Godzilla vs Kong is getting delayed. The sequel to this year’s Godzilla: King Of The Monsters has shifted by 8 months to now release on November 20, 2020, instead of the earlier planned March 13, 2020 date. While no official reason or statement was given for the delay, Warner Bros. Chairman Toby Emmerich had previously hinted that the film may be pushed back to deliver an A+ movie.
The move may sound agonizing to fans who’ve been waiting to see Godzilla and Kong square-off ever since the MonsterVerse was announced after the success of 2014’s Godzilla, but it may be in their best interests. King Of The Monsters received critical flak for its weak human story amid the monster battles and although fans received it enthusiastically, its box-office total of $385 million against a $170 million+ budget left a lot to be desired.
The huge amount of time delay means it’s very likely that Warner Bros. might end up doing reshoots with director Adam Wingard. Wingard also commented on the news briefly in an Instagram post, with an image that sees Kong beating Godzilla by grabbing him by the tail. It may be too far to look into this but it’s possible some of the reshoots could be done to project a clearer winner and make the battle between the titans fiercer and more tense.
With that out of the way, there are some whispers that Warner Bros. is set to hold a panel at Brazil’s CCXP next week, where it will reveal its upcoming movie slate. Wonder Woman 1984 is expected to be there so it’s possible that we get some tease at Godzilla Vs Kong during the time as well. Let’s hope we get a teaser trailer of sorts to hype us up for the movie.
Godzilla vs Kong releases in theaters on November 20, 2020. That date itself should present some nice opportunities to play around with the titles a bit.