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Legendary form writers room for Godzilla V King Kong and what does Skull Island’s post credit scene tell us?

March 11th, 2017 by Marc Comments

So now that we have Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island, we’re all getting ready for them to meet in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, directed by Krampus and Trick ‘r Treat’s Michael Dougherty and starring Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown which will be released in theaters on March 22, 2019.

And Legendary have put together a team of writers to make it happen and, while it was fun, after Kong: Skull Island, they could certainly do with a new writing team (read our review here).

The team will all thrash out ideas for a story where the two monsters will meet and fight? Ally themselves? Play tiddly-winks? Wo knows…  and after hey get the right idea, then they’ll choose a writer to pull it into a coherent script.

The team is:

Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne, who wrote the initial Star Trek Beyond screenplay and are currently scripting Star Trek 4.

Lindsey Beer, who’s writing Lionsgate’s The Kingkiller Chronicles.

Cat Vasko, who’s working on Warner Bros.’Queen of the Air

S. Nowlin, the scribe behind the Maze Runner movies and the upcoming Pacific Rim: Uprising.

J. Michael Straczynski, co-creator of Sense8 and co-writer of World War Z

So there you have it… much like Ghost Corp (the Ghostbusters think tank – that worked out well) and the Transformers writers room, the thinking is that too create a massive universe, many heads are best. And it’s hard to argue.


As for what the story might be, well the post credits scene of Skull Island has given us an idea of what we might see.

Remember in Godzilla, which is set in 2014, it is established that massive monsters lie dormant in the earth? Well, Skull Island, which takes place in 1973, builds on that.

In the movie it is established that earth is hollow and Kong and the creatures on the island are from the inside and the island itself is one of several gateways to the inner earth.

In the post credits scene we see Tom Hiddleston’s James Conrad and war photographer Mason Weaver (Brie Larson) in the Monarch HQ – Monarch is an agency that monitors and fights monsters (it is set up in Skull Island and is flu established in Godzilla) – and they are shown cave paintings which seem to depict Monster Island (Godzilla fans will know this is an island where many of Godzilla’s enemy monsters live) and they’re then shown more paintings of Toho monsters including Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra and we also see Godzilla fighting King Ghidorah in one painting.

So it looks like, as many hoped after Godzilla, all the big monsters exist in the Legendary monster universe… and we’re guessing we could see a scenario where several of them are unleashed and Kong and Godzilla will have to unite to fight them.

What do you all reckon? Are you in? Let us know…

Source: Coming Soon

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….