(From Den of Geek) Things have changed quite a bit with the planned King Kong origin movie, Kong: Skull Island, and also with the sequel to Godzilla.
Over the past few weeks, the projects have all landed at Warner Bros, and now the plan is – yes! – for a giant monster cinematic universe.
We now learn that this is going to culminate – or, er, at least the first phase is – in 2020, with Godzilla Vs Kong. That’ll mark the showdown between characters who thus far have been kept apart.
It also means that the two films coming before it are, we suspect, going to tease this crossover. The first will be Kong: Skull Island, the King Kong origins movie that Jordan Vogt-Roberts has been set to direct for some time. That goes before the cameras later this month, and is set for release in 2017.
After that, Godzilla 2 – which Gareth Edwards is expected back to direct – will arrive on June 8th 2018.
Godzilla vs Kong is then set to arrive in 2020. Furthermore, Legendary – which is partnering on the films – now also has the rights to characters from Toho’s Godzilla universe. So don’t expect this particular boxset to be complete in 2020.