Warner Bros. Delays Godzilla Sequel & Six Billion Dollar Man

Warner Bros. Delays Godzilla Sequel & Six Billion Dollar Man

Warner Bros. has announced some major shifts to their upcoming release schedule as they’ve delayed the adaptation of The Six Billion Dollar Man by a full year, pushed Godzilla: King of Monsters back two months to replace Billion‘s slot, moved up the release of Crazy Rich Asians and officially announced the release of their adaptation of The Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep.

The Six Billion Dollar Man has been in the works for over 20 years now, but now has Mark Wahlberg (Patriots Day) attached to star in the lead role. It’s been a tough few weeks for the adaptation of the hit 70’s sci-fi series, first losing its director at the beginning of the month and now the film has been pushed back a year from May 31, 2019 to June 5, 2020.

Because its release date is considered prime real estate, Warner Bros. has chosen to move its long-awaited sequel to the 2014 adaptation of Godzilla to the empty slot. The next entry in the Monster-verse will now debut May 31, 2019 instead of March 22. Michael Dougherty of Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus directs the film which brings together even more Kaiju from Toho to battle the King of the Monsters.

Toho is Planning a GODZILLA Cinematic Universe and SHIN GODZILLA Won’t Be a Part of It

Toho has seen a lot of success from the Godzilla franchise recently with the anime film series and their last live-action film Shin: Godzilla, which was so freakin’ good!

Well, Toho is now looking at building a Godzilla Cinematic Universe, much in the same way that Marvel built out their universe. Unfortunately, their plans don’t include a sequel to Shin Godzilla, which in my opinion, is one of the best Godzilla movies ever.

While talking to the Japanese outlet Nikkei Style, Keiji Ota, the “Chief Godzilla Officer” at Toho talked about the future of the franchise saying:

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LEGENDARY & WARNER BROS. ANNOUNCE FRANCHISE UNITING GODZILLA, KING KONG & OTHER ICONIC MONSTERS

LEGENDARY AND WARNER BROS. PICTURES ANNOUNCE CINEMATIC FRANCHISE UNITING GODZILLA, KING KONG AND OTHER ICONIC GIANT MONSTERSFollowing Legendary’s and Warner Bros. Pictures’ 2014 success with the global reinvention of the Godzilla franchise, the companies have come together to create an epic, new shared cinematic franchise. All-powerful monsters become towering heroes for a new generation, revealing a mythology that brings together Godzilla and Legendary’s King Kong in an ecosystem of other giant super-species, both classic and new. Monarch, the human organization that uncovered Godzilla in the 2014 film, will expand their mission across multiple releases. Continue reading

?? Kong: Skull Island Script Contains References to 2014’s Godzilla

Kong: Skull Island Script Contains Reference to 2014's Godzilla

Last week, it was revealed that Legendary’s upcoming reboot of King Kong, titled Kong: Skull Island, had moved hands from Universal Studios to Warner Bros. Pictures and with it would set up a confrontation between the great ape and the king of the monsters, Godzilla.

In a new report on the transition, The Hollywood Reporter revealed an interesting nugget about the Kong: Skull Island script. The outlet reports that the script makes reference to the monster-hunting organization Monarch from 2014’s Godzilla, for which Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins were employees, already planting the seeds for the big-screen fight that likely won’t debut until 2019 at the earliest.

Ever since the reveal that another King Kong vs. Godzilla was in the cards, the idea has drawn criticism because of the colossal size of Godzilla compared to what will clearly be a dwarfed King Kong. An insider tells THR that: “Legendary is confident it can come up with a rationale to explain how Kong and Godzilla can do battle — and possibly become allies.”

Kong: Skull Island, which is being directed by The Kings of Summer‘s Jordan Vogt-Roberts from a script by John Gatins and Max Borenstein, aims to fully immerse audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island. Legendary’s story honors the foundations of existing King Kong lore, but places it in an entirely new, distinct timeline. Set for release March 10, 2017, the film will star Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Toby Kebbell, Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, John C. Reilly, Samuel L. Jackson, and Tom Wilkinson.

Before Kong and Godzilla come to blows, a Godzilla sequel will be released, featuring a script by Max Borenstein and the return of Gareth Edwards as director. It has been hinted that we will see some other famous Kaiju, such as Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah, although none have been fully confirmed at this time. It’s set for release on June 8, 2018.

King Kong and Godzilla to Throw Down for Legendary and Warner Bros.

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This is some “holy shit” news. Legendary Pictures is making a major move that foretells a massive monster showdown. Deadline reports that the studio is moving its in-development King Kong picture, Kong: Skull Island, from Universal to Warner Bros. — the studio that is home to the new Godzilla franchise — in order to get all their monstrous ducks in a row for a shared monster universe leading to a new King Kong vs Godzilla battle movie.

Legendary and Warner Bros. parted ways last year, when Legendary partnered up with Universal. Legendary developed the King Kong prequel picture Kong: Skull Island was over at Universal, but is teaming up with their former co-production studio with an eye toward getting all their mega monster players under one roof. The report states that Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla 2 will be followed by an epic show down picture between the giant ape and the radioactive lizard.

godzilla-imageKong: Skull Island is currently still casting. Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and Corey Hawkins are set to star, and last we heard Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Wilkinson and John C. Reilly were all in talks to fill major roles. Little is known about Godzilla 2 a this time, but the film is set for a June 8, 2018 release date. It’s also worth noting that Legendary and Warner Bros. are the studios that brought us Pacific Rim, and while Legendary frontman Thomas Tull has gone on record saying the Godzilla would never wander into the PacRim universe (and honestly doesn’t belong there given the drastically different tones), it’s fun to speculate now that they’re moving into realm of epic monster battles.


Godzilla 2 will supposedly feature some monster battles of its own, introducing Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah, but Kong and ‘Zilla are the kings of monster cinema, so you just can’t match the excitement of seeing those two go head-to-head. This also raises the interesting question of how King Kong will be depicted in the new films. If he’s going to square off against the Godzilla introduced in Gareth Edwards‘ 2014 movie, he’s going to have to be significantly sized up from previous incarnations, and he’ll need some serious strength too. The new Godzilla is an absolutely giant, nuclear-powered, fire-breathing fuckton of fury, and traditionally Kong is just a really big ape. Regardless of semantics, I’m genuinely excited by this prospect. While there are plenty of shared universes floating around in todays cinematic landscape, there’s a huge (and delightful) precedent for monster throw down movies, and it’s thrilling to think what a Kong vs Godzilla fight will look like with today’s technology.

What say you? Excited by the prospect of an shared monster universe? Ready to see these two battle it out? Curious how the hell Kong would stand a chance? Sound off in the comments below.

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Godzilla Statue by Sideshow Collectibles

godzilla-statue-sideshow-200365-10Following in the footsteps of our enormous 24″ Godzilla Maquette, Sideshow is proud to unveil the 14″ Godzilla Statue. Featuring an original sculpt, designed and developed referencing digital assets from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ groundbreaking film, Sideshow’s artists have captured the atomic King of the Monsters in all of his glory. Striking a fearsome pose over a movie logo themed base, the Godzilla Statue will make an incredible addition to any kaiju or monster film collection. Continue reading

Top 10 Ficitional Dinosaurs

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Dinosaurs aren’t only found in dried-up riverbeds and ancient quarries–their fictional counterparts can also be seen in TV shows, movies, kids’ books, comic strips and video games. Here’s a selection of pop culture’s most notable dinosaurs, most of which would stand a fighting chance against their paleontologically correct forebears. We can see from todays movies, tv shows and video games that  dinosaurs are still very much alive! This is why we present to you our very own top 10 fictional dinosaur list! Continue reading

Godzilla Vs. The Kraken

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Next up in our “Versus” round up, we have two bad-ass monsters destroying anything in their path! In one side of the city, we have the King of the Monsters, Godzilla!  And across from him, coming in from the ocean, we have the mighty Kraken!  Who would be the true king of the monsters here? Would it be Godzilla, or the Kraken?  We will let you decide!  Here is a little bit about each monster. Continue reading