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Skull Island moving to Warner Bros. to set up Godzilla vs King Kong

09.10.2015

Setting the stage for yet another franchise universe, Deadline reports that Legendary Pictures' Thomas Tull will be moving KONG: SKULL ISLAND from Universal over to Warner Bros. Why is this being done you might ask, well Deadline's sources tell them that this is being done to unite the property with Legendary's other giant monster who already has a home at Warner Bros., GODZILLA. That's right, it's finally time for the two famous monsters to face off.

The deal hasn't been finalized yet but things are moving very quickly with the plan being that a potential Godzilla vs. King Kong film would follow KONG: SKULL ISLAND and the upcoming GODZILLA sequel. A King Kong/Godzilla cross-over seems only natural as it's something that many of us, including myself, would love to see; so even if this particular deal doesn't pan out I'd imagine that it would come to fruition a little further down the road.

KONG: SKULL ISLAND is still scheduled for a March 10, 2017 release and follows "a team of explorers who venture into the mysterious, creature-laden isle that is also the home of the king of the apes." The sequel to GODZILLA will follow on June 8, 2018, and screenwriter Max Borenstein recently promised that it would be "bigger and better."

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Source: Deadline

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4:16PM on 09/11/2015
Godzilla is the good guy in this, right? #TEAMZILLA
Godzilla is the good guy in this, right? #TEAMZILLA
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4:04PM on 09/11/2015
This makes no fucking sense whatsoever, just like the old Japanese film. Godzilla is fucking huge and Kong is supposed to be no more than 40 or 50 feet tall. If he was as big as godzilla he wouldn't fit on fucking skull island! Sorry for all the fucks, but jeese...
This makes no fucking sense whatsoever, just like the old Japanese film. Godzilla is fucking huge and Kong is supposed to be no more than 40 or 50 feet tall. If he was as big as godzilla he wouldn't fit on fucking skull island! Sorry for all the fucks, but jeese...
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4:12PM on 09/11/2015
the fucks are warranted.....
Coudln't Godzilla step on him and that would be that
the fucks are warranted.....
Coudln't Godzilla step on him and that would be that
11:50AM on 09/11/2015

Not everything needs a shared universe

Godzilla needs to get a great entry besides something subpar or mediocre like last year's Godzilla film. And King Kong needs to become relevant again, before throwing him against the giant dinosaur.
Godzilla needs to get a great entry besides something subpar or mediocre like last year's Godzilla film. And King Kong needs to become relevant again, before throwing him against the giant dinosaur.
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11:00AM on 09/11/2015
On one hand I love the original Kong (recently re-watched it last week with the rest of my cinema class) and I'm sort of an advocate for not touching something that is so beloved. That being said there's already a Kong movie coming out and I doubt they could do worse than Peter Jackson. This idea could be a ton of fun If they pull it off right, just please tell me Kong beats Godzilla's punk ass.
On one hand I love the original Kong (recently re-watched it last week with the rest of my cinema class) and I'm sort of an advocate for not touching something that is so beloved. That being said there's already a Kong movie coming out and I doubt they could do worse than Peter Jackson. This idea could be a ton of fun If they pull it off right, just please tell me Kong beats Godzilla's punk ass.
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10:09AM on 09/11/2015

Meh...

I'd rather see Godzilla vs. Mecha-Streisand.
I'd rather see Godzilla vs. Mecha-Streisand.
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8:35AM on 09/11/2015
Maybe they'd go full idiot with the idea and have King Kong get hit by an enlarging ray. They need to convince Rick Moranis to come out of retirement - Honey I Blew Up The Monkey (and Then There Was This Big-Ass Radioactive Lizard)
Maybe they'd go full idiot with the idea and have King Kong get hit by an enlarging ray. They need to convince Rick Moranis to come out of retirement - Honey I Blew Up The Monkey (and Then There Was This Big-Ass Radioactive Lizard)
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7:47AM on 09/11/2015
This is the dumbest idea I've heard in a while.
This is the dumbest idea I've heard in a while.
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7:16AM on 09/11/2015
This has to be a co-production. King Kong is still a Universal property.

There has ALREADY been a Godzilla vs. King Kong movie. This is hardly a novel idea.

I suspect it'll be a team-up movie because Godzilla and Kong are both "the good guys" and Godzilla is like 200 times the size of Kong.
This has to be a co-production. King Kong is still a Universal property.

There has ALREADY been a Godzilla vs. King Kong movie. This is hardly a novel idea.

I suspect it'll be a team-up movie because Godzilla and Kong are both "the good guys" and Godzilla is like 200 times the size of Kong.
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3:00AM on 09/11/2015
King Kong vs. Godzilla vs. Big Man Japan!
King Kong vs. Godzilla vs. Big Man Japan!
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2:06AM on 09/11/2015

It worked wonders for the Alien vs. Predator franchise... Oh wait!!!

When you run out of ideas and reboots and remakes sound a little stale, it's time to double down on the 'VS' movies. Hollywood can't allow just one of these things to go down without another. Batman vs Superman has re-opened the floodgates and this may be just the beginning.
When you run out of ideas and reboots and remakes sound a little stale, it's time to double down on the 'VS' movies. Hollywood can't allow just one of these things to go down without another. Batman vs Superman has re-opened the floodgates and this may be just the beginning.
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11:18PM on 09/10/2015
Throw in a giant werewolf and you have a Rampage movie!
Throw in a giant werewolf and you have a Rampage movie!
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8:31AM on 09/11/2015
Was just thinking that myself.
Was just thinking that myself.
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11:05PM on 09/10/2015

Evidently there isn't an idiocy ban in Hollywood....

So they "grounded" Godzilla in a world where giant monsters could exist, but now they're going to make it a joke by shoe-horning a silly 1970s premise into it? And they still have the problem of Kong being a few hundred feet too short. It's stunning that these people are this stupid, yet continue to be paid enormous sums of money to produce idiotic ideas.
So they "grounded" Godzilla in a world where giant monsters could exist, but now they're going to make it a joke by shoe-horning a silly 1970s premise into it? And they still have the problem of Kong being a few hundred feet too short. It's stunning that these people are this stupid, yet continue to be paid enormous sums of money to produce idiotic ideas.
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10:45PM on 09/10/2015

Its not April 1st, is it?

The original was a bad idea.Why do a remake? Now since its Warner Brothers why not Superman vs Godzilla???
The original was a bad idea.Why do a remake? Now since its Warner Brothers why not Superman vs Godzilla???
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9:46PM on 09/10/2015
This could be very cool if they could pull it off. But the main concern like others have stated below is Kong's size against Godzilla.

But I feel like they should just join forces with the Pacific Rim franchise and just combine all three at this point.
This could be very cool if they could pull it off. But the main concern like others have stated below is Kong's size against Godzilla.

But I feel like they should just join forces with the Pacific Rim franchise and just combine all three at this point.
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11:07PM on 09/10/2015
So we finally get a serious Godzilla movie that's hugely epic, and you're advocating for turning back into a cartoon? Please no....
So we finally get a serious Godzilla movie that's hugely epic, and you're advocating for turning back into a cartoon? Please no....
9:39PM on 09/10/2015
So...Godzilla vs Bambi is seems a bit accurate with this iteration of Godzilla.
So...Godzilla vs Bambi is seems a bit accurate with this iteration of Godzilla.
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8:46PM on 09/10/2015

Sounds cool...but how?

Normally, I would be all about this, especially since I was so pumped when I found the original version on VHS in the 80s....and then got mad when Kong "won"! However, I can't see how this would be possible, if they were going to use the current incarnations of both monsters. Kong would only be the size of an elephant compared to Godzilla's height in the last film, if they are basing Kong's height on Peter Jackson's film. But, if they are re-imagining the characters to be similar in height like
Normally, I would be all about this, especially since I was so pumped when I found the original version on VHS in the 80s....and then got mad when Kong "won"! However, I can't see how this would be possible, if they were going to use the current incarnations of both monsters. Kong would only be the size of an elephant compared to Godzilla's height in the last film, if they are basing Kong's height on Peter Jackson's film. But, if they are re-imagining the characters to be similar in height like the old movie, then it could be interesting!
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8:43PM on 09/10/2015

How would that work?

Peter Jackson's Kong was around 30 feet tall. By estimates, Godzilla in the last film was around 360-400 feet tall. What kind of "fight" would that make?
Peter Jackson's Kong was around 30 feet tall. By estimates, Godzilla in the last film was around 360-400 feet tall. What kind of "fight" would that make?
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8:47PM on 09/10/2015
Ahh! You posted as I was typing. My thoughts exactly!!
Ahh! You posted as I was typing. My thoughts exactly!!
8:31PM on 09/10/2015
Well this is awesome.
Well this is awesome.
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