Godzilla: King of the Monsters isn’t even out yet, but Warner Bros. is already gearing up for its sequel — by moving up the release date.
The studio has announced that Godzilla vs. Kong, originally scheduled for release in May 2020, will now arrive in theaters two months earlier on March 13, 2020. That’s just over eight months after King of the Monsters bows on May 31 of this year, meaning fans are going to get two Godzilla films within a year. It’s unclear why Warner moved the film up, but it could have been to avoid competition from an unknown Marvel movie slated for May 2020. As it stands now, Godzilla vs Kong would largely have the date of March 13 to itself.
While we don’t know yet what will happen in King of the Monsters, we assume that Godzilla is going to come out on top in the film’s battle royale between Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah, since he’ll be squaring off against King Kong in the film’s sequel. Here’s that film’s synopsis:
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.
It remains to be seen how Kong will pose more of a threat to Godzilla than Ghidorah, but luckily we now won’t have to wait long to find out.