Godzilla trades punches with King Kong in first trailer

(The battle begins March 26)

Aw yeah. Despite the tepid critical and box office response 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters received, who isn’t salivating at the thought of seeing this legend collide with another legend King Kong. We are only two months away from Godzilla vs. Kong makes its debut in theaters and on HBO Max on March 26.

Kong and his protectors have undertaken a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe.

The epic clash between the two titans— instigated by unseen forces—is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth. Watch the first trailer, released today, below:

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And there’s a poster:

The film stars Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies, The Little Drummer Girl), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things, Godzilla: King of the Monsters), Rebecca Hall (Christine, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women), Brian Tyree Henry (Joker, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), Shun Oguri (Weathering with You), Eiza González (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw), Julian Dennison (Deadpool 2), with Kyle Chandler (Godzilla: King of the Monsters) and Demián Bichir (The Nun, The Hateful Eight).

Adam Wingard (The Guest, You’re Next) directed from a screenplay by Eric Pearson (Thor: Ragnarok) and Max Borenstein (Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Kong: Skull Island), story by Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) and Michael Dougherty & Zach Shields (Godzilla: King of the Monsters), based on the character Godzilla owned and created by TOHO CO., LTD. The film was produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Eric McLeod, Jon Jashni, Thomas Tull and Brian Rogers, with Jay Ashenfelter, Herbert W. Gains, Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira executive producing.

The director’s behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Ben Seresin (The Mummy, World War Z), production designers Owen Paterson (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Godzilla) and Thomas S. Hammock (Blair Witch), editor Josh Schaeffer (Godzilla: King of the Monsters), costume designer Ann Foley (Skyscraper) and visual effects supervisor John “DJ” DesJardin (upcoming Zack Snyder’s Justice League).

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Present a Legendary Pictures Production, A Film By Adam Wingard, Godzilla vs. Kong.

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The film will be released nationwide in 2D and 3D in select theaters and IMAX on March 26, 2021 and will be available in the U.S. on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release. It is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of creature violence/destruction and brief language.

SOURCE: Warner Bros.