king kong size

When it was announced that Warner Bros. was building a new cinematic universe around cinema’s most iconic giant monsters and that the world’s most famous giant ape would battle the world’s most famous prehistoric radioactive lizard in 2020, there was a fair amount of conversation about the logistics of that particular fight. After all, Godzilla vs. King Kong sounds fine on paper until you get to the finer details. You know, like Godzilla measuring 300 feet and King Kong traditionally measuring about 50 feet.

However, it turns out that we’re not getting a traditional King Kong in the upcoming Kong: Skull Island, which will introduce a new version of the mighty ape to theaters. He’s going to be a bit bigger than usual.

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godzilla vs king kong release date

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.

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godzilla vs king kong

Legendary Pictures has big plans for their “gigantic monsters with recognizable names throwing each other into buildings” slate. Kong: Skull Island had a trailer at Comic-Con before it even had a director (Jordan Vogt-Roberts is currently shooting the film). A sequel to 2014’s Godzilla was announced right as the first movie hit theaters, and we later learned that it will feature a plethora of beasties for the King of the Monsters fight.

And then, a few months ago, Legendary shook everything up by moving Kong: Skull Island from Universal to Warner Bros. as part of a grand plan to build a shared universe that will allow all of these iconic monsters to interact. And by interact, we mean punch each other in the face. Naturally, that meant the announcement of Godzilla vs King Kong movie… and it turns out that Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull had slightly selfish reasons for all of these machinations.

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‘Godzilla vs. King Kong’ Officially Set for 2020

Godzilla vs King Kong 2020

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 »

Skull Island Movie

At the end of the Legendary panel, studio head Thomas Tull returned to the stage to thank the fans and show off one last thing. The surprise is the announcement of a new King Kong movie titled Skull Island. Thomas Tull announced that they had “been tinkering around with one thing” and showed us some footage for a project that may be a long way out.

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