It looks like Godzilla vs Kong will be pushing back its release date once again.
After its first trailer debut this weekend to great success, a new report has confirmed the crossover will be going live later than expected. A piece by Variety suggests Godzilla vs Kong will open on March 31 in both theaters and HBO Max. This new date comes after Godzilla vs Kong moved its release date to March 26 from May 21.
No reason was really given as to why the movie is now moving back to be the end of March. Maybe the move was brought on so the much hyped Snyder Cut of Justice League can have its moment in the sun in March instead of having to share it with GvK. Another possible reason? GvK broke a WB record for the biggest trailer debut ever for the studio. Godzilla vs Kong put up a total of 25.6M views across all viewing platforms in 24 hours; 15.8M came from Warner Bros.’ YouTube Channel, with an additional 9.8M across the studios’ secondary YouTube channels, which include Legendary Pictures, Warner Bros. UK, HBO Max, and the official Godzilla vs Kong channel. That 25.6M total beats the 22M The Batman trailer put up during DC FanDome, and the 20.8 the Dune trailer did after its big premiere event.
Perhaps by the time the end of March rolls around, movie theaters might be filling up again so people can see these two mega monsters clash on the big screen. It also gives WB more time to stretch this hype machine and sell merch. Something Amazon is already doing. Check out some of the Godzilla vs Kong cool swag you can get now on Amazon below:
Godzilla vs. Kong is an upcoming American monster film directed by Adam Wingard. A sequel to Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Kong: Skull Island, it is the fourth film in Legendary‘s MonsterVerse. The film is also the 36th film in the Godzilla franchise, the 12th film in the King Kong franchise, and the fourth Godzilla film to be completely produced by a Hollywood studio.[b] The film stars Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, Kyle Chandler, and Demián Bichir.