The hotly anticipated Godzilla vs Kong movie will now be airing on streaming platform HBO Max a few days later than it was originally planned to.

Those in the US will only be able to watch the movie on March 31, while the release date of March 26 remains the same in other countries.

This tactic has been used previously, as Wonder Woman 1984 was released nine days before the US release date on HBO Max in other locations.

It’s thought that the strategy is being used for privacy reasons – so that the 4K HDR version of the title on HBO Max isn’t sent across the world on pirating sites.

Godzilla vs Kong is the fourth movie in the MonsterVerse franchise, following Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

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