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Netflix Reportedly Made $200 Million Bid For Godzilla vs. Kong, Film May Arrive on HBO Max

November 27, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Godzilla vs. Kong may be the next blockbuster to hit streaming services, as it could land at HBO Max after a massive offer from Netflix. THR reports that Netflix made an offer of over $200 million for the upcoming Legendary Pictures kaiju film, only to have WarnerMedia block the deal as they are preparing an offer for their own service.

THR reports that Legendary declined comment while a spokesperson for Warner Bros. said that “We plan to release Godzilla vs. Kong theatrically next year as scheduled.” However, it must be said such a plan does not preclude the possibility of heading to streaming as the studio is releasing Wonder Woman 1984 on December 25th both in theaters and on HBO Max for a limited time. THR reports that the offer being figured out by WarnerMedia and Warner Bros. would likely also include a theatrical release.

Godzilla vs. Kong is set for release currently on May 21st, 2021. However, it is not yet clear if theaters will be up and running by that point and if they are, the monsterverse movie could face a host of competition as a ton of major films which were delayed due to pandemic will need to release. Legendary financed 75% of the budget for the film and the Netflix offer would have had a lot of appeal, especially since Netflix doesn’t have a presence in China and the film could have played theatrically there.

Godzilla vs. Kong is directed by Adam Wingard and stars Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall and Kyle Chandler. It follows up on Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Kong: Skull Island.