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The release date for Godzilla Vs. Kong has been moved up to 26 March 2021 – two months before it was originally scheduled. That means that we don’t have long at all until we get to see a giant lizard and an equally giant gorilla face off.

Like Wonder Woman 1984 – and all 2021 Warner Bros films for that matter – Godzilla Vs. Kong will release both in cinemas and on HBO Max. With the pandemic still very much prevalent in the UK, many people may not want to visit theatres – or may not even be able to due to various restrictions.

If you’re in the UK and want to watch Godzilla Vs. Kong as soon as it releases, then keep on reading. We also have a similar article for the Justice League Snyder Cut, and a roundup of the biggest movies of 2021.

How to watch Godzilla Vs. Kong on HBO Max in the UK

An account with HBO Max costs $14.99 per month, and you subscribe over on the HBO Max website. Sadly, the streaming service is currently exclusive to the US. However, we’ve found a way to sign up for an account right here in the UK. What you need is a VPN and a mobile device.

VPNs (virtual private networks) change your IP address so you can browse the internet as if you’re based in another country. To watch Godzilla Vs. Kong on HBO Max, you will want to connect to a US server. 

For the best servers, performance and pricing, we recommend either NordVPN or ExpressVPN. You can also check out our recommendations of the best VPNs for HBO Max for more options.

Billing information for HBO Max

For the next step, you’ll need the HBO Max app. We have successfully tested this method using NordVPN and an Android phone.

Once you’ve signed up for your VPN of choice, you’ll need to download it on either your iOS or Android device. The HBO Max website currently only allows you to sign up if you have a payment card that’s tied to the US. If you don’t have that, here are the steps you should take:

  • Launch your VPN on your iOS/Android device and connect to a US server
  • Create a new Apple ID/Google Play account in your browser that’s tied to the US (leave the country blank)
  • Register your new account on your iOS/Android device app store
  • You should now have access to the US app store – download the HBO Max app
  • Create a new account with your email address and password
  • Use PayPal as your method of payment (this can be a UK account)
  • Once your account is verified, you can sign in from any device

Note that this method is technically against HBO’s terms of service, so the company could cancel your account at any time. Proceed at your own risk.

Godzilla Vs. Kong trailer

There isn’t a full trailer for Godzilla Vs. Kong yet, but HBO Max has released a very short clip of the two monsters going head-to-head right at the start of its ‘Same Day Premieres’ video. Watch it below:

Will Godzilla Vs. Kong release on VOD in the UK?

Eventually, yes. Godzilla Vs. Kong will be available to rent/buy on services such as Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and YouTube.

When it releases will all depend on how long and successful its run in cinemas is. The UK is currently slated to come out of lockdown before the release date of 26 March 2021, but how theatres will reopen remains to be seen.

Wonder Woman 1984 was only out for three weeks in cinemas and on HBO Max before it was available to rent and buy in the UK, so you may not have long to wait. Once we know more, we’ll update this article.

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