‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Finds ‘You’re Next’ Director Adam Wingard to Helm the Next Chapter in the MonsterVerse

Director Adam Wingard has been tapped by Legendary Pictures to be at the forefront of the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice-esque film that will pit the monster of 2014’s Gareth Edwards directed Godzilla against the star of the 2017 hit Kong: Skull Island. Godzilla vs. Kong will be the fourth film in the aptly named “MonsterVerse” (not to be confused with The Mummy‘s new “Universal Monster Universe”).

Before Wingard gets to show his vision, a Godzilla sequel will get audiences caught up; Godzilla: King of Monsters, the third film in the franchise, will star Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street), and Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air). The film also will have director Michael Dougherty take a crack at having a feature not be a horror based around a holiday after the critical success of both 2007’s Trick r’ Treat and 2015’s Krampus.

Adam Wingard came onto the scene with the critically revered “mumble-gore” entry You’re Next. The Dysfunctional-family horror-comedy allowed the director the ability to prove his worth with a developed feature before moving on to make stylized shorts in V/H/S, The ABC’s of Death, and V/H/S 2. His last completed film, The Guest, was a box office bomb though a critical darling earning a 90% on rotten tomatoes. The filmmakers next project is the Netflix produced and streamed remake of the anime phenomenon Death Note starring Nat Wolf, Willem Dafoe, and Lakeith Stanfield. If the subject matter alone, the ‘R’ rating, and the cast doesn’t excite you on their own, the trailer absolutely will.

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ is slated for a May 22, 2020 release and hopes to follow suit financially of its predecessors.

Source: Variety – http://variety.com/2017/film/news/adam-wingard-godzilla-vs-kong-for-legendary-1202448367/

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Mark A. Silba

Mark is the founder and editor-in-chief at Cinema 35. He currently has his BA in Film and Media studies from Arizona State University. He currently lives in Gilbert, AZ where he spends most of his time seeing the latest theatrical releases.

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