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The ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Release Date Just Got Bumped Up

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Legendary’s so-called MonsterVerse, as teased in the Kong: Skull Island post-credits scene, will continue in 2019 with Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters. That film, set for release on March 22, 2019, is expected to star not just the Big G himself but also fellow monsters Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah. And it’ll set the stage for 2020’s Godzilla vs. Kong.

We’ve just learned that the mash-up battle flick, originally set for release on May 29, 2020, will now hit theaters on May 22, 2020. For those keeping score, that’s Memorial Day weekend.

Development on Godzilla vs. Kong recently began, as Legendary assembled a massive team of writers to crack the 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.

More as we learn it.



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COMMENTS

19 Comments
  • They gotta bring it HARD with that movie. No fucking around. I know it’s going to be BEAUTIFUL!

  • Judge Satchmo

    They need to go hard R. This needs to be the Fifty Shades of grey of monster movies. A full tilt boogie erotic thriller, and here’s the twist, and there is a twist, they show it. All of it. Full monster penetration. King Kong will be voiced by Dolph Lundgren.

    • Saturn

      King Dong Vs Sodzilla?

    • Dr. Acula

      you said this because the main star of G 2014 was the husband of Fifty shades director?

      • Judge Satchmo

        I promise you, there is no way I knew that. But that would have been way more clever, so I am retroactively changing it to that.

  • Grimphantom
  • Mike

    These films really need to get bumped back by at least a year each. Five years is too long between films for Godzilla. King of the Monsters was only scheduled so far out because of Gareth Edwards and his Star Wars commitments. He is gone now.

  • It ain’t a Godzilla thing, if it ain’t got that Japan swing.

  • Chief Rocka

    The wait is fucking killing me.

  • Scandocious Edward Jr.

    A few days? Thats not interesting enough to be reported

    • Satanzilla

      I agree.

    • John Squires

      We report all the latest news so that you guys are kept up to date. It’s just what we do!

  • Simon Allen

    After the terrible Skull Island i’m not looking forward to this at all .

    • Dr. Acula

      it was suppose to be terrible, it wasn’t trying to replicate Kong from 1933, it was trying to tribute those 50’s monster movies which have a fan base because they are terrible haha.

      • Simon Allen

        Well it certainly succeeded on that front but i’d take Valley of Gwangi over Skull Island any day .

  • The chicken man

    Can’t these monsters just get along?!

    😉

  • Dr. Acula

    poor Kong only gets one film, G gets two before their mash up. Unless Kong also appears in the next G film to some degree.

  • Carlton Fisher

    Is anybody else worried that they don’t seem to be putting much of a priority on the writing for this? I mean, yes, you can fill seats if you get giant monsters pounding the shit out of each other, but if the story and writing are really terrible, you’re not going to have a movie that endures for very long in terms of legacy, and people will eventually abandon your franchise. This whole, “A team is pounding out a story and then we’ll hire some schmuck to come in and script it” approach doesn’t exactly feel like they care much about whether they create a quality product. Even with a two-year lead, considering the amount of post-production an effect-heavy film like this is going to need, shouldn’t the script have been a done deal before now? Sure, they could do it like a basic porn script: “KONG and GODZILLA see each other. Big fucking fight for twenty minutes. Scene 2…..” But I’d have trouble sitting through that a second time, and I’m a pretty easy sell on anything with giant monsters in it.

    • Weresmurf

      Standard internet hyperbole at its finest. They’ve got 3 years til release. They’re putting together the writers team for it and cranking out a script, they’ve still yet to get Godzilla 2 out first which will set up KvG first. Don’t go overboard yet.

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