Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire – Release Date, Trailer, Plot & Everything We Know

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire promises an epic clash, especially after the dramatic conclusion of the initial modern Godzilla vs Kong film. The future of the MonsterVerse was always leading up to this monumental showdown. Six years prior to the release of Godzilla vs Kong in theaters and on HBO Max, Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment unveiled plans for a King Kong film alongside a sequel to Godzilla. It was evident from the start that these developments would culminate in a colossal battle between Godzilla and Kong. Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island premiered in 2017, followed by Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters in 2019, marking a five-year gap since Gareth Edwards’ original Godzilla film.

The objective was clear: set the stage for a cinematic clash between the two iconic monsters in 2021. Despite this goal, no sequels in the MonsterVerse were officially announced before the release of Godzilla vs Kong, likely to maintain suspense regarding the outcome. However, the conclusion of Godzilla vs Kong, which sees both creatures establishing dominance in their respective realms — Godzilla reigning as the Alpha Titan on the surface and Kong asserting his rule over the Hollow Earth — sets the stage for their inevitable rematch in Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. With the release date now confirmed, audiences eagerly await the ultimate showdown between these legendary kaiju on the big screen.

The Latest Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire News

With the movie’s release date drawing near, the latest update brings us a new international trailer for Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, offering a glimpse of more kaiju action. In this brief TV spot, both Godzilla and Kong take center stage, alongside recognizable landmarks like the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Unlike previous teasers, this one showcases King Kong and Godzilla in broad daylight, joining forces to confront a common enemy within the hollow Earth.

Godzilla Vs Kong 2 Release Date

In March 2022, updates on Godzilla vs Kong revealed plans to shoot the movie in Queensland, Australia. Filming concluded towards the end of 2022. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire will be shot in the southeastern region of Queensland and on the Gold Coast. With filming wrapped up, the production will now enter an extensive phase of editing and post-production, focusing on designing the monsters and CGI effects that will feature in the film. After several schedule adjustments, the movie is now set to hit theaters on March 29th, 2024.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire: The Cast

In the realm of Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire updates, the spotlight remains on the monstrous stars rather than the human characters. Casting announcements take a back seat to updates about the colossal creatures themselves. Nevertheless, there are significant updates concerning the human characters who will share the screen with these behemoths. The most noteworthy news is the introduction of a new lead character, portrayed by Legion’s Dan Stevens. Stevens takes on the role of Trapper, likely in a similar vein to Alexander Skarsgård’s character in Godzilla vs. Kong.

Brian Tyree Henry is slated to reprise his role as Bernie Hayes, the conspiracy theorist introduced in Godzilla vs. Kong. Hayes joined forces with Madison Russell and Josh Valentine to uncover Monarch’s clandestine activities. Also returning are Rebecca Hall as Dr. Ilene Andrews, the linguist who studied Kong on Skull Island, and Kaylee Hottle as her adopted daughter Jia. Among the newcomers, Fala Chen (Shang Chi) has joined the ensemble cast in a yet-to-be-disclosed role. Additionally, Alex Ferns (Andor) and Rachel House (Thor Ragnarok) are among the new additions to the cast.

The confirmed cast for the film includes:

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire Story Details

In Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, Godzilla and Kong join forces to combat a formidable Titan threat. The malevolent Skar King has usurped power from the Hollow Earth temple, aiming to rival the might of both Godzilla and Kong. To preserve harmony between the two realms, the titular Titans must unite against this common foe.

Recent updates on Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire have spotlighted the emergence of the formidable ape Titan. Additionally, the antagonist is depicted with glowing blue eyes, suggesting an acquisition of powers akin to Godzilla’s. Godzilla harnesses blue atomic energy, granting him his signature atomic breath ability, a power not shared by Kong. Given that Godzilla’s power originates from the Hollow Earth temple, it’s plausible that a member of Kong’s species accessed this energy source, setting the stage for the Titan War.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire Trailers

Legendary Entertainment unveiled a title reveal trailer in April, offering a sneak peek at the new antagonist, which may have divulged more than intended. The trailer showcases a formidable Titan amidst bones and remnants, sporting glowing blue eyes. It pans out to reveal the illuminated skulls of Kong’s ape species and a Godzillasaurus before presenting the film’s title in bold letters, accompanied by a thunderous roar. The new villain’s piercing blue gaze dominates the screen before fading to black.

Subsequently, a full trailer for the upcoming movie has been released, featuring both human and Titan characters, including ‘Baby Kong’ – a youthful ape monster. Notably, the trailer depicts Kong and Godzilla appearing to unite, or at least confronting a common adversary.

As the movie’s premiere approaches, an international TV trailer for Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire emerged online, offering fresh insights not found in previous trailers. Specifically, the 30-second TV spot showcases Godzilla and Kong in daylight, charging into battle within the hollow Earth.

In a final promotional push, a concluding trailer for Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire surfaced online, featuring a blend of new and familiar footage. Alongside glimpses of the Egyptian Pyramids and various kaiju hero moments, the trailer introduces a new Titan clash. In this preview, Godzilla engages in combat with an ice Titan named Shimo, bearing resemblance to a dinosaur. Additionally, the teaser highlights that Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire commemorates the Monsterverse’s tenth anniversary.

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