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Godzilla 2 delayed, Godzilla vs. Kong gets release date

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Universal; Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. has good news and bad news for monster movie aficionados. The bad news is that Godzilla 2, the sequel to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 kaiju reboot, has been pushed back nine months and will now open March 22, 2019. It had been slated for release June 8, 2018.

On the bright side, the behemoth battle Godzilla vs. Kong now has a release date: May 29, 2020.

On its new date, Godzilla 2 avoids a box office showdown with Transformers 6 and will instead vie against the animated movie Amusement Park. Godzilla vs. Kong currently has its opening all to itself.

Warner Bros. also announced that an undisclosed event movie will open Christmas Day 2018, while an unspecified DC Comics film has been pushed back to July 24, 2020, from its previous date of June 19, 2020.

The event film is currently set to open opposite an untitled live-action Disney movie, and it will also come four days after Sony’s animated Spider-Man adventure. The DC film does not have any competition scheduled yet.