As part of a series of release date shifts, Warner Bros. announced that Legendary Pictures’ “Godzilla Vs. Kong” has been moved up two months and will now be released on March 13, 2020.
The upcoming film is the culmination of Legendary’s MonsterVerse, which is combining the worlds of King Kong and Godzilla into a single universe. The series began in earnest in 2017 with “Kong: Skull Island,” and will continue this summer with “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” before the two finally clash next year.
Kong and Godzilla previously appeared together in the 1962 Japanese kaiju film “King Kong vs. Godzilla,” which was produced by Godzilla-owning studio Toho. The film became a massive hit and still stands as the top “Godzilla” film in terms of tickets sold in Japan.
Warner Bros. also announced the release date for “Space Jam 2,” which will star LeBron James with Terence Nance as director and Ryan Coogler as producer. The sequel to the 90s Looney Tunes basketball blockbuster will be released July 16, 2021.