Godzilla vs Kong to skip theatrical launch and go for an OTT premiere?

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Godzilla vs Kong to go for an OTT launch?& 

Key Highlights

  • Godzilla vs Kong is the fourth movie in Legendary’s MonsterVerse
  • The film was initially set for November 2020 launch however was pushed to May 2021 as a result of coronavirus pandemic
  • However, a report has now claimed that it might skip theatrical launch and head straight to an OTT platform

Back in 2014, Legendary launch their kaiju monster film titled Godzilla starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cransto that went on make $529 million on the worldwide field workplace. It was adopted by a sequel Kong: Skull Island in 2017 starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L Jackson and John Goodman. The film collected $566 million on the international field workplace. 

Last 12 months, the third movie within the MonsterVerse, Godzilla: King of Monsters launched. Starring Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler and Vera Farmiga, the film earned $386 million on the worldwide field workplace. 

The fourth movie within the MonsterVerse is alleged to be the massive showdown the place Godzilla and Kong tackle one another. The film was slated for a November 2020 launch. However, it was pushed to May 2021 as a result of coronavirus pandemic. 

A report in The Hollywood Reporter has now claimed that Godzilla vs Kong might now skip the theatrical launch and go for an OTT premiere. A supply advised the web site that Netflix provided a whopping $200 million to the studio to buy the rights of the movie however Warner Media blocked the deal and is about to launch the movie on their streaming platform HBO Max. 

When the web site contacted Legendary, the movie studio behind the MonsterVerse, they refused to remark. But, Warner Bros. spokesperson mentioned: “We plan to launch Godzilla vs. Kong theatrically subsequent 12 months as scheduled.” 

As per the report, despite the fact that Warner Media has solely 25 per cent stake within the movie, it controls the discharge so we might quickly witness the film on their streaming platform. 


The official synopsis of the movie reads, “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 of You’re Next and The Guest fame, Godzilla vs Kong stars Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall and Kyle Chandler.

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