No, it’s not just a crazy rumor. Warner Bros Pictures and Legendary Pictures confirmed Godzilla vs Kong will stomp into theaters in 2020. But first, monster fans will be treated to Kong: Skull Island on March 10, 2017 and Godzilla 2 on June 8, 2018. Fans have been craving the chance to see these two giants in one feature film, and the WB and Legendary announcement revealed Godzilla and King Kong will come together in an “ecosystem of other giant super-species.” Other Toho monsters that could also be joining in on this shared cinematic franchise include King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan.
Filming on Kong: Skull Island starring Tom Hiddleston, Sam Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham, and Toby Kebbell will begin on October 19, 2015. Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy, and Derek Connolly wrote the script and Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) is directing. The film will feature a “team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island” that’s home to King Kong.
“Audiences really responded to Godzilla,” stated Legendary CEO, Thomas Tull. “Today, I’m excited to reveal that film was only the beginning of an epic new entertainment universe. As a lifelong fan of these characters, I’ve always wanted to see the ultimate showdown, and today we’re pleased to be announcing that and more.”
“Working with our partners at Legendary, we enjoyed tremendous creative and commercial success with Godzilla,” said Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. “It’s great to be able to revisit these characters and help create a franchise with so many creative possibilities for filmmakers. Fans love these big, globally iconic films and it doesn’t get any bigger than this.”