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Director Adam Wingard will reportedly begin filming Godzilla vs. Kong this Fall for Legendary and Warner Bros. Pictures - beginning October 1st, 2018 in Atlanta and continuing through to February 2019. Currently eyeing a May 22nd, 2020 release date - the colossal clash between Kong: Skull Island's King Kong and Godzilla will be stomping into theaters one year after the upcoming Godzilla sequel King of the Monsters and will see both titanic Kaiju battle it out on-film to assert which prehistoric super-species is the dominant player within the expanding cinematic Monsterverse.

Godzilla will make his next appearance in Michael Dougherty's Godzilla: King of the Monsters, where he will take on Monsterverse newcomers Mothra, Rodan and his infamous rival - King Ghidorah.

Kong remains absent from the upcoming Godzilla sequel, but will be silently growing and maturing for his battle with the King of all Monsters in 2020.

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Written by ChrisPublished on 2018-02-21 15:06:04
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MinecraftDinoKaiju

MemberTitanosaurusFeb-21-2018 3:27 PM

First! Also, before everyone else posts something, I just need to sayone thing: please no spoilers. Thank you.

KingKaijuGojira

MemberTitanosaurusFeb-21-2018 3:49 PM

And so it begins. 

The Legend of Brian

MemberBaragonFeb-21-2018 3:53 PM

Finally some news! Let's hope we get some stuff on KotM soon too!

The Jurassic Bootleg

MemberBaragonFeb-21-2018 6:43 PM

Ok, that seems to be way early, they should just wait how Godzilla 2 turns out before filming.

The Jurassic Bootleg

MemberBaragonFeb-21-2018 6:50 PM

They should also delay it by 1 to 2 years.

G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaFeb-21-2018 8:24 PM

The Bootleg Rebellious ,
Then it wouldn't get made. Legendary presumably lose the rights to Godzilla after 2020, so they're working against the clock.

It's unknown how or if Toho will allow the franchise to be handled after the fact.

KingKaijuGojira

MemberTitanosaurusFeb-21-2018 8:34 PM

^Plus they most likely have access to the King of the Monsters script so continuity won't be an issue.

RR44

MemberBaragonFeb-21-2018 9:18 PM

TOHO does not want the competition.. or do they? They're still making Godzilla films (Monster Planet)..  and who knows what they will do in the future (Shin Gojira is still in play). So I would think TOHO would see the success of KOM and GvKK.. and think... merchandising and future joint ventures with Legendary.. say... 75th Anniversary Of Godzilla.

Other Toho monsters could be retooled for an epic continuation of Legendry's G Saga. like 20 years after GvKK.

Shin G was a stand alone film (imo) He didn't do it for me. I like the approach Legendary has taken. If KOM succeeds at being a big box office draw.. then if I were a TOHO executive.. I would get together with the folks at Legendary.. over some excellent Japanese food.. and say.. let's talk about future ventures. Showa series 2.0 - American G versus.. you name it.. we'll agree to it.

The Jurassic Bootleg

MemberBaragonFeb-22-2018 6:22 AM

  Couldn't Legendary just renew the rights? and I don't think the rights need to be expired for Toho to make a  new Godzilla.

riggzamortis86

MemberTitanosaurusFeb-22-2018 7:48 AM

^That's the whole point Gman is trying to say. Right now there isn't any deal to renew the rights with TOHO. GvK must be ready to show by 2020 or there isn't a movie at all. This may be it! Legendary might only have these 3 films then its done.

I hope these films do so well that Toho comes to its senses and let Legendary continue the monsterverse. But I would allow Toho to make more live action Godzilla movies as well.  I think Shin G is way better film than 2014. More movies like Shin would be great!

I just hope GKOTM and GVK make us proud. Because this is it at the moment! Legendary has 2 more shots to make a slam dunk. If they cant give us a good Godzilla movie out of the 2, then maybe its time for Toho to take back the reigns.

The Jurassic Bootleg

MemberBaragonFeb-22-2018 8:14 AM

^
 ok, I see(Should have read Gman's the post twice), hopefully, Legendary knows what the heck they are doing.

MinecraftDinoKaiju

MemberTitanosaurusFeb-22-2018 9:12 AM

I hope so, otherwise it is just another American Godzilla saga down the drain (not that the 1998 film was good, it is still bad, but the series was either good or ok).

Im Durp

MemberBaragonFeb-22-2018 10:29 AM

Hard to believe a few years ago this was just fan hopes and now it's happening.

The Legend of Brian

MemberBaragonFeb-22-2018 11:21 AM

I mean Godzilla 2014 wasn't all that disappointing. Sure, it could've been better, but I don't think Legendary has 2 more "chances" to make a Godzilla movie. I think they already made a fine Godzilla movie. If anything, these next two movies are about showing that the United States holds more interest in Godzilla than just one movie.

Plus isn't the point of Toho deciding to co-produce films in the future to get around the issue we have now? No more limited licensing agreements like we have with Godzilla vs. Kong?

Membrane

MemberBaragonFeb-22-2018 11:31 AM

I go to Atlanta a lot for work.  I wonder if they need extras. :-)

The Jurassic Bootleg

MemberBaragonFeb-22-2018 3:23 PM

^

Leak plz!

No, jk.

riggzamortis86

MemberTitanosaurusFeb-23-2018 7:15 AM

I am just trying to say if the next 2 installments Legendary is putting out is the same (or hopefully worse than) as 2014, rather than having the option of having more Godzilla movies like Shin put on the back burner in order to wait for movies that lack luster, then I think this would all be a waste of all of our time as fans.

2014 had everything to be a great American made monster movie but somehow failed to deliver on everything that makes a great monster flick in the first place and make something like Godzilla really great again after so many disappointments back in the early millennium. How can you make a movie starring such an iconic monster lack so much of what makes it great to begin with? It was all there and somehow neglected to show it all.

Shin was amazing in so many ways and it featured one monster. Now if I had to choose between what movie should be made at one time I wouldn't choose the one that disappointed me in sacrifice of one that delivered. I'm hoping the next 2 legendary entries don't do what its predecessor did and make a movie that fails to deliver the whole order. I hope legendary brings us great monster movies plain and simple, they have everything to do that.

If some one gives you all the perfect ingredients and make them a great burger, you better not deliver a crappy taco instead.  That is what I got with 2014, an unwanted crappy taco instead of a meaty cheeseburger. With too much cheese. I love tacos, when they are made right,  just not when I was hungry for and expected something I thought I ordered. To put in terms that maybe I can explain why mistrust in Legendary at the moment.

They have Dougherty heading KTOM, I have high hope for this one. I just hope they get the order right.

G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaFeb-23-2018 8:58 AM

riggzamortis86,
I'm expecting the sequel to be something of a soft reboot in a stylistic sense. I mean, its been five years. At this point Legendary needs to play it off like a fresh, start-from-scratch entry instead of building on what audiences have already forgotten. There's just no momentum.

And to clarify, I'm not saying this isn't or won't be a sequel--But I imagine the first movie will be deemed fairly irrelevant to the events in the new film beyond the basic establishment of Monarch and Godzilla himself. Tonally, stylistically and visually I expect it to be a very different movie from 2014--Which only makes sense.

MinecraftDinoKaiju

MemberTitanosaurusFeb-23-2018 10:36 AM

I feel conflicted with this, and I am pretty sure a lot of other people are too. Can we please just get back to the main topic?

JurassicNight

MemberTitanosaurusFeb-23-2018 11:06 AM

I'm honestly hoping it's stylistically different, 2014 was just a bit to real. This is a movie about creatures that are hundreds of feet tall fighting each other. Why should it be hyper realistic? Also in all honesty I feel that Kong Skull Island was the start to the Monsterverse. I've got a feeling that KOTM will have a style like it instead of the 2014 movie. 

G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaFeb-23-2018 12:00 PM

JurassicNight,
Kong: Skull Island is the start of the MonsterVerse. There was no plan to build a cinematic universe when Godzilla '14 was in production. Legendary is retroactively making it part of the MonsterVerse for obvious reasons.

TheGMan123

MemberTitanosaurusFeb-23-2018 12:39 PM

In some ways, the Monsterverse has progressed like the DCEU right now. However, it's been done RIGHT.

Godzilla (2014) was like Man of Steel, and Kong: Skull Island like Batman V. Superman. However, the jump has been smoother and much more positively received.

With filming reportedly taking place in a few months for the fourth film, shortly after the third's filming has begun to wrap up, things are looking up. The productions are close together, which means that the teams can collaborate more effectively. Hopefully, anyways.

riggzamortis86

MemberTitanosaurusFeb-23-2018 12:44 PM

^with this director I couldn't agree more with you. I really hope your right.

I cannot praise Dougherty enough on his other films. They are both great films. I hope KOTM is and will be a great monster movie.

In a way despite my distaste for 2014, Im sure the next 2 films will persuade me to want to keep the Legendary Godzilla franchise going. The Monsterverse has all the elements there to be a great movie franchise.

That is why I am expecting great things here from Legendary. They have 2 films to show that they can present to not just a new audience that they have the chops to bring forth a fantastic Godzilla film, but to the hard core fans like all of us.

 

Willnotbenamed

MemberBaragonFeb-23-2018 1:57 PM

G. H. (Gman),

Seeing how few of the original cast from the 2014 Godzilla film is returning, I strongly agree with you that Godzilla KOTM would be virtually it's own story.

On another note, how much of the monsterverse would an "anthology" of sorts, with each installment it's own storyline?

The Jurassic Bootleg

MemberBaragonFeb-23-2018 3:36 PM

  I can trust Mike Dougherty, I'm more worried about Adam Wingard, not because of the Death Note movie, is just that I don't think he's the right guy to do the job.

G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaFeb-23-2018 8:44 PM

Willnotbenamed,
The Godzilla series has always been an anthology of largely unrelated stories. So the MonsterVerse adopting that tactic, but staying within the same continuity is nothing new.

Replicant-Rey

MemberMothra LarvaeFeb-24-2018 8:37 AM

Thanks Godzilla himself for this sweet news. Biggest war ever finaly happening. Also how is your analyses of fight going guys? Still soon for verdicts but what side are you on? New to the site, massive kaiju lover for long time. Looking forward to debate about greatest movie of the future.

 

RR44

MemberBaragonFeb-27-2018 11:44 AM

I'm wondering if they will introduce a different Godzilla for this KOM flick. If there will be a redesign to G.. then it would make sense. After all.. we're talking about a species... and not about one sole survivor from millions of years ago. 2014 G could have been just an introduction to the G species. Perhaps that could work in the monsterverse. An offspring of the first to take the place of an older battle worn G. It could be possible. We just don't know for sure. But the cave renderings.. did reveal two distinct Godzillas.. and perhaps the G in 2014 was one of many. I guess we'll have to wait and see. In my opinion.

JurassicNight

MemberTitanosaurusFeb-27-2018 4:38 PM

I actually like that idea, of the new Godzilla being a younger one. 

G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaFeb-27-2018 9:28 PM

^Except one of the rumored restrictions Toho gave Legendary is that there can only be one Godzilla in their movies.

JurassicNight

MemberTitanosaurusFeb-28-2018 9:52 AM

Damb, why does Toho gotta ruin everything

MinecraftDinoKaiju

MemberTitanosaurusMar-01-2018 9:55 AM

Well, there goes the opportunity for a younger version of Godzilla [insert pictures of Minilla and Baby Zillas here].

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