CORE STORY: Godzilla 2 delayed, but there’s a Kong-sized silver lining

Photo: Warner Bros.

Photo: Warner Bros.

Chris Luckett

After the smash success of Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla reboot, fans have been waiting with baited breath for Godzilla 2, which was planned for a June 2018 release.

Word has come out that Godzilla 2 will now be released in March 2019, but it comes with news of another title arriving the year after: Godzilla vs. Kong.

In the wake of Marvel’s success building a connected universe, the new tactic for studios is to set up their own intertwined world.

Godzilla was the launch movie for Warner Bros.’s kaiju movie universe. The second was always going to be (and remains) Kong: Skull Island, a reboot of the other famous giant movie monster, King Kong.

Godzilla 2 was to come out one year after 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, but in the wake of Paramount setting up Transformers 6 on the same June 2018 weekend, Warner Bros. has changed their schedule

With this announcement also comes official confirmation of Godzilla vs. Kong — which up until now had been rumoured but not confirmed — with a May 2020 release date.

(Source: The Wrap)

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