Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the 35th installment in the franchise's long-running series has been showing in movie theatres around the globe for the last few weeks. Many people are eagerly awaiting Godzilla's arrival on Netflix, despite the film being absent from most of the major box offices. Will Godzilla: King of the Monsters make its way to Netflix? It's unlikely! Here’s why.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters, an American kaiju movie and the sequel of 2014's Godzilla. Gareth Edwards, the director of the original film, did not return for the sequel. He left the project in 2016, and was replaced by Michael Dougherty. Some cast members returned to the film, including Ken Watanabe (the director) and Sally Hawkins (the producer). Making their debut in the franchise were actors Charles Dance, Vera Farmiga and Stranger Thing’s very own Millie-Bobby Brown. Critics have given the film high marks in areas such as music score, cinematography and VFX. It hasn’t been without its criticisms though with the story, the pacing and the characters themselves being heavily criticized which can be reflected in its performance at the box office.
After Godzilla’s awakening, the ‘Titans’ of Earth have also begun to rise. A team of eco-terrorists liberates the giant titan Ghidorah and the alien creature uses their power to wake up the Titans around the globe. Ghidorah, the King of all the monsters and heir to the thrones, threatens the destruction of the Titans. In an epic showdown with Ghidora, humanity’s fate now rests in the hands of Godzilla.
If past films by Legendary Entertainment are anything to go by then Godzilla: King of the Monsters won’t be coming to Netflix US.
We have a good idea of where Godzilla: King of the Monsters is going to be streamable. HBO Now has licensed the most recent Legendary Entertainment films, such as Jurrasic World Fallen Kingdom or BlacKkKlansman. We can also expect Godzilla on HBO Now in 2020.
Although the film could eventually be available on Netflix US, it will not arrive until HBO has terminated its license. Subscribers could have to wait until 2022 for Godzilla: King of the Monsters on Netflix.
Sky is the UK's largest cinematic distributor, receiving most of the new releases prior to anyone else. This will be obvious for UK subscribers. Sky will be receiving Godzilla: King of the Monsters at the start of 2020. The film will only be streamable for a short time, before it is picked up by another streaming service. Godzilla, won’t be arriving on Netflix UK until of least 2021.
Australian subscribers to Stan might be the first to receive the movie before Netflix. You should keep an eye out for 2020, when Godzilla may be on Stan and Netflix.
Crave is Canada's equivalent to HBO Now. If Godzilla isn’t coming to Netflix Canada then it should be landing on Crave first.
South Korea is the only region to be receiving Legendary Entertainment titles regularly.
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