Godzilla vs. Kong may go straight to streaming, as major streaming services are making offers on the distribution rights to the film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix recently made a bid of more than $200 million for the movie. Furthermore, WarnerMedia is preparing an offer themselves, for their HBO Max streaming service. It is worth noting that Warner Bros has a 25% stake in the movie, which means the conglomerate might be able to influence how the movie is distributed.
Godzilla vs. Kong is an upcoming monster film directed by Adam Wingard. A sequel to Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Kong: Skull Island, it is the fourth film in Legendary’s MonsterVerse. The film is also the 36th film in the Godzilla franchise, the 12th film in the King Kong franchise, and the fourth Godzilla film to be completely produced by a Hollywood studio. You can read the synopsis below:
In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into uncharted terrain and unearths clues to the Titans’ origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.
The cast consists of; Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Jessica Henwick, Julian Dennison, Kyle Chandler and Demián Bichir. The film is set to be directed by Adam Wingard, with a screenplay by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein, and story by Terry Rossio, Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields.
Legendary declined to comment on the topic, while a Warner Bros. spokesperson told THR: “We plan to release Godzilla vs. Kong theatrically next year as scheduled.”