chandler and Millie Bobby Brown.

Godzilla vs. Kong will be released in theaters on May 22, 2020.

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Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen 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.

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender X-Men

Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

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Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling Blade Runner 2049

I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm Mad Men

Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

Richard Madden Bodyguard

Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.

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