Warner Bros. has done a little late-night shuffle with their distant release date calendar. The bad news for fans of Godzilla and Green Lantern is that those projects are getting delayed a bit; the good news is that they’ve set a firm date for their planned monster mash-up, Godzilla vs. Kong.
Let’s take a look at the shifts in brief below, as reported by The Wrap:
- Godzilla 2 movies from June 8, 2018 to March 22, 2019
- Godzilla vs. Kong now bows on May 29, 2020
- Untitled Warner Bros. Event Film to open on Christmas Day of 2018
- Untitled DC Comics Movie, expected to be Green Lantern Corps, moves from June 19, 2020 to July 24, 2020
As for Godzilla 2, which reunites screenwriter Max Borenstein and director Gareth Edwards, the film now moves off of Paramount’s Transformers 6 release date and out of the jaws of Universal’s Untitled Jurassic World Sequel, which opens just two weeks later on June 22, 2018. Instead, Big G will go up against the younger-skewing original animated movie Amusement Park, also from Paramount.
At the moment, Godzilla vs. Kong has the weekend after Memorial Day 2020 all to itself. However, an untitled Marvel movie is currently slated to open earlier in that month. There’s a lot of time between now and then, so you can fully expect some release date shifts to occur over the next four years.
Warner Bros.’ untitled event film must be a confident one since it’s currently slated to go head to head with an untitled live-action Disney movie that same day. Adding some variety to the holiday season of 2018 is the animated Spider-Man movie from Sony, which opens December 21, 2018. That project hails from writers/producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
Finally, the untitled DC Comics movie, presumably the Green Lantern Corps film, could be coming just a few weeks later than originally designed. (Take as much time as you need to get this one right, you guys.) Geoff Johns himself confirmed that the movie was in the works early this year, but that it was still a ways away. Mark your calendars accordingly, but maybe don’t use permanent marker just yet.