Godzilla Vs. Kong will seemingly transfer straight to premium streaming on HBO Max or Netflix
Another monstrously big blockbuster could go straight to streaming. It turns out that Godzilla versus Kong is considered a streaming release. The question is, where will the King of the Monsters take on King Kong? Right now it's between Netflix and HBO Max. Either way, it's likely that movie buffs will be able to watch the two iconic beasts from the comfort of their own homes sometime next year.
According to a new report, Netflix offered about $ 200 million for the streaming rights to Godzilla vs. Kong, a co-production by WarnerMedia and Legendary. This was probably appealing as Netflix isn't available in China. This means that the studio could still make a theatrical release in the country, which in addition to the large sum of money brings in a box office. Previous MonsterVerse entries have done well financially in China.
In the meantime, WarnerMedia should try to keep the film indoors. HBO Max, which launched earlier this year, is also under the umbrella of the company, and that's the most likely target. It's just about working out the finances. In that case, Warner Bros. would make a theatrical release in conjunction with the HBO Max debut. The studio also announced plans for Wonder Woman 1984, which will hit theaters and streaming services on Christmas Day. A Warner Bros. spokesman said at the moment: "We plan to release Godzilla vs. Kong in theaters next year as planned."
Should this come to fruition and the signs point in that direction, it could be another blow to the cinemas. A blow that the industry can hardly afford. Originally, Godzilla vs. Kong and many other blockbusters arrive in 2020. With insecurity at box offices and theater closings still rife, streaming has become a viable option. Even for big films like this one. Pixar & # 39; s Soul, Disney's live-action remake Mulan, Bill and Ted Face the Music, and Trolls World Tour are just a few examples of films that made big streaming debuts.
MonsterVerse kicked off with Godzilla from 2014, followed by Kong: Skull Island from 2017. Both were big hits, grossing $ 529 million and $ 561 million at the global box office, respectively. 2019's Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the only disappointment in the universe. The sequel grossed just $ 383 million in total on a production budget of $ 170 million.
Adam Wingard (Blair Witch) sits in the director's chair for the upcoming monster film. Millie Bobby Brown and Kyle Chandler will repeat their roles from King of the Monsters. Julian Dennison (Deadpool 2, Hunt for the Wilder), Brian Tyree Henry (Joker, Children's Game), Demian Bichir (The Nun, Alien: Covenant), Alexander Skarsgard (Long Shot, Big Little Lies), Eisa Gonzalez (Baby Driver), Hobbs & Shaw), Jessica Henwick (Underwater, Iron Fist), Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3, The Gift) and Lance Reddick (John Wick: Chapter 3, The Wire) complete the cast. We will keep you updated as more details become available. This news comes to us through The Hollywood Reporter.
Topics: Godzilla vs. King Kong, Streaming, HBO Max, Netflix
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