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Is Godzilla Vs Kong heading to streaming next?

November 26th, 2020 by Marc Comments


After the news that Wonder Woman, following a long line of other releases this year, would be primarily released on streaming (here), it seems another monster (ahem) release is heading to TV screens rather than the cinema.

Godzilla Vs Kong, the latest in Legendary’s monsterverse saga, looks set to head to HBO Max following reports the Netflix had made an offer of $200m for the movie.

Although at this stage, Warner Brothers are sticking to their big screen plans, with a spokesman saying: “We plan to release Godzilla Vs Kong theatrically next year as scheduled.”

The movie is currently set for a May 21st, 2021 release having been already delayed, but at the moment it’s still not known if cinemas will be back in business by then given the current pandemic and, on top of that, there’s lot of movies piling up for release, meaning next year’s cinema schedule is already set to be chock full.

The Netflix offer would have meant that, should it have been accepted, since they don’t stream in China, the movie could still have hit cinemas there and this would likely have been a big market for it, so this deal had to have looked enticing.

The movie would have been the fourth Monsterverse movie following on from Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017) and last year’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

Personally, I have liked these movies while not loving them in the way I hoped I would but I will say that they are big, loud spectacle movies and I’ve no doubt this installment, like the others, is crying out to be seen on the biggest possible screen available.

What say you all? Would you like to enjoy this monster mash in the house or is this a night out kinda deal? Let me know…

Godzilla vs. Kong was directed by Adam Wingard and stars Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall and Kyle Chandler.

Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….