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.