Following the recent clash between Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. regarding the decision to debut Godzilla vs. Kong and Denis Villeneuve-directed Dune on the HBO Max streaming service, the upcoming monster film has received a new release date.
According to Deadline, the latest instalment in Legendary’s monster universe has moved up two months from its original release date of May 21st 2021 to March 26th 2021, as well as debuting on the HBO Max streaming service the very same day as the theatrical release.
However, there was no specific reason given to this new release date or whether this is the result of the recent legal clash between the two studios over Godzilla vs. Kong and Dune.
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.
Godzilla vs. Kong is directed by Adam Wingard (The Guest, Blair Witch) and sees Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Kyle Chandler (Bloodline) and Ziyi Zhang (The Cloverfield Paradox) reprising their roles from Godzilla: King of the Monsters, while new additions to the MonsterVerse include Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies), Julian Dennison (Deadpool 2), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta), Demian Bichir (The Hateful Eight), Rebecca Hall (Holmes and Watson), Jessica Henwick (Iron Fist), Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver), Shun Oguri (Crows Zero), and Lance Reddick (The Wire).