Hollywood sure does love creating cinematic universes. The latest comes from Legendary and Warner Bros., which have formally announced plans for a new franchise uniting Godzilla and King Kong.
Three films have already been announced, starting with Kong: Skull Island, due out March 10th, 2017, and Godzilla 2, out June 8th, 2018. Godzilla vs. Kong will follow in 2020.
Skull Island will star Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, and Corey Hawkins, under the direction of Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer). Max Borenstein (Godzilla), John Gatins, Dan Gilroy (The Bourne Legacy), and Derek Connolly (Jurassic World) having been tasked with writing the film.
Meanwhile, Gareth Edwards will helm the sequel to his 2014 Godzilla blockbuster, with Borenstein penning the script.
In addition to Godzilla, Legendary and Warner Bros. have acquired the right to several other classic Toho monsters, including King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan, all of which could “join the pantheon of giant monster mayhem going forward.” Needless to say, this could be the start of
giant monster-sized franchise.