The hotly anticipated Godzilla vs. Kong is almost here, and you will definitely want to be there when the two titans finally throw down. There is a ton to look forward to, including a surprise villain and lots of incredible action. But with so many COVID-prompted delays and shake-ups, it is difficult to keep track of what is releasing when. That is why we have put together a handy guide for those eager to watch the monster-mashing epic in all its gratuitous, ridiculous glory.
Where Can I Watch Godzilla vs. Kong?
Back in December, Warner Bros. announced that it would simultaneously release each of its films both in theaters and on HBO Max. Godzilla vs. Kong is one of the movies impacted by this unprecedented decision, so that means you can either catch it at your local theater or stay in and watch it through your HBO Max account. If you are vaccinated and want to take the risk, theaters nationwide will be showing the film.
To get an HBO Max account, all you have to do is go to HBOMax.com and sign up. The streaming service costs $15 a month, which is around what Netflix is charging for access to its content these days. In addition to being able to watch Godzilla vs. Kong safely and at the same time as your theater-going neighbors, you will also have access to all kinds of content, organized into “hubs,” ranging from DC and Cartoon Network to Turner Classic Movies and HBO originals. It is one of the more newcomer-friendly streaming services out there, so finding what you want to watch will not be a problem. The folks over at HBO and Warner Bros. did a solid job streamlining the service.
But when it is time to watch Godzilla vs. Kong on HBO Max, you won’t need a good interface and easy-to-use features to find it. The streamer will absolutely showcase what may be one of its biggest releases ever.
When Can I Watch It?
Godzilla vs. Kong hit foreign markets on March 24 for theaters, but those in the United States will have to wait until Wednesday, March 31 to experience Adam Wingard’s film. Despite how agonizing the wait may already be, the blockbuster’s heavily hyped release isn’t far away at all. But stay off the internet as best you can, because spoilers are already rampant on sites such as Reddit and other forums.
Once it releases, you’ll be able to watch Godzilla vs. Kong on streaming anytime for 31 days, as it will be included with the content already available to subscribers. That means no additional $30 charges. But, much like the previously released The Little Things, Tom and Jerry, and Judas and the Black Messiah, Godzilla vs. Kong will be gone before you know it. Don’t worry, though: After it finishes its theatrical run, it will become available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and 4K.
Where Can I Get Caught Up On The MonsterVerse?
If you have been following the franchise, you will know that Godzilla vs. Kong is a sequel to 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, and 2014’s Godzilla. It is said to be the culmination of Legendary’s MonsterVerse, with no post-Godzilla vs. Kong installments in active development. That does not mean we won’t ever get a sequel or a spin-off. What it does mean, though, is that this is the last we will see of these two grumpy monsters for a while. Hopefully, it is as great as people are saying it is.
If you have not seen the other films in the MonsterVerse but want to catch up on what is going on before you watch Godzilla vs. Kong in theaters or HBO Max, fret not! They are easy to find, and the 2014 film just got a slick new re-release on 4K and Blu-Ray, as well as on streaming for HBO Max. The other films are available on Blu-Ray and 4K.
Directed by Adam Wingard and starring Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, Alexander Skarsgard, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza Gonzalez, Julian Dennison, and Demian Bichir, Godzilla vs. Kong is sure to be an absurdly fun time. Buckle up, because we are just a few days away from mind-numbing, monster-bashing greatness!
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