Fans who have been waiting to see the two most iconic giant monsters face off on the big screen will have the opportunity to see the brawl earlier than originally planned. In a slew of major changes in release dates, Warner Bros. announced that the highly-anticipated Godzilla vs. Kong will roar into theaters on May 22, 2020.
Godzilla vs. Kong was originally set for a release on May 29, 2020, and now that WB has pushed the film up a week earlier, it puts the monstrous brawl in the heart of Memorial Day weekend.
Godzilla vs. Kong is the culmination of Legendary Entertainment’s MonsterVerse between the two most recent American iterations of the iconic monsters. Godzilla (2014) and this year’s Kong: Skull Island brought the creatures back and bigger than ever. Godzilla grossed $529.1 million at the worldwide box office while Kong: Skull Island has grossed $562.4 million worldwide so far. A writer’s room for the crossover has also been assembled.
A sequel to Godzilla, entitled Godzilla: King of the Monsters will precede Godzilla vs. Kong. The film will be directed by Krampus director Michael Dougherty.
In other news, the animated adaptation of the Hanna-Barbera classic Scooby-Doo has been delayed two years. The film, entitled Scooby was originally set to be released on September 21, 2018 and will now be released on May 5, 2020.
Scooby will be the first theatrical film featuring the iconic talking dog along with his Mystery Team since Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed was released in 2004.
What do you think of these release date changes? Are you excited that Godzilla vs. Kong will be in theaters on the Memorial Day weekend of 2020? Are you bummed that we have to wait a little longer for another adventure with Scooby-Doo? Sound off in the comments below.