Kong: Skull Island came out in theatres everywhere earlier this year and took home an impressive $565 million at the global box office. Godzilla, released in summer 2014, brought in just over $529 million worldwide. Put those two together, and what do you have? Hopefully a billion dollars! That’s presumably the hope of Warner Bros. by forcing a fight between the two monsters in three years time, and now the studio has chosen a director to oversee the slugfest. But before you say its a director with a strong indie background being brought in to oversee a huge studio behemoth, let me tell you… You’re right.
Adam Wingard has emerged as the man to bring the clash of the titans to life, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Wingard has enjoyed some success and has developed a following thanks to critical smashes like The Guest and You’re Next, along with segments for V/H/S, V/H/S 2, and The ABC’s of Death, but he was also the director behind last fall’s miss Blair Witch, which tried to reboot that vaunted horror franchise. Still, Wingard recovered and his next project is the highly anticipated adaptation of Death Note on Netflix. He also has a crime thriller in development called I Saw the Devil.
As for plot details, there are none. Yet. Obviously Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are going to stay pretty mum on the details until this thing is well into development. The showdown was teed up in Kong: Skull Island with a post-credits scene that showed a whole fleet of monsters ready to meet Kong in battle, Godzilla being foremost among them. In the meantime, Godzilla will be back for a solo round in March 2019 in the sequel Godzilla: King of the Monsters, directed by Krampus’ Michael Dougherty, and starring Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, and Kyle Chandler.
Godzilla vs. Kong will be in theatres everywhere on May 22, 2020.
Source: Comic Book Movie