‘Godzilla Vs Kong’ Could Head Straight to Streaming
There’s no denying that the ongoing pandemic has changed life as we know it. That’s especially true in regards to the way in which we consume media. Due to theatres closing down or shutting their doors until things have settled, we’ve seen more blockbuster releases head straight to VOD and streaming platforms. Godzilla vs. Kong could be the next one to make that leap.
According to Deadline, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. are currently considering how to release the titans’ next onscreen opus. However, the report suggested that the Adam Wingard-directed film looks set streaming release.
Netflix has reportedly offered $200m for the film. Legendary is apparently keen to accept this deal in order to recoup the money put towards the film’s massive production budget. Considering that Godzilla: King of the Monsters underperformed at the box office, it’s understandable why Legendary is keen to do business with Netflix.
However, WarnerMedia, who own the distribution rights to the movie, would rather release the film through its HBO Max streaming service. A blockbuster of this stature would undoubtedly encourage a few more subscribers, after all.
WarnerMedia has denied this latest development, though, stating that Godzilla vs Kong will have a theatrical release. Given that Wonder Woman 84 is heading straight to HBO Max, however, the studio has proven that it’s open to the direct-to-streaming option for its tentpole releases.
Of course, the fate of Godzilla vs Kong’s release will depend on how the state of the world come May 2021. Here’s hoping that COVID-19 buggers off soon and allows us to enjoy the thrill of giant monsters battering each other on the big screen.
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