Godzilla Vs King Kong Will Officially Kick Off A Monstrous Universe

The Monster Mash is on.

Now is the era of the versus movie, and not just in terms of those God-awful SyFy movies where increasingly improbable monster animals put their dukes up. In 2016 alone, Batman will fight Superman, Captain America will fight Iron Man, villains will fight other villains in Suicide Squad, and now, thanks to a fan-baiting deal between studios, the granddaddies of the genre are about to get a new movie. Having reinvented Godzilla in a way that just about pushed memories of Matthew Broderick and his iguana out of memory, Warner Bros and Legendary are set to kick off a giant monster shared universe, with Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla 2 and Godzilla vs Kong all officially on the way. The new shared universe will reveal the mythology bringing Godzilla and Legendary€™s King Kong together, as well as more giant super-species as Monarch - the company that uncovered Godzilla in Gareth Edwards' 2014 film, will be involved in expanded storylines to hunt down other monsters. Presumably, we're looking at some sort of super duper Pokemon universe. The release timeline has Godzilla 2 hitting cinemas in 2018, the year after Kong: Skull Island, and then Godzilla Vs Kong in 2020. Clearly, some rewriting will have to be done, given that Kong and Godzilla are vastly different in size (in their latest guises at least), so perhaps there's a chance that Skull Island is going to introduce a bigger version of cinema's most famous ape. Legendary have acquired rights to more of Toho€˜s classic monsters, including Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah, so you'd have to suspect more monster movies are incoming, or at least cameos in the already announced franchise instalments. All-in-all, that's all extremely exciting stuff for monster movie fans - who clearly still have a thirst for the product, given how well Godzilla did at the box office. If they can recapture that quality, we might well be looking at one of the most exciting shared universes currently in development. Are you excited to see Kong Vs Godzilla? Share your thoughts below in the comments thread.
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