Just when you thought that you saw the last of the mega-giant lizard, Godzilla, up he pops again to fight the unbeatable, perennial but adorable mega-ape, King Kong. Why? only God knows, but hold on because the powers at Warner Bros. have so decreed it!
Plenty Of Lizards And Monkeys In The Works
Using the 2014 Gareth Edward’s Gozilla as a launch pad, the melamine planning board is already abuzz with the announcement that lucky audiences can prepare now for, now get this, Kong: Skull Island in 2017, Godzilla 2 in 2019 and Godzilla vs. Kong in 2020.
It seems as if Hollywood may be sorely lacking in original screenplays and following in the famously lucrative Universal monster series of the 30s and the 40s, “play it again, Sam” seems to be the order of the day. In other words, if it worked the first time, then do it again!
Hidden Mysteries Being Uncovered
Masterfully created by the publicity department, is a little gimmick that seems original enough and quite engaging.
A supposedly newly discovered poster map surfaced recently and was handed out to selected attendees at the New York Comic-Con (NYCC): a detailed map of the infamously legendary Skull Island. At the upper left hand corner of the map, barely legible, was the word “Monarch.” Recalling Gozilla 2014, Monarch was the name given to the super research group organized to find the real dope on mega-monsters. Ah, ha!
Seeds of anticipation being spread, attendees at NYCC have been left speculating as to the plot outline of the new Kong: Skull Island coming to our neighborhood theaters, we hope, in the spring of 2017.
An ingenious piece of marketing from Warner Bros., this poster map is already creating a stir in industry mills. Hopefully, banking on this latest monkey caper creating a successful box office lure, Warner Bros. has its eyes set on more coming franchise adventures between the movies’ two biggest and most lucrative monster dudes on this planet.
A Side Note:
It is rumored that Gareth Edwards shall not be the director on Gozilla 2. Look for possible changes as to release dates: Kong: Skull Island opens March 10, 2017; Godzilla 2 on March 22, 2019; and Godzilla vs. Kong on May 29, 2020.