Ever since it was announced, Warner Bros.’ Godzilla vs. Kong has held the promise of some titanic action between its two titular monsters.
With the film set to release in just over a month, Warner Bros. has finally given us our first look at the upcoming match-up, showing off what looks to be some spectacular action scenes as the two monsters go head to head onboard an aircraft carrier in the middle of the ocean.
That’s really all you need to know about the film, right? Kong. Godzilla. Aircraft carrier. Punches. I’m sold.
There is a bit more in the trailer—Kong’s been captured from his home on Skull Island, and is being brought somewhere onboard a huge ship, where he’s presumably being trained to protect humanity from another bigger threat. Along the way, there’s a little girl who’s formed a bond with Kong, who seems as though she can keep him calm when he’s stressed out.
Then along comes Godzilla. The efforts of U.S. warplanes fall short in taking the beast out, and various humans realize that there’s something provoking him. Cue various shots of city-wide destruction. It looks as though they discover that there was some sort of war that took place eons ago between giant beasts, leaving Kong and Godzilla as the only survivors—and now, they get to decide the final battle once and for all.
The film is part of Warner Bros. and Legacy Pictures’ MonsterVerse cinematic universe, which kicked off back in 2014 with Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, and continued with Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
The film was originally supposed to hit theaters in November 2020, but was bumped back to May 21st, only to be bumped forward to March 26th, when it’ll be released simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max.