As production continues on the Godzilla vs. Kong sequel in Australia, brand new story details about Legendary’s highly-anticipated fifth Monsterverse film have been unveiled through a press release by the Australia Government (via SFFGazette), which was uncovered online by some eagle-eyed fans.
According to the resurfaced press release, the untitled sequel is expected to feature Kong defending “the Earth from the unusual and dangerous creatures that threaten his new home.”
The film is currently slated to arrive in theaters on March 15, 2024, which will see it going up against no direct competition. However, it will be debuting on the same month as other high-profile projects in the form of The Fall Guy, A Quiet Place: Day One, and Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.
The upcoming fifth installment to the blockbuster franchise is once again being directed by Adam Wingard. The Godzilla vs. Kong sequel will be led by Legion star Dan Stevens as he reunites with Wingard following their 2014 thriller film The Guest.
Further details about the project are still kept under wraps, but initial reports last year suggested that it would potentially be titled Son of Kong. The project will once again be produced by Eric McLeod.
The 2021 film was directed by Wingard from a screenplay written by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein. It starred Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, and more. Despite its simultaneous theatrical and HBO Max debut, it still went on to earn a gross of more than $460 million at the worldwide box office.