There has been reason to be excited about this new and mysterious Skull Island film. The cast has been out of this world when it comes to who was in it to who has now replaced these former actors and the mystery is making for more anticipation. Now, the project has moved to Warner Bros. from it’s original placement with this years film juggernaut Universal. Universal alone has produced three billion dollar movies this year and that has only been in the summer.
Breaking records and breaking the bank are clearly what Universal is capable of doing and we would have thought they’d continue that with another large franchise in what is King Kong, but now, a deal they once had with Legendary has yet to be fully realized.
Already, Warner Bros. has the latest Godzilla (2014) and Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, but now they have just acquired the likes of the most famous giant ape. This smells like a really big deal to me and it sounds like with this deal now alive and kicking, the supposed plan is to pit Gojira against King Kong. Skull Island doesn’t begin shooting until early next year and the sequel to Gareth Edward’s Godzilla will not be out until 2018 so hopefully they fill my biggest concern which is either shrink Godzilla or juice up Kong because that last Godzilla was effing huge!
Of course, there have been rumors that the next Godzilla film will reintroduce audiences to famous supporting monsters like Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidora giving a similar look to the 1968 film Destroy All Monsters. Could Warner Bros. pull a Batman v Superman (also owned by WB) and have the two king monsters duke it out until a larger threat arises from the depths of space or earth?
The ideas are as giant as the monsters themselves and the possibilities are endless, but let me know what you all think in the comments below and share this if you’d please!