Godzilla vs. Kong

Japan Release: 2021
Running Time:
113 minutes

Godzilla vs. Kong

Japanese Title

ゴジラ vs コング
[Gojira vs Kongu]

Distributor: Production:

Legendary Entertainment / Warner Bros.

In 2024, Godzilla appears in Pensacola, Florida and attacks a Apex Cybernetics facility. The incident causes humanity to revaluate if Godzilla is truly friendly toward civilization. Meanwhile, Kong is kept at a secure location on Skull Island. However, fear mounts that the area can no longer sustain the now gigantic titan. Former Monarch member Nathan Lind, at the behest of Apex Cybernetics, convinces them to relocate the beast. The proposed location: the Hollow Earth. Nathan's brother had previously ventured there, although perished during the trip. Apex Cybernetics is interested for the resources available at the Hollow Earth. Both see Kong as the key for leading them safely there. However, Monarch fears that if Kong is removed from Skull Island that Godzilla will sense him. This, they fear, will lead to the two titans battling, attempting to assert themselves as alpha titan...

Live Action Science Fiction KaijuGodzilla

Box Office - Stock Footage - DVDs - CDs - Pictures - Background - Concept Art - Cut Scenes - Reviews


International Title

Godzilla vs. Kong

Initial US Title

Godzilla vs. Kong
US Distributor: Warner Bros. (2021) / Time: 113 Minutes

Alternate Titles




King Ghidorah
King Ghidorah (stock footage)
MUTO (stock footage)
Rodan (stock footage)
Scylla (stock footage)
Methuselah (stock footage)



Directed by Adam Wingard
Writing credits Eric Pearson Max Borenstein, Terry Rossio, Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields
Produced by Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Brian Rogers, Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Eric McLeod
Executive Producer Yoshimitsu Banno, Kenji Okuhira, Jay Ashenfelter, Herbert Gains, Dan Lin
Music by Tom Holkenborg
Cinematography by Ben Seresin
Film Editing by Josh Schaeffer
Production Design by Tom Hammock, Owen Paterson
Assistant Director Ashley Douglass, Chiquita Mitchell
Nathan Lind Alexander Skarsgard
Madison Russell Millie Bobby Brown
Ilene Andrews Rebecca Hall
Bernie Hayes Brian Tyree Henry
Ren Serizawa Shun Oguri
Maya Simmons Eiza Gonzalez
Josh Valentine Julian Dennison
Jia, Iwi Native Kaylee Hottle
Mark Russell Kyle Chandler
Walter Simmons Demian Bichir
Monarch Director Lance Reddick
Wilcox, Admiral Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Jay Wayne Ronny Chieng


Toho Stock Footage

DVDs and Blu-rays

United States Region 1 Godzilla vs. Kong Warner Bros. (2021) Order
United States Blu-ray Godzilla vs. Kong Warner Bros. (2021) Order
United States Blu-ray Godzilla vs. Kong 4K Warner Bros. (2021) Order

Background and Trivia

  • The movie's United States and worldwide release was pushed back numerous times due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. At various points the film was planned to release on May 22nd, 2020, November 20th, 2020, and then finally May 21st, 2021. After announced that Godzilla vs. Kong would go to theaters at the same time as HBO Max, and following a new agreement between Warner Bros. and Legendary, the title shifted upward to March 26th, 2021. This was later moved to March 31st, 2021.
  • No Toho characters beyond Godzilla or Mechagodzilla were ever intended to appear in Godzilla vs. Kong due to story constraints and budget concerns. That said, there are stock footage appearances of both Rodan and King Ghidorah. Mentioned in an interview with Adam Wingard.
  • There were multiple different versions of the climactic battle with Mechagodzilla that featured Godzilla participating in the fight more but they never made it past the early animation stages. Noted in an interview with Adam Wingard.
  • During a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), director Adam Wingard was asked if he or the studio decided if Godzilla or Kong would be the ultimate winner in the movie. His response was that it was a mutual decision: "Luckily they agreed with me right from the start so that was never a problem. Good to be on the same page about something like that!" In another comment, the director also mentioned that every draft of the script had the same winner as well and views the battle result as: "Godzilla def won. He killed Kong. Kong was revived. I consider the Mecha battle was outside of that. As they say: Godzilla won the fight, Kong won the movie."
  • Also during the Reddit AMA, director Adam Wingard was asked about Ren Serizawa, played by Shun Oguri, and why his connection with his father from the prior MonsterVerse films, Ishiro Serizawa played by Ken Watanabe, wasn't elaborated on. His response was they "Just didn't have the time in the plot to get more into it. Felt interesting leaving it mysterious. I hear the novelization expands on that. I need to check it out. I hear it has a lot of scenes that were never even in the script. Should be cool to see that take, also I hope it expands on the monsters inner thoughts."
  • Another question during the Reddit AMA with director Adam Wingard asked if any other pre-existing titans from the franchise were considered to appear during the main film. The director answers: "No other pre existing Titans were ever seriously considered but we created quite a few that were going to show up in Hollow Earth that we didn't get a chance to show."
  • The choice was made not to feature any of the classic Akira Ifukube themes because director Adam Wingard viewed the MonsterVerse Godzilla as being a seperate entity from Toho's Godzilla. Brought up in an interview with Adam Wingard.


Tyler Trieschock Star Rating
May 4, 2021
Anthony Romero Star Rating
May 17, 2021