One of the horror genre’s most promising talents, Adam Wingard, has been chosen to direct Godzilla vs. Kong, which Warner Bros. and Legendary are currently prepping ahead of its 2020 release. As you no doubt know, the film will be part of the studios’ new cinematic universe, one that began in 2014 with Godzilla and continued earlier this year with Kong: Skull Island.
We don’t have too many details on how the titular characters will cross paths just yet, and with Godzilla: King of Monsters (the next chapter in this franchise) not looking to stomp into theatres until March 22nd, 2019, it may be a while before we learn more. What we can tell you, though, is that Legendary and WB have put together a writers room for Godzilla vs. Kong, which is being headed up by Terry Rossio, who’ll work alongside scribes such as Cat Vasko, Jack Paglen, Lindsey Beer and more.
As for Wingard, he’s another inspired choice in what’s turning into a strong line-up of directors for this MonsterVerse, which also includes films from Gareth Edwards, Jordan Vogt-Roberts and soon, Michael Dougherty. Like those individuals, Wingard has cut his teeth on mostly low budget and indie features to date, and almost primarily in the horror genre. Still, he’s done some absolutely terrific work with stuff like The Guest and You’re Next and it’s exciting to see him hop on board a big blockbuster like this.
Godzilla vs. Kong will roar into theatres on May 22, 2020. We don’t expect to hear anything in terms of casting or plot details for quite some time, but Wingard is definitely a step in the right direction for the project and we’ll be keeping a close eye on it as it continues to develop.