Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire SDCC 2023 Panel Cancelled Amidst Actors' Strike

Legendary Entertainment had initially planned to unveil the highly anticipated MonsterVerse film, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, at San Diego Comic-Con this year. However, due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, the studio has since canceled its presentation, as reported recently.

Legendary Entertainment had intended to showcase not only Dune: Part Two but also provide fans with a first look at Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire during the now-canceled panel. The event would have included appearances by stars Dan Stevens, Rebecca Hall, and Brian Tyree Henry. While the specifics of this first look were not disclosed in the report, the ongoing strike has resulted in the cancellation of numerous San Diego Comic-Con panels.

What to Know About Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is slated for release on March 24, 2024. The film sees the return of director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett. Confirmed returning stars include Rebecca Hall as Dr. Ilene Andrews, Brian Tyree Henry as Bernie Hayes, and Kaylee Hottle as Jia. While details about the plot remain under wraps, Legendary Entertainment teases the plot of Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire as such:

"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."

Source: Variety

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