Netflix Made $200M+ Bid for ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’; Could End Up on HBO Max

Just a week ago it was announced that Warner Bros. will give Wonder Woman 1984 a Christmas release on both premium VOD and in limited theaters, assuming they’re even open.

In some monstrous news to kick off a long holiday weekend, THR says Netflix made a $200 million bid to bring Godzilla vs. Kong directly to their streaming service, but “WarnerMedia has blocked the deal while preparing an offer of its own for its streamer, HBO Max.”

The site makes sure to clarify that Legendary declined to comment while a Warner Bros. spokesperson said: “We plan to release Godzilla vs. Kong theatrically next year as scheduled.”

Hollywood Reporter explains: “Godzilla vs. Kong, the fourth entry in the series, is slated for a May 21, 2021 opening but it is far from clear that U.S. theaters will be fully back in business by then and even if they are, the studios face a pile-up of major releases that were pushed due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, Legendary is stuck with the cost of carrying an unreleased big-budget film. Though Warner Bros. has only a 25 percent stake in the movie, it controls the release.”

Godzilla vs. Kong was directed by Adam Wingard, who directed Bloody Disgusting’s A Horrible Way to Die, and parts of V/H/S and V/H/S/2, as well as The Guest, You’re Next, and Blair Witch, and features actors Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall and Kyle Chandler.

The epic adventure will pit two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another – the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong – with humanity caught in the balance…

“In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into uncharted terrain and unearths clues to the Titans’ origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.”

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