The first official trailer for Godzilla vs Kong dropped this morning and it delivers all the epic action that you could hope for.

In the past decade Marvel Studios has garnered a deserved reputation for making cinematic filmmaking interconnected. The dreams of seeing big screen heroes team-up and battle against each other is now an everyday reality. Marvel’s efforts led to the biggest movie in box-office history, with Avengers: Endgame. However, several decades before Iron Man punched Captain America’s shield, there was an even bigger clash of cinematic titans.

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In 1962, two of arguably the most recognizable screen heroes in movie history battled in King Kong vs. Godzilla. That film was a hit at the time, grossing an estimated $10 million dollars and forever stretched the imagination of kids and filmmakers worldwide.

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Now Legendary Pictures is completing their own saga that began with 2014’s reboot of Godzilla, which was then followed by Kong: Skull Island, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. While the box-office returns for the films trended downward for the aligned franchises, the world and mythology was meticulously crafted so the eventual battle between King Kong and Godzilla felt inevitable.

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Today we finally get our first full look at Godzilla vs Kong and it delivers on all the bombastic spectacle that you would hope for from such an ambitious project. Director Adam Wingard is at the helm of the epic blockbuster that pits the two titans against each other, while teasing a larger mystery with the promise of an even greater threat.

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Godzilla vs Kong is the second major tentpole release for WB on the HBO Max streaming service, following December’s release of Wonder Woman 1984, so there will be a lot of eyes on the project to see how it performs. Regardless, we are just two short months away from the biggest release of 2021 so far. The time to get hyped is now. Enjoy the trailer.

Godzilla vs Kong First Trailer

Godzilla vs Kong Official Synopsis

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes the long-awaited face-off between two icons, “Godzilla vs Kong,” the next epic adventure in Legendary’s cinematic Monsterverse, directed by Adam Wingard.

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.

The film stars Alexander Skarsgård (“Big Little Lies,” “The Little Drummer Girl”), Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”), Rebecca Hall (“Christine,” “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women”), Brian Tyree Henry (“Joker,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”), Shun Oguri (“Weathering with You”), Eiza González (“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”), Julian Dennison (“Deadpool 2”), with Kyle Chandler (“Godzilla: King of the Monsters”) and Demián Bichir (“The Nun,” “The Hateful Eight”).

Wingard (“The Guest,” “You’re Next”) directed from a screenplay by Eric Pearson (“Thor: Ragnarok”) and Max Borenstein (“Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” “Kong: Skull Island”), story by Terry Rossio (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”) and Michael Dougherty & Zach Shields (“Godzilla: King of the Monsters”), based on the character “Godzilla” owned and created by TOHO CO., LTD. The film was produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Eric McLeod, Jon Jashni, Thomas Tull and Brian Rogers, with Jay Ashenfelter, Herbert W. Gains, Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira executive producing.

The director’s behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Ben Seresin (“The Mummy,” “World War Z”), production designers Owen Paterson (“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Godzilla”) and Thomas S. Hammock (“Blair Witch”), editor Josh Schaeffer (“Godzilla: King of the Monsters”), costume designer Ann Foley (“Skyscraper”) and visual effects supervisor John “DJ” DesJardin (upcoming “Zack Snyder’s Justice League”).

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Present a Legendary Pictures Production, A Film By Adam Wingard, “Godzilla vs Kong.” The film will be released nationwide in 2D and 3D in select theaters and IMAX on March 26, 2021 and will be available in the U.S. on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release. It is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of creature violence/destruction and brief language.

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Godzilla vs. Kong will be released nationwide in 2D and 3D in select theaters and IMAX on March 26, 2021 and will be available in the U.S. on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release. What did you think of the first trailer for Godzilla vs Kong? Let us know in the comment section or over on our social media!

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