Legendary and Warner Bros. parted ways recently when Legendary decided to team up with Universal. Obviously, this deal worked out extremely well for Legendary. And now Deadline is reporting a move that has surprised a lot of people.
Legendary Pictures’ Thomas Tull will be moving his untitled Skull Island King Kong film to Warner Bros. Why is this happening? Well, according to the reports, it’s being done to get all their mega monsters under one roof, similar to what Marvel Studios did with superheroes like The Hulk.
The plan is to create one epic battle between Godzilla and King Kong. This movie would follow the release of Skull Island in 2017 and the Godzilla sequel in 2018. Filming for the Skull Island movie won’t even begin until late this year or early next year, so this potential showdown still has a long ways to go. And honestly, the whole thing is a little confusing. To me, it would make more sense if everything was transferred to Universal, but I’m just a kid and life is a nightmare.
Anyway, for those who want to focus on something that is 100% going to happen, the upcoming Kong: Skull Island film has a pretty impressive cast. You have the wonderful Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston and Corey Hawkins. Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly are rumored to announce their involvement in the film soon.
It’s currently scheduled for a March 10, 2017 release date. Godzilla 2 hits theaters on June 8, 2018. After that? Well, we could be looking at the huge King Kong vs. Godzilla movie.