Released in 1962, the Japanese film King Kong vs. Godzilla brought together two monster properties for one epic battle, and it proved to be one of the most commercially successful Godzilla films of all. The concept was a guaranteed money-maker, and now Hollywood hopes to replica that success.
As reported by Deadline this morning, Legendary Pictures’ Thomas Tull is moving upcoming reboot Kong: Skull Island to Warner Bros., which will house the massive ape under the same umbrella as the recently rebooted Godzilla franchise. And indeed the move is being made for that very purpose.
According to the news outlet, the Godzilla sequel currently in the works will be followed by a mash-up film that sees Godzilla and King Kong engaging in a world-destroying battle to the death. The wheels are apparently already moving on the fight film, which should be coming our way in the very near future.
Universal had been planning a March 10th, 2017 release for Kong: Skull Island, and last we heard, Godzilla 2 is set to hit theaters on June 8th, 2018. Once they’ve both been released, they’ll pave the way for Godzilla vs. King Kong (not the official title), so we can likely expect it sometime around 2020.
LET. THEM. FIGHT.