Godzilla vs. Kong Trailer Gives Us More of the Titular Battle

The full movie is out late March in India and on HBO Max.

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Godzilla vs. Kong Trailer Gives Us More of the Titular Battle

Photo Credit: Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures

A still from Godzilla vs. Kong trailer

Highlights
  • Godzilla vs. Kong release date in India is March 26
  • Available on HBO Max (for a month) starting March 31
  • Mechagodzilla might be the real villain in Godzilla vs. Kong

A new Godzilla vs. Kong trailer has dropped. HBO Max and Legendary Pictures have unveiled a new minute-long teaser for the upcoming monster mash-up that reiterates Kong's bond with the young girl Jia (Kaylee Hottle) and shows them communicating through sign language, and gives us new shots of the fights between the two titular giants (and the devastation it will cause, naturally). Kong is being billed as the underdog in the new Godzilla vs. Kong trailer, as he finds himself trapped underwater in chains, and is pummelled to the ground elsewhere.

Of course, that's only half the story. Thanks to the synopsis and enthusiasts, we know that Mechagodzilla will most likely be part of Godzilla vs. Kong. Mechagodzilla was originally conceptualised as an alien, but over time, it's become a man-made character designed to protect Japan from Godzilla. Even as that might fit the “Godzilla is a villain now?” tone of the first Godzilla vs. Kong trailer, it's much more likely that Mechagodzilla might become a common foe for both Godzilla and Kong. That would force the beasts to set aside their differences and come together in the final act of the film.

Godzilla vs. Kong stars Alexander Skarsgårdm, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir, Zhang Ziyi, Van Marten, Lance Reddick, Jessica Henwick, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Benjamin Rigby, and the aforementioned Hottle. Adam Wingard directs Godzilla vs. Kong off a script by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein. Godzilla vs. Kong is a production of Legendary Pictures. Warner Bros. Pictures is the global distributor, except in Japan where Toho handles it.

Here's the official synopsis for Godzilla vs. Kong, from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures:

Legends collide in Godzilla vs. Kong as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans — instigated by unseen forces — is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.

Godzilla vs. Kong is out March 26 in India in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu (only in theatres), and March 31 on HBO Max (for 31 days) and in US cinemas.

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Akhil Arora covers entertainment for Gadgets 360, interviewing stars such as Christian Bale and Anurag Kashyap, covering series premieres, product and service launches across the globe, and looking at American blockbusters and Indian dramas from a global socio-political and feminist perspective. As a Rotten Tomatoes-certified film critic, Akhil has reviewed over 150 movies and TV shows in over half a decade at Gadgets 360. When he is not completely caught up with new film and TV releases, Akhil ...More
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