Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but if you're a fan of large monsters fighting on the big screen (I know I certainly am) then this will come as a blow... Godzilla vs Kong has been delayed 'til next November.
That's a whole year of sitting around twiddling our thumbs... and watching the last three instalments.
Originally scheduled for a May 2020 release, this mutant crossover set to unite two worlds from the MonsterVerse has been taking its dear, sweet time, and the anticipation has only been building, with fans happy they were only going to have to wait under a year after Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
Now the film has been pushed back due to no particular reason cited - although we knew back in June that it going to be a possibility, with Warner Bros film chief Toby Emmerich acknowledging that it might happen to ensure it resulted in "an A+ movie".
Now Godzilla vs. Kong is set to go up against Happiest Season (starring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis), Sylvester Stallone’s superhero movie Samaritan, and an as-yet untitled project from Amblin. Hmmmm.
There's some speculation, of course, that after the box office mediocrity of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the pressure is really on to deliver on this one. So, d'ya really blame 'em for allowing more time to get it spot on?
Godzilla is one of those series of movies where you can just enjoy... large monsters. The last one was a visual treat, but was met with mixed reviews overall.
But if you're a particular fan of large monsters? It does the job. My partner was overjoyed, because it was just silly enough.
This upcoming instalment (which wrapped in April) is also the first time ever that Godzilla and Kong have crossed paths in an American production, so it's fair to say that there's quite a lot riding on this being well-received.
For the future... of the MonsterVerse!
Godzilla vs Kong will star Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler and Zhang Ziyi who are reprising their roles, plus Alexander Skarsgård, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Eiza González, Shun Oguri, Jessica Henwick, Julian Dennison, Demián Bichir and Lance Reddick.
As for the script, it was written by Terry Rossio before being directed by Adam Wingard (Death Note).
Welp, good things come to those who wait. Be patient and time will pass... as will our judgment.