With Godzilla: King of the Monsters now just 6 months away, Legendary Pictures has set its sights on their next project which is poised to merge the Godzilla and Kong franchises. The studio released a Godzilla vs. Kong plot synopsis for fans this morning, and confirmed that production is now underway.
Adam Wingard is the director behind the camera on the film. Several characters from Godzilla: King of the Monsters will reappear within Godzilla vs. Kong, including Millie Bobby Brown as Madison Russell and Kyle Chandler as her father, Mark Russell. Other leads on the monster film include Alexander Skarsgård, Rebecca Hall and Brian Tyree Henry.
To help promote the 2020 movie, Legendary Pictures gave us a tease of the Godzilla vs. Kong plot. They obviously aren’t divulging much, especially with Godzilla: King of the Monsters yet to release, but it’s something:
“In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into uncharted terrain and unearths clues to the Titans’ origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.”
The above story comes from a script that was developed by Terry Rossio. Wingard is adapting it with filming taking place across Hawaii and Australia. Warner Bros. is working in collaboration with Legendary to produce domestically most overseas territories. Toho will handle distribution in Japan.
With the generalized Godzilla vs. Kong plot summary hinted at, we now just have to wait a year and a half to actually see it play out. The movie lands in theaters worldwide on May 22, 2020.