Skull Island Director Says King Kong’s In Good Hands With Adam Wingard

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Legendary Entertainment’s MonsterVerse is set to deliver one helluva of a sockdolager next year when Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters crashes into your local multiplex. But while we’re busy prepping our doomsday bunkers for the impending showdown between Gojira, Ghidorah, Mothra and Rodan, WB and Legendary are gearing up for the title fight of unimaginable magnitude when the notorious kaiju goes toe-to-toe with the Giant Gorilla in Godzilla Vs. Kong.

Scheduled for a Memorial Day weekend release in 2020, principal photography on Godzilla Vs. Kong is expected to get underway on October 1st later this year, but before Gojira and the Gorilla head in front of the camera, Kong: Skull Island director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, has some words of encouragement for those of you apprehensive about the Eighth Wonder of the World’s handoff to Adam Wingard.

Earlier this week, Vogt-Roberts took to Instagram and gave his successor, Wingard, a bit of a pep talk. Accompanying a photo of himself, Wingard and concept artist Jakub Rozalski, the Skull Island director had this to say: “Kong is in great hands. Get Excited.”

Back in 2014, following the release of cult classics, You’re Next and The Guest, there was no reason to be wary of Adam Wingard. Although, after Blair Witch and Death Note, his stock has undeniably plummeted a bit.

That said, WB and Legendary still appointed him helmsman of Godzilla Vs. Kong, which would be a daunting task for any filmmaker, let alone someone who’s never managed a budget above $50 million, but such is the lay of the land these days. As for whether or not he can recapture his adroitness, well, that does remain to be seen, but we’re certainly hopeful.

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