Warner Bros. officially announces the release date of “Godzilla vs. Kong” set for 2020.
Gareth Edwards’ “Godzilla” became a such massive box office hit that it landed him the opportunity to follow-up with “Godzilla 2.” The film has already been given an official release date along with “Kong: Skull Island,” but now Screen Rant confirms that Warner has added a “Godzilla vs. Kong” release date to their slate.
“Audiences really responded to Godzilla,” Tull said in a statement that appears on the official Legendary page . “Today, I’m excited to reveal that film was only the beginning of an epic new entertainment universe. As a lifelong fan of these characters, I’ve always wanted to see the ultimate showdown, and today we’re pleased to be announcing that and more.”
“Warner Bros. and Legendary released Godzilla in May 2014 with an agreement to release Godzilla 2 on June 8, 2018. Both films feature the human Monarch organization,” the press release reads. “Shortly following Legendary’s pact with NBC Universal, Legendary acquired rights to additional classic characters from Toho’s Godzilla universe, including Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah.”
“This paved the way for developing a franchise centered around Monarch and anchored by Godzilla, King Kong, and other famous creatures.”
Mothra, a gigantic beast in the Godzilla universe that resembles a moth made its first appearance in 1964’s “Mothra vs. Godzilla.”
Rodan, a dragon-like creature has the special ability of emitting powerful shockwaves when he flies; the monster made his first appearance in 1956.
King Ghidora, the three-headed beast that turned Godzilla from anti-hero to hero when it appeared as the series’ first villain; “Ghidora: the Three-Headed Monster” released in Japan in 1964.
All the films will be connected by the Monarch organization that was introduced in 2014’s “Godzilla.”
“Kong: Skull Island,” which releases in 2017, will begin principal photography next week on October 19th.
Gareth Edwards’ “Godzilla 2” releases in theaters on June 8, 2018.
The release date of “Godzilla vs. Kong” arrives sometime in 2020.