Godzilla Vs. Kong launch date postponed, together with HBO Max date

Soon and very soon we will see the King (Kong (and Godzilla)).

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You can’t abandon a good monster – let alone two! Deadline reports that Godzilla Vs. Kong, the newest monster movie in Legendary’s vast universe (pun intended), will move up two months from its original May 21-March 26 release date. And yes, this on-screen icon clash will be available to stream on HBO Max the same day as the rest of Warner Bros.’s 2021 slate film.

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What caused this shift? A gesture of goodwill after Legendary and Warner Bros. poked the heads over their big-budget film, which was banned from streaming (see also: dune)? A gesture of “Fuck you, you can’t start the summer season” over the same discussions? Trying to start the summer season earlier? An attempt to avoid competition from Spiral and Free guy, currently also planned for May 21? The world may never know, but if you ask me? Godzilla and King Kong just can’t be included. They will fight if they want to fight.

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Image via Warner Bros.

Godzilla Vs. Kong is directed by Adam Wingard (The guest) and written by Eric Pearson (another big 2021 blockbuster Black Widow) and Max Borenstein (every previous legendary Monster Verse film) from a story by Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean), Michael Dougherty (Director of Godzilla: King of the Monsters) and Zach Shields (Dougherty’s co-writer on this film). The movie stars Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Avoid Oguri, Eiza Gonzalez, Jessica Henwick, Julian Dennison, Kyle Chandler, and Demián Bichir.

Godzilla Vs. Kong will be released in theaters and on HBO Max on March 26, 2021.

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