Legendary Pictures isn’t fucking around. King Kong and Godzilla are going to beat the living crap out of each other in 2020.
Yahoo! landed the first clip from Kong: Skull Island, in theaters March 10, 2017, which foreshadows the ultimate battle between the two giant monsters. The footage shows Samuel L. Jackson‘s Lt. Col. Packard pulling a gun on John Goodman‘s character, Bill Randa. The discussion leads to a familiar place…Monarch and M.U.T.O.! This isn’t the first time that they’ve teased connective tissue, dropping an easter egg into this TV spot.
I think my favorite conspiracy theory is that, in anther universe, Goodman’s character is the same as the one in 10 Cloverfield Lane. Ah, what a dream that would be!
Scripted by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy, and Derek Connolly, and directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the film also stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham, Toby Kebbell, and Eugene Cordero.
In the film: A diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific – as beautiful as it is treacherous – unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.
Skull Island opens in theaters on March 10th, 2017, followed by Godzilla 2, which is being directed by Michael Dougherty, on March 22, 2019, and Godzilla vs. Kong on May 29, 2020.