The 168-second trailer opens with a warning from one of the characters: “For most of human civilization, we believed that life could only exist on the surface of our planet. What else were we wrong about?” This declaration is accompanied by the dramatic emergence of a mammoth hand breaking through the ground.
“This world has more secrets than we could possibly imagine,” she adds, with Kong gearing up for battle but soon realising that “Kong can’t stop this on his own.” But fret not, “he won’t be alone,” as the unstoppable Godzilla emerges to assist his comrade in the impending showdown. The remainder of the promo follows their endeavours to take the New Empire by its horns.
The 38th film in the Godzilla franchise and the 13th film in the King Kong franchise, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire serves as a sequel to Godzilla vs Kong (2021) and is also the fifth instalment in the MonsterVerse.
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“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,” reads the official synopsis of the film, as reported by Variety.
“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,” it adds.
Helmed by Adam Wingard, Godzilla x Kong also features Rebecca Hall and Brian Tyree Henry in key roles. (Image:Warner Bros Pictures/Facebook)
Helmed by Adam Wingard, who also directed the previous installment, Godzilla x Kong features Rebecca Hall and Brian Tyree Henry reprising their key roles as Dr Ilene Andrews and Bernie Hayes, respectively.
Bankrolled by Legendary Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros Pictures, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is set to hit theatres on April 12, 2024.