Godzilla vs. Kong is going to pit two of the movie’s most famous monsters against each other in what could be a battle for all of Earth. It’s been a clash we’ve been building towards over the last few years with a number of different monsters coming back out of the movie woodwork. And now we have our chance to see some of the first scenes from the upcoming movie with the two monsters most-definitely not happy about their current situations. The first teaser trailers just dropped for Godzilla vs. Kong and they look pretty awesome. Check them out:
In the first teaser trailer for Godzilla vs. Kong we see Kong leaning over the side of a ship, possibly chained only to have Godzilla leap out and attack. In the second we see Millie Bobby Brown’s character in a chase scene before getting up close versions of both the giant gorilla and titular lizard. The effects look pretty amazing and we are even treated to something that looks like Kong wielding a weapon in a quick snippet at the end.
Godzilla vs. Kong is ramping up to be an absolute movie spectacle which will bring together storylines that have been in the works for years. This is the fourth movie in Legendary Pictures’ Monsterverse which also includes Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. At the end of the third movie in the series we were led to believe that both Kong and Godzilla have a shared and violent history from eons before, setting up the clash we see taking place here on screen.
The MonsterVerse will continue its story with Godzilla vs. Kong in the story about these monsters (now called Titans) who are throwbacks to movie lore. They’ve gotten a new look for the digital age and have been treated with a backstory as well. The films deal in both how they came about and why they’ve now been awakened in the present day.
The franchise has been, mostly, a success up until this point with Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island earning more than a combined $1 billion at the box office and scoring in the mid-70s on the Tomatometer. Godzilla: King of the Monsters represented a slight misstep though, earning *only* $390 million in ticket sales and scoring 43% on the Tomatometer. The story got a bit convoluted and there could have been the beginning of some fatigue around these monster stories.
Godzilla vs. Kong will test whether that fatigue issue is a real thing or if there is room for a bounce back in this universe. For starters, it will be available for a wider audience right away. WarnerBros purchased the distribution rights for the movie meaning it will hit streaming on HBO Max the same day it releases in theaters.
We don’t have long to wait until we get eyes on these two monsters fully in battle. Godzilla vs. Kong is slated for a March 26, 2021 release date with folks able to catch either in theaters or in streaming.