Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

2024 film by Adam Wingard

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is an American action-adventure science fiction monster movie directed by Adam Wingard. It is a sequel to Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) and is produced by Legendary Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the fifth movie in the MonsterVerse franchise.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
Directed byAdam Wingard
Screenplay byTerry Rossio
Simon Barrett
Jeremy Slater
Story byTerry Rossio
Michael Dougherty
Zach Shields
Based onGodzilla
by Toho
King Kong
by Edgar Wallace and Merian C. Cooper
Produced byMary Parent
Alex Garcia
Eric McLeod
Brian Rogers
Thomas Tull
Jon Jashni
StarringDan Stevens
Rebecca Hall
Brian Tyree Henry
Kaylee Hottle
Fala Chen
Allan Henry
CinematographyBen Seresin
Edited byJosh Schaeffer
Music byTom Holkenborg
Legendary Pictures
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures (Worldwide)
Toho (Japan)
Release dates
  • March 29, 2024 (2024-03-29) (Culver City)
  • April 26, 2024 (2024-04-26) (Japan)
Running time
115 minutes
CountryUnited States

The movie is also the 37th in the Godzilla franchise, the 13th in the King Kong franchise, and the fifth Godzilla movie to be completely produced by a Hollywood studio. Legendary Pictures 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 Dan Stevens cast as the lead. Filming began in July 2022 in Gold Coast, Queensland and finished in November 2022.

The movie was originally scheduled to be released on March 15, 2024, but was pushed back to April 12, 2024. It was then pushed forward to March 29, the movie's current release date. in this film Kong is now played by mo-cap actor Allan Henry also played Skar King, replaced by Eric Petey in the sequel.