It looks like fans will still be able to watch Godzilla vs. Kong from the comfort of their own homes on the same day the movie hits theaters.
Warner Bros. previously announced that the studio’s entire 2021 film slate would premiere on the streaming service HBO Max on their theatrical release dates, but this angered many movie stars and filmmakers because of the loss of potential profits.
THR is reporting that Warner Bros. is nearing a deal with Legendary Entertainment, the production company that financed most of Godzilla vs. Kong‘s massive $200 million budget.
“Legendary is still negotiating with talent on Godzilla but that is not expected to derail a deal. The movie will keep its May 21 release date in theaters, including IMAX, as well as HBO Max,” the outlet reported.
Legendary is also the production company behind the movie Dune, which was also announced to be getting an HBO Max release. That deal is expected to be more complicated and details are not yet known.