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Warner Bros. Boss Says Godzilla vs. Kong May Be Pushed Out to Make Sure It Delivers

June 11, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Godzilla vs Kong

Godzilla vs. Kong is still absolutely happening, but it may come out a touch later than expected in order to do it perfectly. Speaking at the Produced By Conference late last week, Warner Bros. Studio chairman Toby Emmerich revealed (per Deadline) that the studio may delay it a bit from its current March 13th, 2020 release date to make sure that they have it as good a movie as they can.

“[Godzilla vs. Kong] will deliver for fans in the way they were looking for [in King of the Monsters],” Emmerich said. “It might come out later in the year, so we can deliver an A+ movie.”

The talk of a potential delay comes as King of the Monsters is having a middling, though not entirely unsuccessful, time at the box office. To date the film has $80.2 million domestically and $296.2 million worldwide against a $170 million budget, plus marketing costs. With a likely $400 million – $450 million worldwide gross needed to break even, it isn’t in bad shape but Warner Bros. surely wanted better.

Godzilla vs. Kong is directed by Adam Wingard and has the following 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.