Warner Bros. have announced that two of cinema’s biggest monsters are set to do battle in 2020. The worlds of ‘Godzilla’ and ‘King Kong’ are going to collide as their respective film franchises are combined to create a new series of films. ‘Kong: Skull Island’ (Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson) is set for release in 2017 and will be followed by a second ‘Godzilla’ film in 2018, which in turn will be followed by ‘King Kong vs Godzilla’.
The studio behind this monster-mashup said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter: “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”. So not only will Kong and Godzilla be gracing our screens, it sounds like there may well be other super monsters joining the party in 2020. Whilst I’m not completely sure how this will work logistically (Godzilla was huge in the 2014 film, so Kong will have to be equally massive), there’s sure to be no better cinematic spectacle than seeing two of film’s greatest beasts do battle.