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The idea has been dangling in our heads for quite some time now, and in a recent development, Thomas Tull of Legendary Pictures has moved his production of King Kong’s origin story, “Kong: Skull Island” to Warner Bros. Uniting the giant ape with another of Legendary’s ongoing franchise, Godzilla.
Though two years ago Legendary has moved to Universal, ditching Warner Bros. as its backer of eight years, it seems that the potential of an epic monster battle has nudged them back.
While we know that the next “Godzilla” sequel is landing on June 8, 2018 and will see appearances from the classic trio of Godzilla’s foes- Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah, the second sequel according to Deadline will feature the collision of these two monstrosities.
Some have pointed out the disproportional size difference between Godzilla and King Kong, the former being a city block and the latter a house. We’ll let the studio sort this out in the coming years as it will most likely take at least another five years.
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“Kong: Skull Island” has currently gathered numerous stars including Brie Larson (“21 Jump Street”), Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell (“Straight Outta Compton”), and the mega star trio of Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers), John C. Reilly (Chicago) and Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) all offered major roles. Slated for March 10, 2017, the pic will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and produced by Thomas Tull, John Jashni and Mary Parent.