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Warner Delays Godzilla 2, Schedules Godzilla vs. Kong

posted on 2016-05-11 00:00 EDT
Godzilla 2 now slated for March 22, 2019, Godzilla vs. Kong for May 29, 2020

Hollywood news website The Wrap reported on Tuesday that Warner Bros. has set the release dates for its Godzilla 2 sequel film and its Godzilla vs. Kong film. Godzilla 2 is now slated for March 22, 2019, delayed from its original June 8, 2018 date. Godzilla vs. Kong is now slated for May 29, 2020.

Warner Bros. is also producing the Kong: Skull Island film alongside Legendary Pictures, which moved the prequel movie project from Universal Studios to Warner Bros. last September to allow for the possibility of a crossover project with Godzilla. Warner Bros. retains the right to participate in the Godzilla sequels.

Kong: Skull Island is slated to open on March 10, 2017. The film has a budget of more than US$125 million, but Warner Bros. is including the film in a three-picture deal that also includes the planned sequel and crossover film.

Legendary licensed the Godzilla film rights, and produced Gareth Edwards' 2014 Godzilla film. The 2014 film opened in the United States in May 2014, and earned over US$500 million worldwide.

Chinese company Dalian Wanda Group recently acquired a majority stake in Legendary Entertainment in January.

Source: The Warp (Jeff Sneider)


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