Godzilla: King of Monsters release date changed as studio eyes summer success

Warner Bros. has decided to delay release date of Godzilla: King of the Monsters by almost two months. The movie was originally set to release on March 22, 2019 but the studio has moved the release to May 31, 2019.

Their belief of securing a sure win with this date stems from how well this year’s summer releases Deadpool 2 and Solo, and, previously, Jurassic World have done.

The sequel, King of the Monsters, will be directed by Michael Dougherty and is going to feature several familiar giant monsters from the franchise’s past. Apart from the titular monster himself, there’s also going to be Mothra, Rodan, and Godzilla’s ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.

The cast includes stars like Zhang Ziyi, Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Bradley Whitford, Ken Watanabe, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance and Aisha Hinds.

The film’s synopsis reads: “When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.”

Along with that, O’Shea Jackson Jr also recently said in an interview with Colider: “In the last scene between Godzilla and King Ghidorah, I promise you, you will never forget it in your life. As a nerd, I am foaming at the mouth to get in the editing room… Godzilla will be the number one movie. The way that Godzilla and Ghidorah fight… Man… Kong better bring some shit.”

Jackson here refers to the scheduled sequel in the series after King of Monsters, which is going to be Godzilla vs. Kong. In that particular movie, the current Godzilla series is going to be fused with the legendary Kong series that had initiated with Kong: Skull Island.

This upcoming sequel of the Godzilla franchise will be directed by Dougherty from a script he wrote with Zach Shields.

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