Coverage surrounding Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire, sequel to 2021’s Godzilla vs. Kong. The movie continues the MonsterVerse series from Legendary, which started Godzilla (2014). The production is currently scheduled for a 2024 release in March similar to the previous film in the franchise.

June 10th, 2024 update

As reported, Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire is now the highest grossing entry in the MonsterVerse as it passes $570 million worldwide at the box office. It beats out the prior record holder, Kong: Skull Island (2017), which had clocked in at around $568 million worldwide. For a North America only perspective, the film still has not passed Godzilla (2014) yet, which scored $200 million during its release. Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire is close to that figure though, sitting at $196.3 million in North America.

 

May 17th, 2024 update

With the movie now available digitally, Fandango has issued a press release that includes a link to a nearly 1-hour “Directors of the Monsterverse” video featuring past and present series directors Gareth Edwards, Michael Dougherty, Adam Wingard, and Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Read more below:

GODZILLA x KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE” NOW AVAILABLE
ON FANDANGO AT HOME

Fandango Exclusively Debuts Hour-Long “Directors of the Monsterverse” Bonus Video!

“GODZILLA x KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE” NOW AVAILABLE ON FANDANGO AT HOME

Los Angeles, CA (May 14, 2024) – Godzilla is back and ready to roar onto your screens at home. The latest entry in the Monsterverse franchise, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, is now available on Fandango at Home.

Also debuting today, Fandango exclusively shared a nearly 1-hour, “Directors of the Monsterverse” bonus piece featuring Gareth Edwards (Godzilla), Michael Dougherty (Godzilla King of the Monsters), Adam Wingard (Godzilla vs Kong, Godzilla x Kong) and Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong Skull Island). Join the directors of the Monsterverse in an entertaining discussion on the movies, monsters and mayhem they love as the four filmmakers share their insights into the cinematic worlds they have created. Strap yourself in for a monstrously good time and check out the video HERE!

Hoping to learn more about the Monsterverse? Rotten Tomatoes has you covered with a variety of guides and features on Godzilla and King Kong before you watch Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. Check out the variety of content below:

To enjoy the whole epic franchise Fandango at Home is offering a Godzilla x Kong 5-Film Collection (Bundle) to check out all five of the films.

Head over to Fandango at Home to watch Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire today!

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May 7th, 2024 update

Warner Bros. has released details regarding the digital and home video releases of Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire. In terms of digital, the film is coming soon, on May 14th. For home video, the Blu-ray, 4KUHD and DVD street date is June 11th. The special features on the Blu-ray and 4KUHD include a commentary track and a wealth of extra features.

Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire home video

Below is the original press release for the home video releases, which includes going over all the extras set to be included.

GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE

Titans Combine Forces for the Ultimate Team-up when the Action-packed Adventure Becomes Available for Purchase and Rental

Debuts for Premium Digital Ownership and Rental on May 14

4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD arrive on June 11

5-Film 4K UHD Collector’s Edition Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Monsterverse Also Available this Summer

Burbank, CA, May 7, 2024 – The latest entry in the Monsterverse franchise, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, which follows up the explosive showdown of Godzilla vs Kong with an all-new cinematic adventure, debuts for purchase and rental Digitally at home on May 14.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire pits the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence – and our own.  The epic new film delves further into the histories of these Titans, their origins, and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and tied them to humanity forever.

  • On May 14, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire will be available for early Premium Digital Ownership at home for $24.99 and for 48-hour rental via PVOD for $19.99 SRP on participating digital platforms where you purchase or rent movies, including Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Fandango at Home, and more.
  • On June 11, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire will be available to own on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD from online and physical retailers. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire will also continue to be available to own in high definition and standard definition from participating digital retailers.

Once again at the helm is director Adam Wingard. The film stars Rebecca Hall (Godzilla vs. Kong, The Night House), Brian Tyree Henry (Godzilla vs. Kong, Bullet Train), Dan Stevens (Gaslit, Legion, Beauty and the Beast), Kaylee Hottle (Godzilla vs. Kong), Alex Ferns (The Batman, Wrath of Man, Chernobyl) and Fala Chen (Irma Vep, Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings).

The screenplay is by Terry Rossio (Godzilla vs. Kong, the Pirates of the Caribbean series) and Simon Barrett (You’re Next) and Jeremy Slater (Moon Knight), from a story by Rossio & Wingard & Barrett, based on the character “Godzilla” owned and created by TOHO Co., Ltd. The film is produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Eric Mcleod, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Brian Rogers. The executive producers are Wingard, Jen Conroy, Jay Ashenfelter, Yoshimitsu Banno, Kenji Okuhira.

Additionally, a 5-film collection celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Monsterverse will be available on 4K UHD disc this summer.  The 6-disc collector’s edition will include Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) and Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (2024), along with a disc of special features including the new “Directors of the Monsterverse” featurette with Monsterverse directors Gareth Edwards, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Michael Doughtery and Adam Wingard. 

DIGITAL, 4K, BLU-RAY & DVD ELEMENTS

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire Premium Digital Ownership, 4K UHD and Blu-ray contain the following special features:  

  • GxK: Day of Reckoning
  • Evolution of the Titans: Godzilla Evolved
  • Evolution of the Titans: From Lonely God to King
  • Into the Hollow Earth: Visualizing Hollow Earth
  • Into the Hollow Earth: Monsters of Hollow Earth
  • The Battles Royale: A Titanic Fight Among the Pyramids
  • The Battles Royale: The Zero Gravity Battle
  • The Battles Royale: The Titans Trash Rio
  • The Intrepid Director: Adam Wingard: Big Kid
  • The Intrepid Director: Adam Wingard: Set Tour
  • The Imagination Department
  • The Monarch Island Base: Portal to Another World
  • The Evolution of Jia: From Orphan to Warrior
  • Bernie’s World: Behind the Triple Locked Door
  • Commentary by Director Adam Wingard, Visual Effects Supervisor Alessandro Ongaro, Production Designer Tom Hammock and Editor Josh Schaeffer

BASICS

Premium Digital Ownership: May 14, 2024

4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: June 11, 2024 

4K Languages: English, Canadian French, Latin Spanish

4K Subtitles: English SDH, Canadian French, Parisian French, Latin Spanish

BD Languages: English, Canadian French, Latin Spanish

BD Subtitles: English SDH, Canadian French, Parisian French, Latin Spanish

DVD Languages: English, Canadian French, Latin Spanish

DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Canadian French, Parisian French, Latin Spanish

 

Running Time: 115 minutes

Rating: PG-13 for creature violence and action

DVD: DLBY/DGTL

4K UHD and Blu-ray: ATMOS TrueHD, DLBY/DGTL

 

PRODUCT                                                                                        ERP

4K UHD + Digital                                                                              $29.99

Blu-ray + Digital                                                                                 $24.99

DVD                                                                                                   $19.99

 

 

March 27th, 2024 update

Deadline has revealed that the budget for the upcoming MonsterVerse film is $135 million, before factoring in print and advertising costs.

 

March 23rd, 2024 update

Eleven images from the movie, ranging from behind the scenes photos to movie stills, have been released. Click on one of the images below to browse the gallery:

March 19th, 2024 update

Warner Brothers has released 3 new clips from the upcoming movie, which can be viewed below:

March 13th, 2024 update

Tickets are now on sale for Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire. A ticket to purchase them can be found here.

To celebrate, Warner Bros. has released a trailer specific to the tickets going on sale. The trailer starts with a bit of a recap of the MonsterVerse to date before leading into footage from the upcoming film.

 

February 16th, 2024 update

The latest trailer for Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire has dropped. As with the previous one, we are honored to share the highest quality available online for the trailer below:

 

February 10th, 2024 update

Warner Brothers has provided Toho Kingdom with a new Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire poster-Lunar New Year version. Click the image for a high resolution version.

Lunar New Year Poster

 

January 10th, 2024 update

Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire has had its release date shifted… upward. Rather than a delay, the next entry in the MonsterVerse series is now coming out on March 29th instead of April 12th, as noted by The Hollywood Reporter. This gives it a similar release date frame to Godzilla vs. Kong (2021), which debuted on March 31st of 2021.

 

December 4th, 2023 update

Another trailer for Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire has been released. In a Toho Kingdom tradition that now stretches 10 years, we are honored to share the highest quality available online for the trailer below:

October 6th, 2023 update

Legendary has launched a Kickstarter in support of the upcoming comic Godzilla X Kong: The Hunted, which is a prequel comic to the upcoming film Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire. This also includes supporting the spinoff comic Monsterverse Declassified.

Godzilla X Kong: The Hunted

Various perks are included for backers, such as an exclusive hardcover version versus what will be available at retail, pins for the monsters Behemoth, Doug and Tiamat, and more. For additional information, click here.

 

August 24th, 2023 update

As a response to the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, movies are shifting dates to place them, ideally, in a timeframe where promotion can feature the cast. One of the results of other movies shifting dates is that Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire is now set for April 12th, 2024. This is a month delay versus the earlier March date it held.

 

April 19th, 2023 update

After a good period of silence on the project, a ton of news was released today. The biggest items were the revelation of the movie’s title, Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire, and a teaser trailer. The latter can be seen below, in the highest quality available online.

The title for the upcoming sequel is an interesting choice in terms of using “X”. It’s unknown if this is an intentional homage to the prior Godzilla films that used it in the Japanese titles, such as Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000) and Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002).

In addition to the trailer and title, below is a press statement about the title and teaser:

TITLE ANNOUCEMENT

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures today announced the official title for the latest installment in the Monsterverse film series, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, and celebrated with a mysterious title announcement reveal video foreshadowing what lies ahead for the two legendary Titans.

In 2021, the interconnected entertainment universe known as the Monsterverse delivered Godzilla vs. Kong, a true cultural event and the ultimate pop culture throw down as two cinematic Titans faced off in a spectacular big screen battle that smashed the global box office. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is the thrilling fifth film in the Monsterverse series and sees the legendary Titans Godzilla and Kong team up to face a world-ending threat so terrifying that neither could survive alone. 

Coming off the heels of the success of Godzilla vs. Kong, breakout director Adam Wingard returns to the Monsterverse and is joined by returning cast, including Rebecca Hall as Dr. Ilene Andrews, Brian Tyree Henry as fan-favorite Bernie Hayes and Kaylee Hottle as Jia.  Also joining the cast of Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is Dan Stevens, Fala Chen and Rachel House.  The screenplay is by Simon Barrett.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire will transport audiences into the unexplored depths of a brave new world of spectacular new monsters, heroic adventurers, and awe-inspiring set pieces on a scale unlike anything ever seen before. This promises to be a true cinematic spectacle that demands to be seen on the biggest screens possible.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire opens in theaters and IMAX on March 15, 2024.

 

August 25th, 2022 update

A new press release for the next, and still untitled, Monsterverse film has been released. It seems that the movie that is currently filming in Queensland Australia-will be going the more fantastical route than previous entries. It will also feature a few returning cast members from the prior film which include Rebecca Hall (The Town, Iron Man 3) Brian Tyree Henry (The Eternals, Atlanta) and Kaylee Hottle. In addition, Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) returns to score the production after previously working on Godzilla vs. Kong (2021). The press release gives a more full rundown of the cast and crew, which includes the late Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971) director Yoshimitsu Banno who is still honored as an executive producer on the production. The full press release is below:

DIRECTOR ADAM WINGARD RETURNS AS WARNER BROS. PICTURES AND LEGENDARY PICTURES EXPLORE THE NEXT CHAPTER IN THE MASSIVE MONSTERVERSE FRANCHISE

Epic battle continues as returning cast members, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry and Kaylee Hottle are joined by Dan Stevens and Fala Chen

Burbank, CA – August 25, 2022 – Coming off the global success of 2021’s “Godzilla vs Kong” cameras are now rolling on the latest entry in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic Monsterverse.  This latest entry follows up the explosive showdown of Godzilla vs. Kong with an all-new cinematic adventure, pitting the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence – and our own. The epic new film will delve further into the histories of these Titans, their origins and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and tied them to humankind forever.

The film, which recently began principal photography, is again being helmed by director Adam Wingard (“You’re Next” “The Guest”) and stars returning cast members Rebecca Hall (“The Night House” “Resurrection”), Brian Tyree Henry (“Bullet Train” “Atlanta”), and Kaylee Hottle (“Godzilla vs. Kong”), who are now joined by newcomers Dan Stevens (“Gaslit” “Legion” “Beauty and the Beast”), Fala Chen (“Irma Vep” “Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”), Alex Ferns (“The Batman” “Wrath of Man” “Chernobyl”) and Rachel House (“Hunt for the Wilderpeople” “Thor: Ragnarok” “Foundation”).

Wingard is directing the currently untitled project from a script by Terry Rossio (“Godzilla vs. Kong” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series), Jeremy Slater (“Moon Knight”) and Simon Barrett (“You’re Next”). The film is being produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Eric Mcleod, Brian Rogers, Thomas Tull, and Jon Jashni, with executive producers Josh Grode, Adam Wingard, Jay Ashenfelter, Jen Conroy, Kenji Okuhira and Yoshimitsu Banno.

Once again, Wingard is collaborating with director of photography Ben Seresin (“Godzilla vs. Kong” “World War Z”), production designer Tom Hammock (“Godzilla vs. Kong” “X” “The Guest”), editor Josh Schaeffer (“Godzilla vs. Kong” “Molly’s Game”), and composer Tom Holkenborg (“Godzilla vs. Kong” “Mad Max: Fury Road”), who are now joined by costume designer Emily Seresin (“The Invisible Man” “Top of the Lake”), makeup artist Sabrina Wilson (“Captain Marvel” “The Suicide Squad” “The Book of Bobba Fett”), hairstylist Gloria Pasqua Casny (“The Tomorrow War” “Ford vs Ferrari”), and VFX supervisor Alessandro Ongaro (“The Adam Project” “Ghostbusters: Afterlife”).

The film is being shot on location in Queensland, Australia and is slated for a March 15, 2024, worldwide release from Warner Bros. Pictures except in Japan where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd and in mainland China where it will be distributed by Legendary East.

June 30th, 2022 update

The upcoming Godzilla and Kong sequel now has a release date. The movie will hit theaters in North America on March 15th, 2024.

May 12th, 2022 update

A few sources, such as TheWrap, have confirmed that not only is Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard returning for the sequel but that they have a lead actor as well. Dan Stevens, probably best known to genre fans for his role as the titular character Legion in the X-Men show of the same name, is being tapped to star in the movie. This will mark a reunion for Wingard and Stevens, who previously worked together on the 2014 film The Guest.

The movie starts filming in Australia this summer. A release date is currently unknown for the production.

March 22nd, 2022 update

An official press release surrounding the next installment in the MonsterVerse series has been made available by Legendary. While not containing any new information, the document goes into greater detail surrounding the production and its impact on the Australian economy. The press release can be read below:

Sequel to Godzilla vs Kong set to create 500 jobs in Queensland

The Morrison Government continues to boost to the Queensland economy with another international blockbuster from the MonsterVerse franchise drawn to Australia, with $16 million in funding under the highly successful $540 million Location Incentive Program.

The Legendary Entertainment franchise will return to the Gold Coast and South East Queensland for the highly-anticipated sequel to Godzilla vs Kong, the global blockbuster that thrilled audiences by pitting two of the most iconic monsters of all time against each other in an epic battle royale.

Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP said the production is expected to inject more than $119 million into the Australian economy, employ more than 500 Australian cast and crew, and more than 750 Australian extras.

“The sequel to Godzilla vs. Kong will boost local businesses in and around the Gold Coast and South East Queensland, provide valuable training opportunities for our up-and-coming industry talent, and showcase Australia’s vibrant and versatile landscapes,” Minister Fletcher said.

“This marks the 15th production drawn to Queensland under the Location Incentive, attracting more than $136 million in funding from the Federal Government and a generating a total expenditure of $1.02 billion. This investment has created more than 6,800 jobs for Aussie cast and crew, and provided support for 6,600 businesses throughout the sunshine state.”

Film producer Eric McLeod said the team are excited to be returning to Australia for the third time in the Monsterverse franchise.

“The highly skilled crews, first-rate facilities, and unique locations make filming in Australia a great experience. The support from both the federal government as well as Queensland has always been critical to our success in achieving a high level of filmmaking and an unparalleled audience experience,” Mr McLeod said.

The Queensland Government has also contributed $6.3 million to the production under Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Strategy.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she is delighted to welcome Legendary Pictures back to Queensland, following the filming of Kong Skull Island and Godzilla vs. Kong in the state in 2016 and 2019 respectively.

“It’s clear our highly skilled local crew, diverse locations and first-rate facilities was a definite draw card for them to come back again” the Premier said.

“The production will inject more than double the $36.5 million that Godzilla vs. Kong brought to the state and is a welcome boost to our economy as we recover from the impacts of the global pandemic and south-east Queensland flooding events.

“These types of productions benefit our screen industry, deliver local jobs and provide a welcome boost to our small businesses and communities in and around our production sites.”

To date, the Morrison Government has distributed more than $289 million under the Location Incentive to attract 29 international productions to Australia, generating more than $2.2 billion in private investment, providing more than 18,300 employment opportunities for local cast  and crew, and creating work for over 17,400 businesses that support these big productions.

March 20th, 2022 update

In an unexpected news update, a sequel to Legendary’s Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) has been confirmed in an article published on The Courier-Mail. In their report, Legendary Entertainment is said to be filming this next installment in the MonsterVerse franchise on the Gold Coast, Queensland in Australia, and will be employing hundreds of Australian cast, crew, and extras. Additionally, the sequel is expected to inject nearly $120 million into the Australian economy, greatly benefiting local businesses. Eric McLeod, an executive producer for Kong: Skull Island (2017) and producer of Godzilla vs. Kong (2021), said the team was “excited to be returning to Queensland” for production of the movie. No filming dates have been announced at this time.