Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire – Release date, cast, plot & more

Chris Tilly
Kong Kong punches Godzilla.

A new movie in the Monsterverse is finally as Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire bust into theaters but, before you buy your tickets, here’s everything you need to know about the film.

Believe it or not, the Monsterverse is nearly a decade old with Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla kicking everything off in 2014. And that was followed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island in 2017, Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters in 2019, and Adam Wingard’s Godzilla vs. Kong in 2021.

Between them, the four films have grossed nearly $2 billion at the global box office, so it’s no surprise that a fifth film — Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire — was announced with principal photography taking place in Queensland, Australia.

The sequel is finally here after months of anticipation but, before you go to grab your ticket for the event of the year, check out this guide to everything we know about the plot, cast, release, and more.


Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire release date – When’s it out?

Godzilla vs Kong will be released on April 12, 2024.

We also now know the official title. Rather than going with Godzilla vs Kong 2, Warner Bros. has decided to title the film Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire cast – Who’s in it?

As one can expect from a big-budget film, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire boasts some big-name actors. Some of which are returning to the franchise and others who are completely new players.

Returning cast members from the first Godzilla vs Kong are:

  • Rebecca Hall as Dr. Ilene Andrews
  • Brian Tyree Henry as Bernie Hayes
  • Kaylee Hottle as Jia

New cast members include:

  • Dan Stevens
  • Fala Chen
  • Alex Ferns
  • Rachel House

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire plot – What’s it about?

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The sequel will expand on the backstory and life of Kong.

Godzilla vs Kong helmer Adam Wingard directs the sequel, from a script by Terry Rossio, Jeremy Slater, and Simon Barrett.

Here’s the official synopsis for Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire:

“This latest entry in the Monsterverse franchise 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.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire trailers:

A brand new trailer for the upcoming sequel just dropped online and can be viewed here:

The footage boasts some huge action, massive destruction, and some cool new plot details, along with our first taste of some team-up moments.

So that’s all there is to know about Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. In the meantime, you can read about the Godzilla TV series heading to Apple TV+, and a King Kong series which will stream on Disney+.

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Chris Tilly is the TV and Movies Editor at Dexerto. He has a BA in English Literature, an MA in Newspaper Journalism, and over the last 20 years, he's worked for the likes of Time Out, IGN, and Fandom. Chris loves Star Wars, Marvel, DC, sci-fi, and especially horror, while he knows maybe too much about Alan Partridge. You can email him here: chris.tilly@dexerto.com.