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Details Emerge About Godzilla vs. Kong As Filming Gets Underway

What will happen when two exceedingly destructive creatures collide? We are getting closer to finding out as Godzilla vs. Kong entered production. The ultimate showdown will come after Godzilla: King of Monsters is unleashed next year.

Both titans of the silver screen have had storied histories as villains and victors. They have incredible potential for devastation, but they have also been cast in a more redemptive light in this recent series. In Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, the oversized lizard saved the world from the radioactive MUTO’s that threatened humanity. The world’s largest ape also gave some visitors a scare, but ultimately kept the Skullcrawler’s at bay in Kong: Skull Island. Godzilla will go claw to claw with iconic enemies Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah in Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

That will be a long history of the two giants saving us from something worse. We will actually owe them a lot by the time they meet up, so it will be tough to take sides. How can you pick one savior over another? Here is the actual synopsis for the film that makes it sound like humankind may need saving from itself this time:

In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into uncharted terrain and unearths clues to the Titans’ origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.

Reaching this pinnacle will truly be a team effort. Skull Island was directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) and Michael Dougherty (Krampus) is helming King of the Monsters. Horror director Adam Wingard (VHS) is taking up the mantle for Godzilla vs. Kong. Filming returns to Hawaii and will also jump over to Australia. A fresh cast will also rotate in including Alexander Skarsgard, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza Gonzalez, Jessica Henwick, Julian Dennison, and Demian Bichir.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters will stomp into theaters May 31 followed by Godzilla vs. Kong May 2020.

Featured Image: Caption: Godzilla rises from the depths and unleashes his atomic breath to claim his crown as King of the Monsters in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

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