Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have announced that Godzilla and King Kong will do battle on the big-screen…in 2020.
As part of a new agreement between the two studios, Godzilla vs. Kong will be released five years from now, following the release of Godzilla 2 in 2018. A press release from the studios reads;
“All-powerful monsters become towering heroes for a new generation, revealing a mythology that brings together Godzilla and Legendary’s King Kong in an ecosystem of other giant super-species, both classic and new. Monarch, the human organization that uncovered Godzilla in the 2014 film, will expand their mission across multiple releases.
Legendary CEO Thomas Tull is quoted in the press release;
“Audiences really responded to Godzilla. Today, I’m excited to reveal that film was only the beginning of an epic new entertainment universe. As a lifelong fan of these characters, I’ve always wanted to see the ultimate showdown, and today we’re pleased to be announcing that and more.”
Kong will be up first in Kong: Skull Island on 10 March 2017, before Godzilla returns for his sequel on 8 June 2018, leading to the two monsters coming together in 2020.