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Fast & Furious 9 Opens Same Weekend as GvK

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G. H. (Gman) #TeamGhidorah

Feb-16-2019 12:51 AM

Welp. This is no good.
Variety is reporting the next Fast & Furious movie will open Memorial Day weekend, 2020--The same as Godzilla vs. Kong. The knee jerk reaction is that the competition is stiff, but I have a feeling Legendary may move Godzilla vs. Kong for two reasons:

1) These studios don't want tentpole movies cannibalizing each other. And in this case Godzilla vs. Kong is the underdog--The last two Fast/Furious movies made well over $1 billion at the box office. Even when you add the worldwide gross of Godzilla '14 and Kong: Skull Island together, they equal the $1.5 billion and $1.2 billion grosses of the last two Fast/Furious films. Legendary can't risk it and may likely move GvK.

2) If they move it back a few weeks, this could potentially give Wingard and his team a little more time to work in post. There's been many occasions where studios delay a film to give it more post time. Godzilla: King of the Monsters got far more post-production time than most blockbusters these days. Likewise, should Godzilla vs. Kong wrap shooting soon, I don't think the film would necessarily need the extra time--But in case there's a catastrophic circumstance regarding the film's production it might be in Legendary's favor to give the movie some extra breathing room.

The date move is of course speculation on my part. But if Legendary decides to pit Godzilla vs. Kong against the next Fast/Furious flick, both films will suffer. Godzilla vs. Kong will likely take the harder hit since Fast/Furious is a more popular and proven franchise.

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"It wouldn't be a true Godzilla film if you didn't touch upon those things. Anyone who thinks otherwise is not a true Godzilla fan." - Mike Dougherty, fellow gatekeeper-elitist ;)


7 Responses to Fast & Furious 9 Opens Same Weekend as GvK

Gmkgoji #TeamRodan

Feb-16-2019 9:37 AM

Shoot.

Gvk will have to battle 2 movies now. 

The fast and furious movie and the spongebob movie.

FIYA POWAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Godzilla's_Tail79 #TeamGodzilla

Feb-16-2019 11:54 AM

Don't know the 2020 film schedule that intimately yet, but I agree that it would be probably wise to push GvK back. FF is a monster franchise that with Jurassic World has kept Universal afloat. 

However, KoTM might be a hit so if it gets pushed back it might stay in the summer. 

Godzillatheking123 #TeamGodzilla

Feb-16-2019 5:42 PM

Well, it's still early days for nailing the release date. Not too late for the studio to move the release date around to avoid clashing with other big blockbusters...right? At least I am assuming they will move the date, they are not dumb enough to think they can take on the FF franchise without any consequences?

G. H. (Gman) #TeamGhidorah

Feb-16-2019 8:43 PM

^That's my assertion as well. We'll see.

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"It wouldn't be a true Godzilla film if you didn't touch upon those things. Anyone who thinks otherwise is not a true Godzilla fan." - Mike Dougherty, fellow gatekeeper-elitist ;)


MDK 2 (MinecraftDinoKaiju) #TeamGodzilla

Feb-21-2019 2:35 PM

If we're lucky, Fast and Furious 9 might actually be bad, and GvK may be saved. But if it is good, then it will have to be pushed back. Either way, let's just wait and see.

"Let's just wait and see." - MinecraftDinoKaiju

G. H. (Gman) #TeamGhidorah

Feb-22-2019 11:26 PM

Well, I was right about them moving it--I'm just surprised by the direction.

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"It wouldn't be a true Godzilla film if you didn't touch upon those things. Anyone who thinks otherwise is not a true Godzilla fan." - Mike Dougherty, fellow gatekeeper-elitist ;)


MDK 2 (MinecraftDinoKaiju) #TeamGodzilla

Feb-25-2019 10:38 AM

You mean who's directing it or which way the date got pushed too? ;)

"Let's just wait and see." - MinecraftDinoKaiju

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