The King of the Monsters will return to rumble on the big screen later than expected, as Warner Bros. has moved the debut of Godzilla 2 from 2018 to 2019. To sweeten the wait, the studio announced a specific 2020 calendar date for Godzilla vs. Kong.

According to THR, Godzilla 2 will now hit theaters on March 22nd, 2019, postponing the movie from its original release date of June 8th, 2018.

The following year, viewers will be rewarded with a showdown between iconic colossal creatures in Godzilla vs. Kong, which has been penciled in for a May 29th, 2020 theatrical release.

Legendary and Warner Bros. will also reintroduce cinema's gargantuan gorilla in Kong: Skull Island. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, and starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Goodman, Kong: Skull Island will hit theaters on March 10th, 2017.

The upcoming trio of films make up Warner Bros. and Legendary's shared cinematic universe between Godzilla, King Kong, and the monsters they encountered over the years in their storied franchises (Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah are expected to appear in future films). The new slate of massive monster movies kicked off with 2014's Godzilla, directed by Gareth Edwards, who will return to helm Godzilla 2.

Not linked to the aforementioned shared universe, but definitely of interest to fans of the radioactive reptile, Toho's Godzilla: Resurgence hits the big screen in Japan on July 29th.

Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on these Godzilla and King Kong projects. In the meantime, who would you put your money on to take the victory in a big brawl?

Source: THR
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