About a month ago, rumors began swirling that there might be a new King Kong vs. Godzilla film coming from Legendary. Well, dreams come to pass, because Warner Bros has now confirmed that not only will there be a new crossover film, and they told us when its coming.
Godzilla vs. King Kong (which inverts the title from the last time the two crossed paths) is scheduled to come to theaters in 2020. It will follow Kong: Skull Island (which comes out March 10, 2017) and Godzilla 2 (June 8, 2018), and will establish a shared universe for giant monsters at Legendary. With nothing scheduled for 2019, it makes us wonder what could fill the gap (*crosses fingers for Pacific Rim 2*).
Honestly, while I’m excited, I’m also skeptical about Godzilla vs. King Kong. While the 60s Toho production made scale modifications to King Kong, a Legendary version would have to mess with that a lot more. The Legendary version of Godzilla is up to three times larger than the classic Toho Godzilla — and King Kong just isn’t believable at that scale (or at least his stand alone story doesn’t work at that scale).
I guess we’ll see what they do.