Warner Bros. and Legendary’s so-called MonsterVerse hasn’t hit the dizzying box office heights of, say, the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But we’ll be damned if it doesn’t deliver some jaw-dropping spectacle of age-old titans beating seven bells out of each other.
The problem, really, lies in the human element of Godzilla and its underperforming sequel, King of the Monsters. Even Kong: Skull Island had its fair share of clumsy writing, so it should come as no surprise that the MonsterVerse franchise is beginning to see diminishing returns at the global box office – so much so, in fact, that Warner Bros. may well postpone Godzilla Vs. Kong to “deliver an A+ movie.” Translation: this is a movie universe in need of a cooling-off period.
Be that as it may, Warner Bros. Studio chairman Toby Emmerich is confident that Godzilla Vs. Kong, the crossover to end all crossovers, will “deliver for fans” when it eventually lights up theaters.
As far as franchise fatigue with Legendary’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters tanking, Emmerich said that next year’s monster movie Godzilla vs. Kong “will deliver for fans in the way they were looking for” in the latest Godzilla. “It might come out later in the year, so we can deliver an A+ movie,” said Emmerich.
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King of the Monsters really belonged to Gojira and his quest for dominance, but it’s no secret that Warner Bros. has been working towards this 2020 showdown for quite some time. And it certainly seems as though the studio is cooking up something special. Of course, it’s important to note that Emmerich is inherently biased when it comes to teasing his own slate of movies, so his comments about Godzilla Vs. Kong really ought to be taken with a pinch of salt.
Godzilla Vs. Kong is currently penciled in for March 2020, but don’t be too surprised if (when?) that launch date is pushed further into next year.