The New Empire’ Sets Max Streaming Date in July : ‘Godzilla x Kong

More Godzilla and King Kong are coming to Max

Published Time: 27.06.2024 - 19:31:28 Modified Time: 27.06.2024 - 19:31:28

More Godzilla and King Kong are coming to Max. “Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire” will be available to stream from home on Max starting July 4.The film was a box office hit earlier this year with $196 million at the domestic box office and $567 million worldwide.

Following the events of 2021’s “Godzilla vs. Kong,” the new film finds the two iconic monsters putting aside their differences and living peacefully — with King Kong residing in the Hollow Earth alone and Godzilla fighting destructive monsters and napping in Rome’s Colosseum. However, that balance is disrupted when Kong, longing for fellow gigantic friends, discovers a violent clan of massive apes hiding out in Hollow Earth. Led by the ruthless Scar King, the apes attack Earth, and the only creatures who can stop them are Godzilla and Kong.

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The latest film in the Monsterverse franchise was released in theaters March 29. It was directed by Adam Wingard, who also helmed 2019’s “Godzilla vs. Kong” and got his start in the horror genre with “You’re Next,” “V/H/S,” “Blair Witch” and “Death Wish.” “Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire̶ -

1; opened to a huge $80 million at the box office, marking the highest opening of Wingard’s career and the second-highest of the Monsterverse movies.

“Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” stars Rebecca Hall (“The Gift”), Brian Tyree Henry (“Bullet Train”) and Dan Stevens (“Beauty and the Beast.”) It was produced by Thomas Tull (“Kong: Skull Island”) and Mary Parent (“Dune: Part Two.”)

A version of the film with American Sign Language will also stream exclusively on Max the same day. It was produced with ASL performer Otis Jones.

“Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire” is the fifth installment in the Monsterverse. It was released a few months after Toho’s “Godzilla Minus One,” which was released in December 2023 and became the first Godzilla movie to win an Oscar for visual effects.

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