The streaming rights for the film “Godzilla vs. King Kong” are currently part of a bidding war between HBO Max and Netflix.
According to sources, a bid of $200 million USD was submitted to Legendary Pictures from Netflix for the rights for the movie even though WarnerMedia is seeking to block the deal so they can release it on HBO Max. No comment was given by Legendary Pictures though a rep from Warner Bros. was quoted as saying ”We plan to release Godzilla vs. Kong theatrically next year as scheduled.”
This film would mark the 4th installment in the series which is currently consisting of Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017) and Godzilla: King Of Monsters (2019). This 4th installment will have the 2 monsters duke-ing it out for the fist time in these monster’s histories. Even though 75% of the film’s budget is coming from Netflix, and Warner Bros providing 25% of the film’s budget the release rights of the film are still controlled by Warner Bros.
The theatrical release date for Godzilla vs. King Kong is presently scheduled for My 21st 2021, though with the issues pertaining to the Coronavirus that have largely had a negative effect on the theater industry, a theatrical release at all would be up in the air.
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