Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather? Undertaker vs. Kane? The Lochness Monster vs. Big Foot? I don’t think there are other match-ups that can elevate the likes of the infamous Godzilla vs. Kong. The two have been successful in their own rights both as film and lore icons.

To settle the debate to which iconic creature is stronger, Godzilla vs. Kong will be released in theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously on the 26th of March, 2021, instead of the 21st of May––making fans wait for a little less than what was supposed to.

The schedule change follows WarnerMedia and Legendary’s compromise to which the latter financed a third of the film to WarnerMedia’s 25%. Legendary actually considered litigating against WarnerMedia after the latter announced plans to release the enter 2021 film slate on HBO Max alongside its theatrical releases––a move that possibly made WarnerMedia rethink its decision to block a $200 million deal with Netflix. Considering these happenings, it looks like WarnerMedia’s lucky to come out unscathed.

WarnerMedia’s Godzilla vs. Kong is the fourth installment in Legendary’s Godzilla and Kong franchise. Originally, the film was slated to release on the 21st of May, 2021, but because of the pandemic, it looked as if it was a good move for both parties to release the film two months earlier. Before the agreement, however, the business side of both companies was elevated. Luckily, they reached a compromise for the fourth installment of the franchise.

The movie stars Alexander Skarsgård, Stranger Things‘ Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Jessica Henwick, and Kyle Chandler.

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