Godzilla vs Kong might be the latest blockbuster movie to head to a streaming service. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has made an offer of over $200 million for the film. However, it appears as though Warner has blocked that offer while preparing a deal with HBO Max.
Legendary has declined to comment on the current situation while a Warner Bros. spokesperson commented: “We plan to release Godzilla vs. Kong theatrically next year as scheduled.”
The original offer from Netflix would have actually been quite beneficial for Legendary, who financed the film at 75%. Since Netflix doesn’t have a presence in China, it still could have had a theatrical release especially when you consider that all previous three MonsterVerse movies- Godzilla, Kong, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters– performed very well over in China.
- Godzilla (2014) – $77.6 million
- Kong: Skull Island (2017) – $168.1 million
- Godzilla: King of the Monster (2018) – $135.5 million
This report comes just days after Warner Bros announced that Wonder Woman 1984 would be released in theaters in December and available to stream on HBO Max.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted on what happens with Godzilla vs Kong. It would be a shame to miss such a monumental and epic battle on the big screen, but fans still want to see it, we still want to see it. Regardless of how it comes to us, we’re just glad that we’ll be seeing the two iconic characters battle it out.
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