'Godzilla vs. Kong': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about WB-Legendary monster film

The movie is directed by Adam Wingard who is known for 'Death Note' on Netflix, 'The Guest' and 'You're Next'


                            'Godzilla vs. Kong': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about WB-Legendary monster film
Kong in 'Godzilla vs. Kong' (Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures)

The official trailer for the new upcoming Warner Bros film 'Godzilla vs. Kong' is finally out! The movie that will be released later this year comes after 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' (2019) and 'Kong: Skull Island' (2017). The last time the titans' fight was witnessed was in 'King Kong vs. Godzilla' (1962) which saw Kong winning the battle. Here is all you need to know about the film showcasing the titan throwdown.

Release date

'Godzilla vs. Kong' will premiere on March 26, 2021. 

Plot

Kong in 'Godzilla vs. Kong' (Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures)

The official movie synopsis from Warner Bros. reads, "Fearsome monsters Godzilla and King Kong square off in an epic battle for the ages, while humanity looks to wipe out both of the creatures and take back the planet once and for all."

Cast

Alexander Skarsgård as Nathan Lind

Alexander Skarsgård attends the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Skarsgård is known for his roles as John Clayton in 'The Legend of Tarzan' (2016), Perry Wright in 'Big Little Lies' (2017-2019), Eric Northman in 'True Blood' (2008-2014), and Gadi Becker in 'The Little Drummer Girl' (2018). His recent works include 'The Aftermath' (2019), 'Long Shot' (2019), 'The Kill Team' (2019), and 'The Stand' (2020-2021). Besides 'Godzilla vs. Kong' he has a release titled 'The Northman' in post-production. In 2018, the actor won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role in 'Big Little Lies'. That same year he won a Critics Choice Award at the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series for the same production. He also won a Primetime Emmy in 2017 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for the same production. 

Millie Bobby Brown as Madison Russell

Millie Bobby Brown attends the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Brown is popularly known for her role as Eleven in 'Stranger Things' (2016-2021), Enola Holmes in 'Enola Holmes' (2020), and Madison Russel in 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' (2019). She has a release titled 'The Girls I've Been' in pre-production and another release titled 'The Thing About Jellyfish' which is listed as announced. She also has producer credits for 'The Girls I've Been' and 'Enola Holmes'. The young actress was nominated for two Primetime Emmy's, one in 2017 and the other in 2018 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for 'Stranger Things'. In 2017 she won a Saturn Award at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, the USA for Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series for the same production. That same year she also won a Chainsaw Award at the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards for Best TV Actress for the same production.

Rebecca Hall as Ilene Andrews

 

Rebecca Hall arrives for the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gala Dinner during the 74th Venice International Film Festival at Arsenale on September 5, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Jaeger-LeCoultre)

 

Hall is known for her roles as Vicky in 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' (2008), Claire Keesey in 'The Town' (2010), Sarah in 'The Prestige' (2006), and Florence Cathcart in 'The Awakening' (2011). Her most recent roles include 'Holmes & Watson' (2018), 'A Rainy Day in New York' (2019), 'The Night House' (2020), and 'Tales from the Loop' (2020). She has a release titled 'With/In' in post-production. In 2009 the actress was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical for 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'. In 2013 she won a Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actress in 'Parade's End' (2012) and in 2017 she won a Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress for 'Christine' (2016).

Kyle Chandler as Mark Russell

Kyle Chandler attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.

 

Chandler is known for his role as Deputy Jackson Lamb in 'Super 8' (2011), Hamilton Jordan in 'Argo' (2012), Eric Taylor in 'Friday Night Lights' (2006-2011), and Joe Chandler in 'Manchester by the Sea' (2016). His recent works include 'Game Night' (2018), 'First Man' (2018), 'Catch-22' (2019), and 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' (2019). He was also seen in 'The Midnight Sky' (2020) where he played the role of Mitchell. He has a release titled 'Slumberland' in pre-production. The actor won a Primetime Emmy in 2011 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for 'Friday Night Lights'.

Kaylee Hottle as Jia

Kaylee Hottle as Jia in 'Godzilla vs. Kong' (Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures)

Young Hottle, according to her IMDb page, was born in Georgia and comes from a family that has four generations of deaf relatives on her father's side. She is fluent in American Sign Language and has been part of commercials such as the Glide app public service announcement and "Mother's Day" for Convo Relay. She was also part of '10 Deaf Children: One Powerful Message' (2018) that was directed by Sheena McFeely and produced by ASL Nook.

The 'Godzilla vs. Kong' cast also includes Demián Bichir as Walter Simmons, Brian Tyree Henry as Bernie Hayes, Eiza Gonzalez as Maya Simmons, Lance Reddick as Monarch Director, Julian Dennison as Josh Valentine

Creators

The movie is directed by Adam Wingard who is known for 'Death Note' on Netflix, 'The Guest' and 'You're Next'. Eric Pearson, Max Borenstein, Terry Rossio, Michael Dougherty, and Zach Shields have writing credits. Jay Ashenfelter, Jennifer Conroy, and Tamara Watts Kent serve as co-producers. Alex Garcia, Jon Jashni, Eric McLeod, Mary Parent, Brian Rogers, and Thomas Tull serve as producers. Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira serve as executive producers. 

Trailer

The trailer sees Kong and those that protect him trying to find him a home as the titan ends up bonding with Jia, a young orphan. Unfortunately, the group finds themselves in the middle of Godzilla's wrath and Kong is the only one that can take him on because he "bows to no one." The trailer evidently also highlights Kong more than Godzilla - apparently, there was a war and Godzilla and Kong are the last ones standing.



 


Where to watch

'Godzilla vs. Kong', premiering on March 26, 2021, will be available to watch on HBO Max and in theaters.

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'King Kong vs. Godzilla' (1962)

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