The MonsterVerse, featuring Godzilla and King Kong, is in full swing, following 2014’s release of Godzilla and this year’s Kong: Skull Island. Not to be confused with Universal’s universe featuring its own classic monsters, now called Dark Universe, the MonsterVerse’s next chapter will be Godzilla: King of the Monsters in 2019. Following that sequel to 2014’s Godzilla, Godzilla Vs. Kong is set to bring the two legendary monsters together in 2020.
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed the director attached to Godzilla Vs. Kong, and it’s neither Godzilla‘s Gareth Edwards or Kong: Skull Island‘s Jordan Voght-Roberts. Adam Wingard, known for his work on horror films such as You’re Next, The Guest, and 2016’s remake of Blair Witch, has been tapped to direct the feature, from a script crafted by a writer’s room including Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean), Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne (Star Trek Beyond), Lindsey Beer, Cat Vasko, T.S. Nowlin (The Maze Runner), Jack Paglen (Transcendence), and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5).
The next film in the franchise, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, is currently being directed by Michael Dougherty (Krampus), and stars Kyle Chandler, Sally Hawkins, Ken Watanabe, and Vera Farmiga, as well as two Stranger Things alumni, Millie Bobby Brown and Randy Havens. The film will feature three classic Godzilla monsters, Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah, and has a release date set for March 22, 2019. There is no word on what Godzilla Vs. Kong will be about past the obvious title, or who it will star.
Godzilla Vs. Kong has a release date of May 22, 2020.
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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter