Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Legendary and Warner Bros. Officially Announce 'Godzilla vs. Kong'

Despite my own ill feelings toward Gareth Edwards' Godzilla reboot last year, I understand that it was a fairly popular film that thrust everyone's favorite mutant dinosaur back into the mainstream (even if he barely appeared in the movie). Now, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. have announced officially that three new films will be set in Godzilla's universe, including Kong: Skull Island (2017), Godzilla 2 (2018) and Godzilla vs. Kong (2020). 

King Kong last battled The King of the Monsters in 1962's King Kong vs. Godzilla, where both monsters were similarly scaled to make the match-up seem plausible (or at least as plausible as a radioactive dinosaur fighting a giant ape can be). Should this Kong have the proportions of most of his other cinematic incarnations, like Peter Jackson's 2005 version, we're looking at a pretty short movie. Spoiler alert: Godzilla goes over.

The press release, which you can read here, hints at other monsters appearing in this "shared cinematic universe," including Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidora. That's all fine and well, but if we don't get a gritty Jet Jaguar reboot before 2030, I riot. Who's with me?

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