Godzilla Vs. Kong to release early in India, will hit theatres on March 24
The new Hollywood creature feature Godzilla Vs. Kong will now release in India on Wednesday March 24, two days ahead of its initial international release date.
“After looking at the tremendous response the trailer has received and sensing the huge anticipation for the film, we are delighted to announce that we are now releasing this movie – Godzilla Vs. Kong – two days earlier than scheduled, so that fans in India get to experience this film in cinemas the sooner!” said Denzil Dias, vice president and managing director, Warner Bros Pictures (India).
Directed by Adam Wingard, the film follows the adventures of Godzilla: King Of Monsters (2019) and Kong: Skull Island (2017), and will see the two iconic screen monsters take on each other. The last time that happened was in 1962, in the film King Kong vs Godzilla.
“This is a battle that hasn’t been waged since 1962, so for us it was like – It’s gotta be the most definitive version and the most satisfying version of these two monsters coming together,” says Wingard.
“In doing that and knowing that everybody has got their favourite, we had to ensure to satisfy both their supporters. They both have their unique special powers and weaknesses…so that’s all taken into consideration. For us, it was most important that this is the most epic battle of all time,” he adds.
The film stars Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown and Rebecca Hall, among others.
Both Godzilla and Kong have seen numerous changes in shape and size over the course of their many decades on camera, and that trend will continue in Godzilla Vs. Kong. Kong has grown significantly since his first MonsterVerse appearance in Kong: Skull Island, which apparently is due to the time that has passed in the interim. The MonsterVerse’s Godzilla is one of the kaiju’s biggest and beefiest versions ever seen on film, though it’s also not the tallest ever.
Thanks to a set of new posters, both Godzilla and Kong’s heights have been officially confirmed for the new movie. The posters, shared on Twitter by Kaiju News Outlet, say that Godzilla will clock in at 120 meters (394 feet) tall, and Kong will stand a bit shorter at 102 meters (335 feet) tall. The trailer footage released so far has made it tough to tell any major difference in size, but it looks like Godzilla is still the biggest monster in the fight.