Warner Bros, Legendary Close to Reaching Deal Over ‘Godzilla vs Kong’ Release

Warner Bros.

and Legendary Entertainment are close to reaching a deal regarding the release of “Godzilla vs.

Kong” following WarnerMedia’s decision to put its entire 2021 release on HBO Max, an individual with knowledge told TheWrap.Last month, TheWrap reported that Legendary, the producer-financier behind upcoming Warner tentpoles like “Dune” and “Godzilla vs Kong,” was considering legal options against Warner Bros.

over the studio’s seismic decision to send its movies to HBO Max at the same time they premiere in theaters — a move that would undercut the films’ box office and Legendary’s expected earnings on the film.Conversations about the release of Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” are still being underway, the insider said.

Currently, the sci-fi epic starring Timothée Chalamet is set for an October release.Representatives for Warner Bros.

and Legendary have not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.Legendary financed 75% of the roughly $200 million budget for “Godzilla vs.

Kong,

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