Godzilla 2 hires writers Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields

The Kaiju arrives in San Francisco in Gareth Edwards' Godzilla

by James White |
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Looking to up its shared cinematic universe quotient beyond the DC movies, Warner Bros. has been putting the gears in motion for a Legendary-produced set of films to unite Godzilla and King Kong. The 'Zilla sequel was announced back in 2014 and now, according to Variety, Krampus writer/director Michael Dougherty and co-writer Zach Shields have been brought on to script it.

It's perhaps not that surprising – Krampus was a Legendary movie and the Christmas horror's producer Alex Garcia is aboard the new Godzilla team. The aim is for this sequel to arrive on 22 March, 2019 before Godzilla Vs. Kong sees the giant reptilian facing off against the upgraded King Kong from Kong: Skull Island in May 2020.

And this might just be the start of a writer's room-style arrangement designed to crank out various monster movies as part of this deal between the two companies. There's no confirmation on that front yet, but given that the likes of Paramount and Universal have tried it on their own expanding cinematic universes, it would surprise exactly nobody.

As for Kong: Skull Island, which Jordan Vogt-Roberts is busy finishing, that'll emerge on 10 March next year.

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