Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (2024)

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Directed by Adam Wingard[1][2]
Written by
Music by Tom Holkenborg[3]
effects by
Alessandro Ongaro[3]
Production company Legendary Pictures[7]
Distributor Warner Bros.US,[4] TohoJP[8]
This article concerns an upcoming subject, and will be updated with new information as it arises.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is an upcoming American science fiction monster film set to be directed by Adam Wingard and written by Terry Rossio, Jeremy Slater, and Simon Barrett from a story by Rossio, Wingard, and Barrett, with visual effects supervised by Alessandro Ongaro. Produced by Legendary Pictures, it is the fifth entry in the Monsterverse,[7] following up the 2021 film Godzilla vs. Kong. The film will feature Godzilla and Kong joining forces once again against a new threat.[5] Warner Bros. will tentatively release it to American theaters on April 12, 2024,[9] while Toho will bring it to Japanese theaters sometime the same year.[8]


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.[5]


On April 27, 2021, The Hollywood Reporter published a story which alleged that Legendary Pictures were in talks with Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard to direct another Monsterverse movie, with Son of Kong a potential title.[10]

Close to a year later on March 20, 2022 (the 21st in Australia), Australian news outlet The Courier Mail broke the news on a new Monsterverse film set to shoot in the country.[7] The same day, the Australian government's Office for the Arts reported that the film would begin production in July of that year, and seemingly confirmed a focus on Kong.[11] On March 24, the 1291st issue of Production Weekly confirmed Adam Wingard as director, along with returning Monsterverse producers Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, and Eric McLeod. The issue also provided a contact email, "[email protected]," and connected it to the Son of Kong title.[1]

Deadline reported on May 12 that Dan Stevens will star in the film.[12] On May 19, Production Weekly #1299 reported the film's working title as Origins.[13]

On June 20, Gold Coast-based production company Village Roadshow Studios seemingly alluded to the film on Instagram, posting that set construction was underway for "the third instalment [sic] of the Kong films[.]"[14] On July 2, the official English-language Godzilla site confirmed that Godzilla would appear in the film, though it did not give any details on the extent of his role.[15]

On August 25, Collider reported that Terry Rossio would be returning to write the screenplay for the new film after previously collaborating on the story for Godzilla vs. Kong, and would be joined by Jeremy Slater and Simon Barrett. The report also confirmed that Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, and Kaylee Hottle would be reprising their roles from the previous film, with Fala Chen, Alex Ferns, and Rachel House joining Dan Stevens as new cast members. Furthermore, Collider provided a new synopsis which suggested that Godzilla would be joining forces with Kong once again to battle a new threat.[5]

Toho announced on December 13 as part of their future release lineup that they will bring the movie to Japanese theaters in 2024.[8]

A teaser for the film was released on April 19, 2023, revealing its title as Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.[16]


Principal photography on the film commenced in Queensland, Australia's Gold Coast on July 29, 2022, with suburban Surfers Paradise standing in for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[17] Both Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla vs. Kong previously filmed in the state.[7]


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Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.




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Alternate titles

  • Origins (working title)[13][2]
  • Son of Kong (early rumored title)[10][1]
  • Godzilla vs. Kong 2 (media nickname)[12]
  • Godzilla and Kong (title on film crew hats)[18]
  • Godzilla & Kong (title on film crew shirts)[19][20]
    • G&K (abbreviated title)[21]


Title reveal teaser



This is a list of references for Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Production Weekly 2022a, p. 39
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Origins clapper board.jpg
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 Sudomerski, Joshua (25 August 2022). "August 25th, 2022 update". Toho Kingdom.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 D'Alessandro, Anthony (30 June 2022). "'Dune: Part Two' Butts Up Against 'Hunger Games' Prequel On Pre-Thanksgiving 2023; 'Godzilla-Kong' Sequel Dated For 2024". Deadline.
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 Oddo, Marco Vito (25 August 2022). "'Godzilla vs. Kong 2' Synopsis Reveals New Details About Monsterverse Sequel". Collider.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Origins". Writers Guild of America West. Retrieved 11 May 2023.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Price, Amy (21 March 2022). "Godzilla vs Kong sequel confirmed for Queensland in $119m filming coup". The Courier Mail. Archived from the original on 20 March 2021.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "東宝2023年のラインナップ発表 宮崎駿監督の新作、「キングダム3」、山田尚子監督のアニメーションなど". Eiga.com. 13 December 2022.
  9. D'Alessandro, Anthony (24 August 2023). "'Dune: Part Two' Moves To 2024, Latest Big Pic To Shift During Strike; 'Aquaman 2', 'Wonka' & 'Color Purple' Stick To 2023". Deadline.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Kit, Borys (27 April 2021). "'Godzilla vs. Kong' Director Adam Wingard in Talks for Legendary's Next Monsterverse Film (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  11. "Monsterverse franchise returns to Queensland". Arts.gov.au. 21 March 2022.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Kroll, Justin (12 May 2022). "'Godzilla vs. Kong 2': Dan Stevens Reunites With 'The Guest' Director Adam Wingard On Legendary Sequel". Deadline.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Production Weekly 2022b, p. 40
  14. villageroadshowstudios (20 June 2022). "Set construction is currently underway at #villageroadshowstudios for the third instalment of the Kong films (Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla vs Kong) 🦍..." Instagram.
  15. "Godzilla vs. Kong Sequel Announcement". Godzilla. 2 July 2022.
  16. Legendary (19 April 2023). "Godzilla x Kong: Title Reveal". YouTube.
  17. GORMARU (29 July 2022). "The 5th MONSTERVERSE Blockbuster Begins Filming! #Godzilla #Kong #themonsterversecontinues #Monsterverse #filming". Twitter.
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  20. @mikes_monsters (8 April 2023). "I wonder what this could be from… 🦖🦍". Twitter.
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  • ""UNTITLED GODZILLA VS KONG SEQUEL" Feature Film". Production Weekly. No. 1291. Production Weekly. 24 March 2022.
  • ""UNTITLED GODZILLA VS KONG SEQUEL" Feature Film". Production Weekly. No. 1299. Production Weekly. 19 May 2022.


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