Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures have big plans for both the GODZILLA and KING KONG movie franchises: not only do they have a sequel to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 hit in the works and a KONG feature entitled SKULL ISLAND, but they also announced a crossover project which will pit the two classic titans against each other – a battle which hasn’t happened on the big screen since 1962 (that interpretation was cheesy fun, but not exactly a shining moment in either monster’s career).
The two companies launched a press release revealing that the sequels will develop an “ecosystem of giant super-species, both classic and new” (Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah included), as the Monarch Organization featured in the 2014 film expands its mission.
KONG: SKULL ISLAND (starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and STRAIGHT OUTA COMPTON’s Corey Hawkins & Jason Mitchell) is set to open on March 10, 2017, while GODZILLA 2 (once again helmed by Edwards) is scheduled for June 8, 2018.
GODZILLA VS. KONG is currently slated for 2020, with the exact date to be determined. Not soon enough, we think!