When news about two of the most popular monster franchises coming under one roof as “Godzilla vs. King Kong” broke, curiosity levels just rose. Fans made their judgment and sided with their favorite monster in a bid to analyze who would win in the epic clash. Following this, Warner Bros have officially announced the release date for the movie along with their other projects.
According to Screen Rant, after collaborating with Legendary Pictures, Warner Bros. intends to bring a joint cinematic universe and with the line-up of movies already announced, the studios want everyone to know what is going to hit Hollywood. After “Kong: Skull Island” and “Godzilla 2” got their release dates, producers have now released the date as to when fans can expect to see the two monster universes collide.
The official announcement states that “Godzilla vs. King Kong” will be releasing in 2020 after “Kong: Skull Island” releases in 2017 and “Godzilla 2” releases in 2018. Looking at the line-up, the studios first intend to reboot and re-introduce King Kong on the silver screen, following it with Godzilla’s second adventure.
Once both the monster’s stories establish themselves in some way, a crossover between both of them will make more sense, as both the movies will surely carry some reference to each other and further hint at the 2020 release. The reason for not keeping any release in 2019 is not known as of yet but the media outlet speculated that the studio might just keep it booked for other project like “Pacific Rim 2.”
“Kong: Skull Island” on the other hand begins filming today, which is only a start to a bigger cinematic universe. Latin Post added what Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull had to say about the collaborated monster universe.
According to him, “Godzilla,” that released last year, was only the beginning of a bigger cinematic universe and personally he has always wanted to see the ultimate showdown between the two monsters. This won’t be the first time that the two monsters are colliding against each other and given the kind of technology that is used today, a second shot at the same would look far better than the previous one.
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