A report from THR has announced that Kong Skull: Island is no longer being backed by Universal Pictures and has moved to Warner Bros. This huge news seemingly came as a surprise to many whom presumed that Universal, whom built the King Kong theme park attraction and distributed Peter Jacksons 2005 remake of the classic 1933, owned the production and/or distribution rights to goliath ape. In actuality it seems as though the property was in the public domain, according to US law.
What makes this news of huge interest to Godzilla fans is reports that are suggesting that the top secret organisation Monarch, which featured in Gareth Edwards 2014 big screen adaptation of Toho's Godzilla, will also feature in the forthcoming Kong: Skull Island; adding weight to the rumors that the two movie titans may face off against each other in a future crossover movie.
It appears that Legendary producer Thomas Tull's desire to see the two goliaths together on the big screen, again, may be the reason as to why Kong: Skull Island has moved To Warner Bros., as it has been reported that Universal Pictures were unhappy at the feasibility of the idea of a crossover when considering the vast size difference between the two creatures whereas Warner Bros. were unhappy at the prospect of a Godzilla element appearing in a Universal themed King Kong movie.
Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures can not only envision a means to see the two movie monsters fight against each other but have hinted at the possibility of a collaboration between the two, though what opponent they will be facing remains to be seen, especially when considering the bad news now facing Pacific Rim Maelstrom.
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This article was written By Gavin and published on 2015-09-17 04:16:19
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