Will the new empire be released?

By | March 28, 2024

Godzilla and Kong in Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire

Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire is preparing to hit theaters. (Warner Bros.)

If cinema has taught us anything, it’s that you can’t stop a good monster – and with the upcoming arrival of Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, that lesson continues to be proven.

As the latest installment of Warner Bros. Legendary Pictures and MonsterVerse. Pictures – a cinematic world that has so far included five films, two TV projects and many large CGI monsters – this new project looks to push the evolving cinematic lore even further with more teeth, claws and big beast battles.

What else do we know about the sequel to Godzilla Vs. Kong? Let’s see.

When will Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire be released?

King Kong in Godzilla x Kong: The New EmpireKing Kong in Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

The latest MonsterVerse film is the sequel to Godzilla Vs. Kong. (Warner Bros.)

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire will make its way to a theater near you on Friday, March 29, a month earlier than its previous release date of Friday, April 12.

How are the reviews?

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.  (Warner Bros.)Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.  (Warner Bros.)

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. (Warner Bros.)

After a handful of early preview screenings, the first reviews for Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire have appeared online.

Digital Spy seemed to enjoy it, calling it the most fun MonsterVerse episode yet and a “consistently entertaining, large-scale blockbuster.”

Others weren’t as enthralled, with The Telegraph calling it “thunderously boring” and Deadline saying it “seems especially Hollywoodised” in the wake of the Oscar-winning Godzilla Minus One.

Read more reviews below:

Digital spy: Godzilla x Kong is the most fun MonsterVerse movie yet (4 minutes reading)

The Telegraph: They’re monsters fighting – and that’s it (3 minutes reading)

Deadline: The Titans of the Monsterverse Join Forces Against Evil, But It’s Still More of the Same Stomp Fest (5 minutes reading)

IndieWire: Titans team up in Goofy sequel that’s always silly but rarely fun (10 minutes reading)

Is there a trailer for Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire?

The latest trailer for Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire dropped in February and featured a slew of surprises, including a mechanical battle arm and the arrival of a baby Kong.

Check it out below:

The official trailer for Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire was released by Warner Bros. in December 2023. Watch it above.

The trailer shows Kong’s encounter with another being – apparently a titan – and the threat of a formidable enemy.

There’s also talk of Godzilla and Kong teaming up to take on a common enemy, but whether this is the terrifying mysterious titan or something else is unclear.

Before that, a small teaser was shared online that confirmed the film’s title while providing some foreboding atmosphere.

Even though it only lasts half a minute, we already get the feeling that something big is coming that will knock Godzilla and Kong from their place. Could it be a new Titan? It sure seems like it.

What is the plot of Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire?

Godzilla in Godzilla x Kong: The New EmpireGodzilla in Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Adam Wingard returns as director of Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. (Warner Bros.)

Adam Wingard returns to the director’s chair for Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire after directing 2021’s Godzilla V. Kong, a monstrous mash-up film that became a hit at home after its debut during the pandemic.

This time around, our two titular Titans (the MonsterVerse label for giant creatures who enjoy scuffles) will face their biggest challenge yet: a new gigantic creature lurking in the Earth that seems ready to break free and threaten both their world and ours.

According to the film’s official synopsis: “This latest entry follows up the explosive showdown of Godzilla vs. Kong with an all-new cinematic adventure, pitting the all-powerful Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal, undiscovered threat hidden in our world , and their very existence – and our own.

“The epic new film will delve deeper into the history of these Titans, their origins and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythical battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and bond them to humanity forever.”

Who is in the cast of Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire?

Dan Stevens as Trapper, Rebecca Hall as Dr.  Ilene Andrews and Kaylee Hottlea as Jia in Godzilla x Kong: The New EmpireDan Stevens as Trapper, Rebecca Hall as Dr.  Ilene Andrews and Kaylee Hottlea as Jia in Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Dan Stevens, Rebecca Hall and Kaylee Hottle star in the blockbuster. (Warner Bros.)

Characters from Wingard’s first film return for the sequel, including conspiracy theorist Bernie Hayes, played by Bryan Tyree Henry, and Titan expert Dr. Ileen Andrews, played by Rebecca Hall.

For this new adventure, former Downton Abbey and The Guest star Dan Stevens is joined in an undisclosed role. Will he be a hero or up to no good? Time will tell.

Elsewhere, we can expect appearances from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings actor Fala Chen, Hunt For The Wilderpeople’s Rachel House and Chernobyl actor Alex Ferns, but none of their roles have been revealed so far.

Newcomer Kaylee Hottle will also star as a character named Jia.


Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire hits theaters on Friday, March 29

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