Legendary and Warner Bros.’ nascent Godzilla / King Kong universe has just been dealt a monster-sized blow. Director Gareth Edwards has dropped out of Godzilla 2, which was recently delayed from summer 2018 to spring 2019. Edwards had signed on for the sequel back in 2014, shortly after the release of the last Godzilla movie, which he also helmed. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Grab your calendars and break out the erasers, giant monster movie fans – Warner Bros. is doing the Kaiju shuffle. The studio has announced a new release date for Godzilla 2, delaying Gareth Edwards’ sequel from 2018 to 2019, and has set Godzilla vs. King Kong for 2020. And the city-wrecking monsters aren’t alone, as an untitled “event film” has been dropped into Christmas 2018 and one of the studio’s untitled DC superhero movies has been shuffled by a month.
Several weeks ago we heard Legendary and Warner Bros. were planning to marry their Godzilla and King Kong franchises into a single shared universe, and now they’ve made it official. The studios have jointly announced that Godzilla vs. King Kong will open in 2020, following Kong: Skull Island in 2017 and Godzilla 2 in 2018. More on the Godzilla vs King Kong 2020 plans after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by Russ Fischer
We’ve wondered what other details lay behind Legendary‘s move of Kong: Skull Island from Universal to Warner Bros., as the idea that WB was just a better fit for the movie seemed to be only part of the story. I wouldn’t say we know all the details yet, but a few revelations were dropped today about the state of the relationship between Universal and Legendary, and what is in store for Kong and Godzilla at Warner Bros.
The short version is that we’ll likely see a three-picture series at WB, with Skull Island being the first, Godzilla 2 being the second, and a third “King Kong vs Godzilla” film in which the two creatures will fight… or possibly even team up. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 by Russ Fischer
Legendary and Warner Bros. are creating a shared monster universe in order to facilitate the showdown between two giant icons. Legendary has been assembling Kong: Skull Island, basically a King Kong prequel, with distribution partner Universal. But now, as that film gears up to shoot, Legendary boss Thomas Tull has pulled a switch. He’s taking Skull Island to Warner Bros., which is also the home of a potential Godzilla sequel.
And now, as Warner Bros. did with the follow-up to Man of Steel, the Godzilla sequel is primed to end up as a showdown movie starring two of film’s biggest beasts. Read More »
Godzilla 2 Will Be “Bigger” and “Better”, Japan’s ‘Godzilla’ Reboot Will Feature Amazing Hybrid Effects
Posted on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
Godzilla scribe Max Borenstein, who was brought back to script Godzilla 2, is speaking out for the first time giving us an idea of what we might expect from the monster sequel — and he’s throwing around words like “bigger” and “better”. Also we learn the details behind the hybrid visual effects that will make up Toho’s Godzilla reboot.
Posted on Monday, April 20th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
Not to be outdone by rival Disney, Warner Bros. has renewed their deal with IMAX to release 30 films in the format over the next few years. The news comes two weeks after Disney renewed a similar deal to release films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Captain America: Civil War in IMAX.
Under Warner Bros. deal, films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (which shot with IMAX cameras), David Yates’ Tarzan, Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, Ron Howard’s In The Heart of the Sea, the Harry Potter Spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Andy Serkis’ Jungle Book: Origins, Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla 2, the LEGO Movie sequels and all other upcoming DC movies (Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, etc.) will be digitally remastered for the premium format. Read more about the Warner Bros IMAX deal below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
Godzilla 2 already has a release date, director, and list of monsters in place, and now it also has a writer. Max Borenstein, who scripted this summer’s Godzilla, will be back to write the sequel. Hit the jump for more details about Godzilla 2 writer Max Borenstein.
That Gareth Edwards is a busy man. After completing this year’s hit Godzilla, he moved immediately to a 2016-dated Star Wars spinoff film. From there, he’ll now have to move directly to Godzilla 2. Warner Bros. and Legendary have set June 8, 2018 as the Godzilla 2 release date. Read More »