FIRST LOOK: Godzilla vs. Kong (delayed to November 20, 2020)

An eight month delay has been announced moving the next monstervsers showdown Godzilla vs. Kong from March 13, 2020 to its new opening date of 2020.

This explains why there hasn’t been a trailer yet, and only fan concept drawings and mass speculation as to what this is about exist. Some sites are claiming they have inside knowledge but nothing official has been shared other than some basic movie info:

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.

Movie Info at Rotten Tomatoes for Godzilla vs. Kong as of 11/25/2019

Guilty as charged for being a sucker for monsters fighting monster movies. Especially the awesomely cheesy Japanese stop-motion films.

No, there hasn’t been much information made available about the film yet, except that it is being worked on by Warner Bros. to make it hopefully a massive monster hit (that it deserves!), instead of a lackluster monster battle movie.

The bar isn’t too high to beat out the prior battle in 1963 between the two famous monsters, at least from an effects standpoint. Story-wise, the cheese factor of the prior film probably can’t be topped and, frankly, wouldn’t be as appreciated by moviegoers in 2019 (I would dig it, though). Honestly, I think the best play is to go for an updated movie. Maybe they should have gotten a director who thinks way out of the box like Bong Jo-Hoon?

Check out this battle between Kong and Godzilla throwing down in the 1963 film reviewed by the Hollywood Reporter below:

The plot simply is a device for getting the two celebrated monsters, King Kong and Godzilla, into conflict. They meet in Japan. Human efforts to divert or disable them having failed, a plan is devised for getting them together, on the theory they will knock each other off.

‘King Kong vs. Godzilla’ Review: 1963 Movie | Hollywood Reporter

Recently, I rewatched King Kong (1976) ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ and King Kong (2005) ⭐️⭐️ directed by Peter Jackson. Going to have to go into full-on Godzilla mode in the next year to get ready for this (hopefully) epic rematch.

Perhaps Warner Bros. knows that there are fans out there like me that just want a great battle wrapped around an exciting story. Fans that know the technology exists to pull this off and are ready but aren’t going to settle for simply cool CGI effects without an entertaining story (Gemini Man⭐️⭐️ anyone?)

It could also be that the box office performance of Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) has them reeling. The studios seem to be getting a little more concerned about not just throwing a bunch of money at movies, but to trying to make them the best they can be. Bravo if another eight months for this movie will make a difference.

Godzilla vs. Kong opens November 20, 2020.

Are you planning on seeing Godzilla vs. Kong in the theater, waiting for streaming or still undecided if you want to see it at all?

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