The release for the next installment in the Legendary/Warner Bros. monster-universe has taken a kaiju-sized step back.
Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, WB has bumped back the release of Godzilla vs. Kong from March 13, 2020 to November 20 that same year. That’s a buffer of more than eight full months.
In terms of box office competition, the schedule change moves Godzilla vs. Kong away from Pixar’s Onward (March 6), Paramount’s A Quiet Place 2 (March 20) and Disney’s Mulan (March 27). Now the biggest threat comes in the form of Marvel’s Eternals (November 6, 2020). It’s also worth noting that this November 20 was only available because WB delayed Fantastic Beasts 3 until November 12, 2021.
Godzilla vs. Kong follows Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017) and this year’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters and will pit the two iconic movie monsters against each other.
Adam Wingard (You’re Next, Blair Witch) is at the helm of Godzilla vs. Kong, which stars Julian Dennison, Brian Tyree Henry, Alexander Skarsgard and Demian Bichir.
What do you make of the new release date for Godzilla vs. Kong? Do you think the shift was the right movie? Or will this hurt the movie’s performance at the box office in the long run? Sound off in the comments below and let me know your thoughts!