Warner Bros. and Legendary have officially announced the title of the latest installment of the MonsterVerse: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empirethrough a teaser that you can find at the end of the note.
Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, fifth installment of the MonsterVerse, has its theatrical release set by March 15, 2024, repeating like this, the same month in which its predecessor was launched, Godzilla vs Kong (2021).
Filming took place in Australia under the command of the filmmaker Adam Wingardwho is back behind the lens after taking care of the aforementioned GvK.
The cast has the turn of Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry y Kaylee Hottleretaking the roles played in GvKand welcomes new members to the saga like Dan Stevens (The Guest, Gaslit, The Rental), Speak Chen (Irma Vep, Shang-Chi) y Rachel House.
The WB and Legendary announcement also confirms with an official description shared below, what was suggested from the beginning. This will be a direct sequel to GvK. The climax of the latter suggests that there is a lot of material yet to be explored, such as the case of seeing Kong in Hollow Earth.
“This latest entry in the Monsterverse franchise follows the explosive showdown of Godzilla vs. Kong in an all-new cinematic adventure, pitting the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal, undiscovered threat lurking within our world, challenging their very existence – and ours. The epic new film will delve into the stories of these titans, their origins, and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythical battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and bound them to humanity forever.”
The script was written by Simon Barrett (You’re Next, The Guest).
The MonsterVerse is made up of Godzilla(2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), Godzilla: The King of the Monsters (2019), y Godzilla vs Kong (2020). The MonsterVerse has proven to be a commercial success for the studios. So far, his four films have accumulated a total of $1.946 million dollars in the global box office.
Title announcement teaser and some screenshots: