Godzilla: King of the Monsters just hit theaters, but the next big kaiju showdown is just around the corner. That’s right, we’re talking about Godzilla vs. Kong, the epic showdown we’ve been waiting for since 2015.
Slated for 2020, there’s a lot we already know about the upcoming MonsterVerse movie. Here’s all the latest on the Godzilla vs. Kong release date, trailers, cast, plot, spoilers, and more.
Warning: Spoilers for Godzilla: King of the Monsters below.
When Is the Godzilla vs. Kong Release Date?
Godzila vs. Kong is slated for release on March 13, 2020. That’s less than a year from now.
Is there a Godzilla vs. Kong trailer?
Not yet, but one could drop soon. The first trailer for King of the Monsters dropped on July 21, 2018, roughly 10 months before the movie’s release.
Based on that schedule, we’re already due for a Godzilla vs. Kong trailer. More likely, however, we’ll get our first look in late July 2019 at San Diego Comic-Con.
Who’s in the Cast of Godzilla vs. Kong?
Millie Bobby Brown and Kyle Chandler will reprise their King of the Monsters roles as Madison Russell and her, father Mark. Ziyi Zhang also returns as the twin kaiju researchers Dr. Ilene Chen and Dr. Ling.
Beyond that, the new MonsterVerse movie is adding a bunch of talent, including Alexander Skarsgård, Lance Reddick (John Wick), Eiza González (Alita: Battle Angel), Rebecca Hall, Shun Oguri, Jessica Henwick (Iron Fist), and Julian Dennison (Deadpool 2). Danai Gurira (Black Panther, Avengers: Endgame*) is also rumored, but unconfirmed.
On the monster side, we’re definitely expecting Godzilla and King Kong. Beyond that, we don’t know if any other kaiju will show up, though it’s definitely possible after all the new titans that were introduced in King of the Monsters.
Who’s Writing and Directing Godzilla vs. Kong
King of the Monsters director and co-writer Michael Dougherty is also co-writing this movie along with Terry Rossio and Zack Shields. It’s being directed by Adam Wingard, who’s best known for horror movies like You’re Next.
How Does Godzilla: King of the Monsters Set Up Godzilla vs. Kong
King Kong never shows up in the latest Godzilla movie, but his presence is definitely felt. The credits, which feature a series of fictional headlines from the MonsterVerse, even tease his arrival from Skull Island while also setting up a world where humans and kaiju coexist thanks to the benevolence of Godzilla.
It’s unclear how exactly Godzilla and Kong will cross paths, but based on everything we’ve seen so far, the giant gorilla will be the antagonist to Godzilla’s hero.
Who’s Going to Win?
After making short work of King Ghidora in King of the Monsters, you might think Godzilla is the obvious victor — especially with an entire army of monsters behind him. But maybe not.
Speaking to Bloody Disgusting, Michael Dougherty (the King of the Monsters director and co-writer of Godzilla vs. Kong) made the argument that you shouldn’t count out King Kong just yet, calling the gorilla “extremely intelligent” and more mature than he was the last time we saw him:
“We’re looking at an almost David versus Goliath situation. Because everyone, the moment you say Godzilla’s going to fight Kong, your first reaction is ‘Kong doesn’t stand a chance. You know, it’s like watching Rocky go up against Ivan Drago. It seems like it’s unfair — but clearly, this means the underdog might have a few surprises.”
“If you really take the time to look at Kong as a character, it’s like, ‘Okay, in Skull Island he was an adolescent, so he was still growing.’ So who knows how big he is since the 1970s when they first met him?”
Does Godzilla vs. Kong Have a Post-Credits Scene?
We won’t know until the movie comes out next March, but based on what we saw in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, you can probably expect a post-credits teaser.