If you’ve been wondering why we still haven’t seen a trailer for Warner Brothers and Legendary’s upcoming giant monster crossover film Godzilla vs. Kong, you’re not alone. The movie was scheduled to hit theatres less than five months from now on March 13th, 2020 but fans have been getting antsy because the Warner Brothers marketing department has remained completely silent on this one. Now this week the studio has finally made official what had long been suspected: Godzilla vs. Kong will be delayed. The movie will still hit theatres in 2020 but it will be much closer to the end of the year instead. Hit the jump for more details.
According to Variety, Godzilla vs. Kong has been moved from March 13th, 2020 to a new release date of Nov. 20th, 2020. That will put the movie up against Samaritan starring Sylvester Stallone and an untitled Amblin film, among others. There was also an untitled WB event film scheduled for that date but it seems likely that will now move as well. Godzilla vs. Kong is being directed by Adam Wingard (The Guest, You’re Next).
Back in June, Warner Bros. Studio Chairman Toby Emmerich seemed to hint to Deadline that the movie would be delayed, stating “It might come out later in the year, so we can deliver an A+ movie.” Godzilla: King of the Monsters was a bit of a disappointment this year, earning just $385 million worldwide compared to the 2014 Godzilla, which made $524 million, and Kong: Skull Island, which made $566 million. I was not a fan but I know some kaiju heads were. Either way, more time can only be a good thing… right? Do you have high hopes for Godzilla vs. Kong?