In the original King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962), there were rumors that in the Japanese version, Godzilla won the fight and in the American version, King Kong won. The rumors turned out to be false and King Kong won in every version.
Toho Company Ltd., the Japanese company that owns Godzilla and produced the original King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962), intended to produce a remake of the film in the early 1990's under the title Godzilla vs. King Kong. However, they were prevented from making the film due to legal issues, as Turner Entertainment, the copyright owners of King Kong (1933), threatened to sue Toho for using Kong's likeness.
When asked about the apparent height difference between Godzilla and Kong in 2018, director Adam Wingard said "They gave us a good out in Kong: Skull Island when they mentioned that Kong is still growing, but that'll be a challenge we have to deal with, and we're very aware of that issue."
In a interview with License Global, Executive Vice President Brand Development of Legendary Entertainment, Elie Dekel, talked up Legendary's excitement for their 2020 film slate and still has Godzilla vs. Kong marked for a Spring 2020 release as currently scheduled. So there doesn't seem to be a delay set in stone quite yet. Noting that, "Beyond the films themselves, the MonsterVerse was mentioned to be bolstered not only be its line of comics/graphic novels(And collector's merch), but will also be bolstered by a in-the-works future release MonsterVerse mobile-game." This is in line with previous statements from Warner Bros. Studio bosses Toby Emmerich and Peter Roth, in which they were confident of Godzilla vs. Kong and still aimed for this window but were worried about fan response.
This is Terry Rossio's first Godzilla movie after his unfilmed screenplay nicknamed Godzilla Vs The Gryphon.
The movies title is a reversal of the names from the original with King Kong first and Godzilla second, in this it's Godzilla first and Kong second.
This will be the first film in 58 years to feature both King Kong and Godzilla.
Damián Birchir is the second Conjuring actor to star in a Monsterverse film after Vera Farmiga was in Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019).
This will be the second film featuring King Kong to star Kyle Chandler. Chandler previously appeared in the 2005 film King Kong, although that film is not connected to this one.
This film will be released 58 years after the original "King Kong Vs. Godzilla" (1962), 66 years after the original "Godzilla" (1954), and 87 years after the original "King Kong" (1933)
In June 2019, Warner Bros. Studios Chairman Toby Emmerich sat down with media site Deadline for a chat about running the movie division in light of Kevin Tsujihara's dismissal. Among the many things that he talked about was Godzilla Vs Kong, which came up briefly in discussing the disappointing box-office performance and tepid critical reception of Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The CEO candidly admitted that their aim is to deliver the best possible experience for the fans with Godzilla Vs Kong, which could result in the movie being delayed to later that year. Deadline stated the delay may mean the studio orders reshoots, even though director Adam Wingard alreaady announced a wrap on principal photography. Moving the movie from March 2020 to the summer or holiday seasons may also be a mistake because it will put the film in the middle of weekends packed with other blockbusters which is one reason why Godzilla, King of the Monsters didn't do as well as expected.
The fourth installment of the MonsterVerse.
Warner Bros. Studio chairman Toby Emmerich announced in June 2019 that the GODZILLA vs, KONG release date may be pushed back. "Summer 2019 has proved less lucrative for the studio with the recent lackluster box office of Warners and Legendary tentpole Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which bowed to $49 million in its debut at the North American box office," he said. Emmerich said it might come out later in the year, so they can deliver "an A+ movie."
When Alexander Skarsgard, who plays a geologist, was asked why he decided to appear in this film, he said he initially considered it because he "had done a row of quite dark and intense characters" and wanted to try something different. Ultimately, though, it was the opportunity to work with director Adam Wingard, who he describes as smart, lovely and incredible with actors, that actually made him sign up. "When he reached out, the tone of the genre and the movie is much different to the smaller, darker movies I have done. It was a character I was really ready to play. It is a character that is very likeable."
This will be the second film featuring Godzilla to star Lance Reddick. Reddick previously appeared in the 1998 film Godzilla, although that film is not connected to this one.
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