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First look at epic monster mayhem in new Godzilla vs. Kong trailer

Who will win in the showdown? The long-awaited monster movie debuts in US theaters and on HBO Max on March 31.

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Kaiju monster madness unfolds in Godzilla vs. Kong. 

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The ultimate movie-monster battle will be jaw-dropping if the first Godzilla vs. Kong movie trailer, which dropped Sunday, is any indication.  

Fans will be able to cheer for their favorite kaiju monster when Godzilla vs. Kong arrives March 26 in theaters outside of the US -- and then on March 31 in the US on HBO Max and in theaters

In the meantime, check out some exciting battle scenes between Godzilla and King Kong in the movie trailer from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. 

The trailer gives more clues about what will happen in the movie, including about Kong and his protectors, who are on a quest to help Kong find his real home. Kong makes friends with an orphan child named Jia, who is the only one who can really communicate with him. She even makes him his own Kong doll.  

But their quest gets complicated when they cross paths with the king of angry movie monsters: Godzilla. Apparently, something is provoking Godzilla into hurting humans and demolishing cities. 

In the trailer, the two monsters start fighting when Kong delivers a mean right hook. The fight looks amazing from the get-go. 

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The Godzilla vs. Kong movie trailer also a stunning shot of Godzilla invading a neon-saturated city that probably isn't insured against giant monster attacks. 

Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET

Godzilla vs. Kong is directed by Adam Wingard (Netflix's Death Note), and stars actors Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall and Kyle Chandler.

There are many Godzilla and King Kong movies already out there, but Godzilla vs. Kong is actually a shared universe of films that follow Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017) and Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019).

Fans of both Godzilla and King Kong took to Twitter with their initial reactions about the trailer.