After months of radio silence, and a distinct lack of marketing, Warner Bros. has finally given a new date to ‘Godzilla vs. Kong.’ The film, the fourth in the franchise, will now release November 20, 2020, eight months later than the previous March 13, 2020 slot.
This push in release was hinted at back in June. Warner Bros. chairman Toby Emmerich made this statement:
“I think that ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ will deliver for fans in a way they were looking for with ‘King of the Monsters.’ … But it might come out later in the year, so we can deliver an A+ movie.”
However, it is unclear if there will be a round of reshoots. There is a strong possibility though, due to Emmerich’s comment.
The premise of the crossover is 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.”
Moreover, Adam Wingard (‘You’re Next,’ ‘The Guest’) serves as director. The screenplay is from Terry Rossio (‘Shrek,’ ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’). ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ duo Mike Dougherty and Zach Shields also did rewrites.
Meanwhile, the cast comprises of Alexander Skarsgård, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Jessica Henwick, Julian Dennison, Demián Bichir, and Lance Reddick. Returning actors include Kyle Chandler, Zhang Ziyi, and Millie Bobby Brown.
The movie will be now up against UAR’s ‘Samaritan,’ eOne’s ‘Happiest Season,’ and Universal’s Untitled Ambilin Film. The biggest competition will be Marvel Studios’ ‘Eternals,’ which releases two weeks prior.