First GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE Trailer Touts New Threat, Heroic Upgrades


The battle of the Titans that was Godzilla vs. Kong ended in something of a draw, with the two putting their pheromones behind them to take on Mechagodzilla. After that, Godzilla went back to roaming, and Kong returned to take his place as king of the Hollow Earth. But nothing in the Monsterverse is as easy as that. At CCXP on Sunday, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures unveiled the first trailer for Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, which sees our big boys team up again against a new foe… and get some new upgrades to boot.

The biggest (ha) thing to notice about the new trailer is Godzilla seems to have some kind of power-up. His scales and atomic breath are bright pink rather than cool blue. Not sure exactly what that indicates, but it’s an evolution for sure. This is not a new thing for the big lizard in previous Toho movies, but it’ll be a first for the Monsterverse. Additionally, Kong at one point seems to have a power glove. They must need to up their game against the evil, scary-looking ape.

Along with the trailer, we also got a glimpse of the new poster for the movie, which is pretty rad.

Godzilla and Kong on The New Empire poster
Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures

Adam Wingard, who directed Godzilla vs. Kong, returns for GxK, along with stars Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry and Kaylee Hottle. Joining them will be Dan Stevens who gets to experience the wild awe of the Hollow Earth for himself.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire will hit theaters April 12, 2024.

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Kyle Anderson is the Senior Editor for Nerdist. He hosts the weekly pop culture deep-dive podcast Laser Focus. You can find his film and TV reviews here. Follow him on Instagram and Letterboxd.


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