Saturday, June 13, 2020

Godzilla vs. Kong Delayed to Summer 2021

King Kong from November 20 to May 21, 2021. Taking the date previously held by the Keanu Reeves-starring The Matrix 4 — now releasing nearly one year later in April 2022 — monster brawl Godzilla vs. Kong will open opposite Spiral, a new chapter in the Saw franchise starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson, both coming two weeks after Marvel Studios' Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

After shifting the Christopher Nolan-directed Tenet from July 17 to July 31, Warner Bros. pushed DC Comics tentpole Wonder Woman 1984 from August 14 to October 2. The live-action Tom and Jerry movie, once set for December 23, was pushed to March 5, 2021.

In May, the monster movie was suspected to move off its November 2020 date when a tie-in art book, timed to coincide with the film's release, was pushed from November to May 2021.

Godzilla vs. Kong now launches the studio's 2021 summer slate, which includes the Looney Tunes and LeBron James team-up Space Jam: A New Legacy on July 16, 2021, and James Gunn's The Suicide Squad on August 6, 2021. The Batman — once set to open June 25, 2021, before production was shut down due to coronavirus — was earlier delayed to October 1, 2021.