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The ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Development Process Has Begun; First Details

Legendary’s shared monsters universe culminates in an epic battle.

This weekend marks the release of Kong: Skull Island, the second film in the cinematic universe that unites two of the world’s most legendary monsters. The universe began with 2014’s Godzilla and will continue on March 22, 2019 with Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Then, on May 29, 2020, Godzilla and Kong will battle to the death up on the big screen.

Yeah. That is going to be AWESOME.

THR reports that development on Godzilla vs. Kong has officially begun, as Legendary has brought in a team of writers to crack the mash-up film. Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl) will head the writing crew, and he’s being joined by Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne (Star Trek Beyond), Lindsey Beer (Dungeons & Dragons), Cat Vasko (Queen of the Air), T.S. Nowlin (The Maze Runner), and J. Michael Straczynski (World War Z).

Once the story is worked out, a writer will be brought in to pen the script.



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  • Patrick Nottingham

    Now they just have to make Kong grow 250 feet so it’s a fair fight.

    • Ocelot006 .

      Well John C. Reilly mentions in Skull Island that he’s still growing so all is figured out on that front.

      • Patrick Nottingham

        I haven’t seen it yet so that’s good they addressed it. A few decades of growth should so it then.

    • Jesse Sikora

      I’m sure they can figure out how.

    • Satanzilla

      He’s already ridiculously huge in skull island — like a kaiju. So I think we’re ok.

      • Saturn

        We have to remember though that the Skull Island Kong is still classed as a “teenager”, and has a whole lot of growing still…….

  • zombie84_41

    meanwhile to pass time I will watch the old kong vs g-zilla. good old cheesy fun. I hope they beat the shit out of each other then team up to take on the other monster the three head monster and mothra and all. I hope they put Rodan in too.

    • Ocelot006 .

      That movie passes three years of time?

      • Satanzilla

        It does if you watch each frame for an hour.

      • zombie84_41

        Lol no but it will hold me off till 2020. Just so I can laugh at it.

  • Matt

    7 people writing the film?

  • Judge Satchmo

    I’ve read the script. Just when Godzilla is about to kill Kong, Kong reveals that their moms have the same name and they become totes besties and the movie ends with both of them dancing to a soundtrack powered by Journey, like the gopher from Caddy Shack.

    • Creepshow

      Mothra?

      • Saturn

        Of course he is referring to Batman V Superman (Save Martha…..) and the legendary Kaiju MOTHRA!
        Although that joke is all over the place – hell, I even said it at the cinema after the end credits myself.

        It is a good joke though.

        • Creepshow

          That’s what I was alluding to. Were you at the pub again? lol

          • Saturn

            I don’t know what you mean,…….

            😉

            Hey, I’m English – we live in the pub!

    • GhostofSeamus

      Must…save…MOTHRA…..

      • Sykes

        WHY DID YOU SAY THAT NAME?!

    • Satanzilla

      Don’t laugh — I predict something just like this will happen. They will kick the shit out of each other for an hour and a half but then some alien invader monster will threaten the planet and they will need to join forces to beat it. That’s how you avoid alienating fans who prefer one monster or the other.

  • Fred Hopkins

    Unless Godzilla wins I will not be watching this piece of crap.

    • GhostofSeamus

      Um, how would you know who wins (or if it’s “crap,”)….IF YOU DON’T WATCH IT?

      • Satanzilla

        He’ll just read the BD spoiler free review and so he’ll find out how it ends.

    • Satanzilla

      Ok i just got back from KSI and yeah Kong is an earth defender BIG TIME. So is Goji. So there’s •no way• they end KvsG enemies.

    • Jarvis hug

      rarely in VS movies is there ever a winner. At the end they are all in an explosion or all fall into a lake or one comes out alive then something happens to the survivor that has something to do with the opponent that makes you question if he really did win.

  • Saturn

    The real question is whether or not that Kong and Godzilla are going to still have that Pacific Rim cross-over that was planned a few years back?
    Or will that depend on how well PR2 manages?

    • Jarvis hug

      no way those films are in a completely different world

      • Saturn

        Easily sorted with a dimensional breach.

  • Mike

    2019 is just too far away. Gareth Edwards is gone. He was what was initially holding things up. That said, I am hyped.

  • Ress EZ

    “on May 29, 2020, Godzilla and Kong will battle to the death up on the big screen.” As much as I wanna see which one of them will emerge victorious, I’m really not comfortable with that, having to witness the death of our fave monsters. Thinking about it makes me wanna cry…..

  • GODFLESH

    While I liked Skull Island a lot it really should have introduced some more varieties of foes for Kong to battle. I would like to see Kong & Godzilla tag team on the other Kaiju that would be epic!

  • Jarvis hug

    do 2 endings. 2 screenings. 1 ending kong wins. 1 ending G wins. you can choose which screening to go to. Cinema history never done this before will make a lot of conversation. they will also not piss off any fans. and they would probably make twice as much money from the gimmick as a lot of people will see the films twice to see both endings.

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