Warner Bros. and Legendary have today confirmed, via Variety, that the hotly anticipated fourth entry in the Monsterverse, Godzilla vs. Kong has had its original release date of March 13th 2020 pushed back eight months to November 20th 2020.
It has not been revealed why this is the case, however, Kaiju-fans the world over have expected this sort of announcement considering a trailer or any other marketing material has been suspiciously absent as of late. One reason may be the fact that this year's Godzilla: King of the Monsters was deemed a commercial disappointment only making approximately $386 million worldwide with a $200 million budget and studio execs are making sure that this film marks an improvement in regards to budget and profit.
When the film does finally release, it will pit arguably the two most famous giant monsters in history against each other for the first time since Toho's 1962 film King Kong vs. Godzilla. It is directed by Adam Wingard (The Guest, Blair Witch, You're Next) and stars Millie Bobby Brown, Julian Dennison, Brian Tyree Henry, Alexander Skarsgard and Eiza Gonzalez.
Godzilla vs. Kong's new release date also sets it up for a box office battle with Marvel's Eternals which launches two weeks prior on November 6th 2020.