It’s all very well bringing a swathe of movie monsters together in one place for an almighty dust up, but has Legendary Pictures ignored one rather huge problem?
The production giant has just announced its plans to follow up ‘Godzilla 2’ in 2018, with 'Godzilla Vs. Kong’ in 2020.
The new, rebooted incarnation of the sizeable ape will be first introduced in 'Kong: Skull Island’, due for 2017.
And then Legendary will bring the whole lot together – but seemingly ignoring the fact that traditionally King Kong is barely bigger than a T-Rex at about 20 feet tall.
As this infographic helpfully shows, even ‘Ghostbusters’ Mr Stay Puft is bigger than Kong, who might be big for an ape, but in movie monster terms is something of a tiddler.
Meanwhile, Godzilla is around the 160 feet mark - doesn’t sound like a fair fight to us.
Of course, there’s a way around it, involving making Kong far bigger than he’s ever been in the past, which will perhaps be set up on the mysterious Skull Island.
On announcing the new projects, Thomas Tull of Legendary Pictures said: “Audiences really responded to Godzilla.
“Today, I’m excited to reveal that film was only the beginning of an epic new entertainment universe. As a lifelong fan of these characters, I’ve always wanted to see the ultimate showdown, and today we’re pleased to be announcing that and more.”
One part of the wording of the announcement, however, will likely get fans talking.
“All-powerful monsters become towering heroes for a new generation, revealing a mythology that brings together Godzilla and Legendary’s King Kong in an ecosystem of other giant super-species, both classic and new,” it reads.
Giant super-species? We’re reckoning a massive octopus at the very least could be in the mix.
Production begins on Skull Island is set to being on October 19.
It stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly and Toby Kebbell, with 'Kings of Summer’ helmsman Jordan Vogt-Roberts behind the camera, filming on location in Hawaii, Iceland and Vietnam.
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