Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is an upcoming American monster film directed by Adam Wingard. Produced by Legendary Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is a sequel to Godzilla vs. Kong (2021), and the seventh installment and fifth film in the MonsterVerse. It is also the 38th film of the Godzilla franchise, the 13th film in the King Kong franchise, and the fifth Godzilla film to be completely produced by an American film studio. The film stars Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Dan Stevens, Kaylee Hottle, Alex Ferns, and Fala Chen. Hall, Henry and Hottle reprise their roles from the previous film. In the film, Godzilla and Kong must reunite against an undiscovered threat that threatens the Hollow Earth and the surface.
Due to the box office and streaming success of Godzilla vs. Kong during the COVID-19 pandemic, Legendary announced a sequel in March 2022 and that filming would commence later in the year. In May 2022, it was announced that Wingard would return to direct and Stevens cast as the lead. Filming began in July 2022 in Gold Coast, Queensland and finished in November 2022.
Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is scheduled to be released on April 12, 2024.
The VFX Done by:
Weta FX – VFX Supervisor: Kevin Andrew Smith, Animation Supervisor: Ludovic Chailloleau
Scanline VFX – VFX Supervisor: Nick Crew, Animation Supervisor: Eric Petey
DNEG – VFX Supervisors: Paul J. Franklin, Aleksandar Pejic
Luma Pictures – VFX Supervisor: Olivier Dumont
Baked Studios – VFX Supervisor: George Loucas
Previsualization by The Third Floor – Previs Supervisor: Jeremy Munro
The Production VFX Supervisor is Alessandro Ongaro.
The Production VFX Producer is Thomas Elder-Groebe.
Director: Adam Wingard
Release Date: April 12, 2024 – USA