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07.26.2014

Legendary Pictures is staying in the monster business. Today in Hall H, the CEO of the company, Thomas Tull, gave us peeks at two previously unannounced - or make that "unconfirmed" - creature features: GODZILLA 2 and SKULL ISLAND.

First up: GODZILLA. It was two years ago almost to the day that a teaser was shown for GODZILLA - before pre-production had even officially commenced. Now that the film is a certified hit, Tull just wanted to thank the fans for making it one of the biggest films of the summer. He then turned it over to director Gareth Edwards, who sent in a video message from San Francisco.

- Edwards started off by a joke about them "rebuilding" the city (of course, Godzilla and his enemies made toast of it) and another crack about taking a break from directing a major franchise. He then confirmed that he'll be directing GODZILLA 2 after he wraps up the STAR WARS spin-off he's attached to.

- The sounds of fighter jets flying by prompts the camera to pan over and who should be there but the Big G himself. He lets out his familiar roar as the jets fly near him (they don't attack him, it should be pointed out). This was new footage and it looked perfect.

- Tull then tells us he's pried some classified footage away from "Monarch" (the organization that studies Godzilla in the film). A video done in newsreel style plays, showing lots of B&W footage of government types, Godzilla, etc. The words "There is One Secret That Remains Hidden" come up and we see very blurry footage of MOTHRA, RODAN and GHIDORAH (their classified names). So, obviously, Godzilla's most famous enemies are coming to challenge him in the next installment (or installments).

- Later on, Legendary showed a trailer that, as far as I could tell, not a single person was able to figure out what it was until the title card at the end.

- A voice over playing during the teaser, over aerial shots of murky jungle and ocean: "Its very existence was improbable. Being alone in the wilderness had made him go mad. It looked at you with a vengeful aspect. Penetrated deeper and deeper… into the very heart of darkness." Then a giant beast, clearly King Kong, bursts out of the jungle, roaring. Title card: SKULL ISLAND. Yep, he's back!

Here's a release from Legendary on their take:

Previous works have touched on the island, but staying and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions.”

Just putting this out there: Legendary has new Godzilla and King Kong movies in the works. Are we destined to see them duke it out in the same film at some point?

SKULL ISLAND opens on November 4, 2016. GODZILLA 2 does not yet have a release date.

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Extra Tidbit: Are you excited about these upcoming films?
Source: JoBlo.com

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8:38AM on 07/27/2014
I'm not particularly aching for another King Kong movie. I'm not against people occasionally rebooting him, because it makes people go watch the 1933 classic, but we had one not that long ago. Unless they do make another crossover.
I'm not particularly aching for another King Kong movie. I'm not against people occasionally rebooting him, because it makes people go watch the 1933 classic, but we had one not that long ago. Unless they do make another crossover.
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1:49AM on 07/27/2014
Could Skull Island and Monster Island be one and the same in a shared movie universe between Kong and Godzilla?
Could Skull Island and Monster Island be one and the same in a shared movie universe between Kong and Godzilla?
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12:34AM on 07/27/2014
Is skull island just another reboot/remake of king kong? There's only so much you can do with King Kong and Godzilla, and to be honest I'm not sure we need other films so soon.
Is skull island just another reboot/remake of king kong? There's only so much you can do with King Kong and Godzilla, and to be honest I'm not sure we need other films so soon.
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10:39PM on 07/26/2014
Blah blah not enough Godzilla blah blah too much human story line. Sorry Godzilla was like every other Godzilla movie ever, you guys. I'm stoked for these.
Blah blah not enough Godzilla blah blah too much human story line. Sorry Godzilla was like every other Godzilla movie ever, you guys. I'm stoked for these.
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5:55AM on 07/27/2014
Every godzilla movie in the Showa era is the same. Bad monster destroys shit godzilla the hero shows up in the end to take him down.

There are some movies like ghidrah the 3 headed monster (whose name was changed later to ghidorah) where godzilla really takes forever to do something. Same as the first mechagodzilla.

My point, when godzilla is the hero he cannot stomp around the city looking for bad guys to fight. He is not batman. He only reacts to the bad monsters. This new film was
Every godzilla movie in the Showa era is the same. Bad monster destroys shit godzilla the hero shows up in the end to take him down.

There are some movies like ghidrah the 3 headed monster (whose name was changed later to ghidorah) where godzilla really takes forever to do something. Same as the first mechagodzilla.

My point, when godzilla is the hero he cannot stomp around the city looking for bad guys to fight. He is not batman. He only reacts to the bad monsters. This new film was fucking amazing and a tribute to that era. I cannot wait for part 2. The haters either just don't get or never liked godzilla in the first place.
5:04PM on 07/28/2014
Exactly, j-man. I think the public knows more about the idea of Godzilla than what they've seen in film.
Exactly, j-man. I think the public knows more about the idea of Godzilla than what they've seen in film.
10:08PM on 07/26/2014
i am excited about both cannot wait
i am excited about both cannot wait
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9:37PM on 07/26/2014
Skull Island does sound very good, and yea, Godzilla 2 doesn't do a lot for me. The new one was just OK. I however loved Peter Jackson's King Kong, and even though I feel like this would be a reimagining or reboot of our giant ape, I would be happy if they used that one or took notes from that movie.
Skull Island does sound very good, and yea, Godzilla 2 doesn't do a lot for me. The new one was just OK. I however loved Peter Jackson's King Kong, and even though I feel like this would be a reimagining or reboot of our giant ape, I would be happy if they used that one or took notes from that movie.
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9:04PM on 07/26/2014
Skull Island sounds good. Godzilla 2 is meh. The first one was over rated. Two hours movie with 20 minutes of Bryan Cranston and 5 minutes of fat Godzilla, no thank you.
Skull Island sounds good. Godzilla 2 is meh. The first one was over rated. Two hours movie with 20 minutes of Bryan Cranston and 5 minutes of fat Godzilla, no thank you.
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9:00PM on 07/26/2014
why do the writers on joblo always say hint at the dumbest possible crossovers in movies? ive literally never seen one happen that u guys have mentioned
why do the writers on joblo always say hint at the dumbest possible crossovers in movies? ive literally never seen one happen that u guys have mentioned
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11:41PM on 07/26/2014
I think this is a realistic speculation. With MCU, Bats vs Supes, the recent Universal Monsters announcements, it seems like crossing over properties is the hot thing to do right now. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if there has been talks of Kong vs Godzilla after the success it had this summer.
I think this is a realistic speculation. With MCU, Bats vs Supes, the recent Universal Monsters announcements, it seems like crossing over properties is the hot thing to do right now. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if there has been talks of Kong vs Godzilla after the success it had this summer.
1:11PM on 07/27/2014
You think it's realistic speculation that they're going to take a 50' tall ape and fight him against a 300' tall lizard that breathes fire? Really?
You think it's realistic speculation that they're going to take a 50' tall ape and fight him against a 300' tall lizard that breathes fire? Really?
1:28PM on 07/27/2014
They look pretty similar sized in the above photo.

Plus, apes climb things bigger than themselves all the time. And Godzilla is really fat.
They look pretty similar sized in the above photo.

Plus, apes climb things bigger than themselves all the time. And Godzilla is really fat.
8:34PM on 07/26/2014
I have no interest in Godzilla 2 after seeing the first one. Skull island however sounds interesting.
I have no interest in Godzilla 2 after seeing the first one. Skull island however sounds interesting.
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10:11PM on 07/26/2014
Agreed
Agreed
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