Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (2024) Cast and Release Date

When we explore the world of “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” we must recognize the sheer mastery of filmmaking that makes these monsters come to life. The film transports viewers to a world where titans are free to roam, showcasing technological and special effects innovations. The breathtaking scenery and painstakingly created monsters serve as a reminder that the magic of movies transcends artificial intelligence.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire Overview

Release DateMarch 29, 2024
DirectorAdam Wingard
CastRebecca Hall, Rachel House, Dan Stevens, and Brian Tyree Henry, 
Main GenreAction
WritersTerry Rossio, Simon Barrett, Jeremy Slater

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

On March 29, 2024, Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire will be released, marking the enormous return of the monstrous creatures of the MonsterVerse to the big screen. The movie was first supposed to come out on March 15, 2024, but it was postponed until April 12 and then moved up two weeks. The movie will now open on the weekend that Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire and Mickey 17 starring Bong Joon-ho skipped.

Where Can Watch Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire?

It’s a well-known fact among Godzilla and King Kong enthusiasts that these movie icons shine brightest when viewed on a large screen. The Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire announcement trailer makes it evident that the sequel will only be released in theaters. Fans should be happy about this news because the last movie, Godzilla vs. Kong, was unable to have a proper theatrical release because of the ongoing global pandemic. 

As an alternative, it made its HBO Max premiere on the same day as the rest of Warner Bros.’s 2021 movie schedule. Despite this, the prior movie managed to earn a respectable amount in theaters and emerged as the first big hit of the pandemic, grossing $470 million globally. The New Empire is responsible for bringing the franchise back to theaters. After its theatrical run ends, we’ll likely see the movie at the newly renamed Max.

Who Stars in ‘Godzilla X Kong?

Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire will feature some cast members from Godzilla vs. Kong making a comeback. These include Kaylee Hottle as Jia, Kong’s young human companion, Rebecca Hall as monster expert Dr. Ilene Andrews, and Brian Tyree Henry as conspiracy theorist Bernie Hayes. Dan Stevens, star of Downton Abbey, will also be joining the cast in a leading role that has yet to be revealed. 

Fala Chen (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), Alex Ferns (The Batman), Rachel House (Thor: Ragnarok), and Mercy Cornwall (Dive Club) complete the ensemble. Stars of Godzilla vs. Kong, including Julian Dennison, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, and Alexander Skarsgård, will not be playing the same roles in this film.

Who Is Making ‘Godzilla X Kong?

It was announced a few weeks after Godzilla vs. Kong came out that Adam Wingard, the movie’s director, would be coming back to helm the MonsterVerse movie. This would mark the first time a director has helmed multiple projects in the MonsterVerse franchise. In a way, this also represents a reunion between Dan Stevens and Adam Wingard, who worked together on the beloved action-horror movie The Guest. 

Jeremy Slater (Moon Knight), Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl), and Simon Barett (You’re Next) were the writers for the project. Production designer Tom Hammock (X), editor Josh Schaeffer (Pacific Rim: Uprising), and composer Junkie XL (Mad Max: Fury Road) are among the other crew members.


  • Fala Chen
  • Alex Ferns
  • Rachel House
  • Kaylee Hottle as Jia
  • Dan Stevens as Trapper
  • Rebecca Hall as Dr. Ilene Andrews
  • Brian Tyree Henry as Bernie Hayes

Weapons, vehicles, races, and organizations

  • HEAV
  • Monarch
  • Kong’s Battle Axe
  • Kong’s B.E.A.S.T. Glove
  • Skar King’s Whiplash
  • Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil
  • General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper


Producing Godzilla: Producer Alex Garcia stated in March 2019 that Legendary Pictures hoped to make more MonsterVerse films if King Of The Monsters (2019) and Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) were successful. “It’s one brick at a time, each piece has to be as good as it can be,” Garcia said. Yes, if the movies do exceptionally well, that is the hope. Regarding MonsterVerse’s future, Wingard stated in February 2021, “I know where we could go potentially with future films.” The MonsterVerse was, he said, “to a certain degree” designed to set up Godzilla vs. Kong.

Regarding prospective sequels, Legendary CEO Josh Grode stated on April 4, 2021, “We have several ideas for more movies.” The same day, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the director of Kong: Skull Island (2017), endorsed the hashtag #ContinueTheMonsterVerse on Twitter, a move recognized by Legendary. 

Legendary was “quietly taking steps to stretch the series into one or more installments,” according to The Hollywood Reporter on April 27, 2021, while negotiations were ongoing for Wingard to possibly return to directing. Several titles were discussed, Son of Kong being one of them. The success of Godzilla vs. said in August 2021 that “there will be some new, interesting installments coming” from MonsterVerse writer Max Borenstein.

A Godzilla vs. Kong sequel was slated to start filming later in 2022 in Gold Coast, Queensland, and other South East Queensland locations, according to an announcement made on March 20, 2022. It was revealed in May 2022 that Dan Stevens had been selected for the lead role and that Wingard would resume directing. Stevens and Wingard collaborated on The Guest (2014) before. 

Production Weekly revealed on May 19, 2022, that Origins is the working title of the movie. The return of Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Eric McLeod, Brian Rogers, Thomas Tull, and Jon Jashni as producers was made public on June 30, 2022. Toho Co., Ltd. declared on July 1, 2022, that Godzilla would be in the movie.

It was also revealed that Terry Rossio had returned to write the script with Jeremy Slater and frequent collaborator Simon Barrett and that Wingard would work again with production designer Tom Hammock, editor Josh Schaeffer, and composer Tom Holkenborg. In the end, Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields, who co-wrote Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Godzilla vs., were given “story by” credit, while Rossio, Wingard, and Barrett received “screenplay by” credit.

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