The theatrical launch of Godzilla vs Kong has been formally pushed again to November 20, 2020, liberating up its unique launch date, March 13, 2020, for different Warner Bros. titles. It has been a transfer a very long time coming, on condition that WB’s representatives have been speaking about shifting Godzilla vs Kong again for the reason that summer time. Yesterday’s information made this long-discussed delay lastly official, and the film will now be a Thanksgiving tentpole; nevertheless, the query stays what, if any, movies the studio will slot as an alternative.
Now that Godzilla vs. Kong is occupying the pre-Thanksgiving slot Warner Bros. has used up to now for tentpole releases, like Justice League and half of the unique Harry Potter films, it stays to be seen if the monster mash-up can financially thrive in its new launch date or not. What is evident at this cut-off date is that shifting Godzilla vs. Kong from its preliminary launch date leaves a serious hole within the launch schedule of WB for 2020.
Whereas Warner Bros. does not have a very crowded launch schedule for 2020, there are a handful of titles that probably may very well be shifted to a March 13, 2020 launch. One such title is the upcoming sequel The Conjuring 3. One other attainable choice is WB’s animated launch Scoob!; the studio might resolve to maneuver the title to an early spring launch if it needs to keep away from the aggressive summertime household film season.
One other risk is that Warner Bros. might slide in considered one of their at the moment undated 2020 releases into this slot. Two examples of such unscheduled titles that may very well be prepared in time for a spring launch embrace the Angelina Jolie thriller These Who Want Me Lifeless and Warner Bros./Legendary Photos launch Enola Holmes. The latter title looks like an particularly doubtless candidate to maneuver into Godzilla vs Kong’s unique launch date on condition that each are WB/Legendary Photos options starring Millie Bobby Brown. The truth that there’s at the moment nothing else scheduled in March 2020 that may compete with Enola Holmes’ goal demographic (younger grownup ladies) might additionally make it a effective launch date.
Provided that March is a few brief months away, it ought to quickly be made obvious if WB plans to maneuver considered one of these, or another, titles to Godzilla vs Kong‘s unique launch date. Even when the studio decides to not launch something throughout that interval, it is uncertain that March 13, 2020 will stay devoid of a serious launch for lengthy; as seen by various latest field workplace hits, March is a serious month for blockbuster titles. Now that Godzilla vs Kong is now not competitors, one other potential field workplace monster will doubtless take its place on a first-rate weekend on this profitable month.