Legendary Pictures has confirmed what fans have speculated on for some time: King Kong and Godzilla will once again meet on the big screen in 2020.
Coming after 2017's Kong: Skull Island and 2018's Godzilla 2, King Kong vs. Godzilla will mark the start of a shared universe of the movie monsters now controlled by Legendary, which also include other Toho creations Mothra, Rodan, and King Gidorah.
The move comes after Legendary announced it would work with Warner Bros. on Kong: Skull Island, rather than bringing the picture to Universal.
“Audiences really responded to Godzilla,” stated Legendary CEO Thomas Tull. “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.”
Kong: Skull Island stars Tom Hiddleston, Sam Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, and Toby Kebbel. It's set for a March 10, 2017 release, while Godzilla 2 is slated to hit theaters on June 8, 2018. No release date was stated for King Kong vs. Godzilla.