Iconic Monsters Become Allies in Epic Battle

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The MonsterVerse returns for its fifth installment with the new trailer of “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.” The film comes after Legendary Pictures’ 2021 feature “Godzilla vs. Kong” helmed by Adam Wingard, who returns to direct this upcoming monster movie.

Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry and Kaylee Hottle reprise their 2021 roles as Dr. Illene Andrews, Bernie Hayes and Jia, respectively. The film also stars franchise newcomers Dan Stevens and Fala Chen.

Per the “The New Empire’s” official synopsis: “This latest entry follows up the explosive showdown of Godzilla vs. Kong with an all-new cinematic adventure, pitting the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence – and our own. The epic new film will delve further into the histories of these Titans, their origins and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and tied them to humankind forever.”

Descending from a long lineage of films, “The New Empire” marks the 38th film in the Godzilla franchise, which began in Japan back in 1954 with Ishirō Honda’s “Godzilla.” This also marks the 13th film in the King Kong franchise, which began in the U.S. with the RKO Picture’s 1933 original.

“Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” is written by Terry Rossio, Jeremy Slater and Simon Barrett, with Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Eric McLeod, Brian Rogers, Thomas Tull and John Jashni serving as producers. The creature feature is set to hit theaters on April 12, 2024.

Watch the trailer below.

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