Deadline has posted some recent quotes from Warner Bros. Studios chairman Toby Emmerich speaking at Produced By Conference that seems to have hinted that the studio may return to San Diego Comic-Con 2020 and that Godzilla vs. Kong might be getting some delays (likely means reshoots given the film has wrapped).
He hinted that Warner Bros. would return with its DC feature slate at San Diego Comic-Con 2020 (they’re sitting out and sending New Line’s It: Chapter 2 instead). Essentially, with three DC pics on the horizon — Todd Phillips’ R-rated Joker during the first weekend of October, Birds of Prey on Feb. 7, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020, they’re not ready to pop materials just yet on those movies.
There is a good chance if WB returns to San Diego Comic-Con 2020 that they might end up promoting Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, Matt Reeves’ The Batman, Space Jam 2, Godzilla vs. Kong, possibly Black Adam, and more.
Speaking of Godzilla vs. Kong, it sounds like WB is looking to delay that film to possibly reflect the poor box office returns on Godzilla: King of The Monsters.
As far as franchise fatigue with Legendary’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters tanking, Emmerich said that next year’s monster movie Godzilla vs. Kong “will deliver for fans in the way they were looking for” in the latest Godzilla. “It might come out later in the year, so we can deliver an A+ movie” said Emmerich.
I think we should be expecting a new release date for Godzilla vs. Kong in the coming weeks.