Japanese production/distribution company Toho, the original home of Godzilla, is planning its own cinematic universe. The House of Godzilla struck a deal with Warner Bros. and Legendary that stunted them from making Godzilla films until 2021.
That’s right, the two behemoths are set to duke it out once again! In a joint statement, Legendary and Warner Bros. announced on Wednesday that they are creating a new unified cinematic universe that will feature Godzilla, King Kong and other iconic monsters. This comes on the relative success they had with Godzilla last year.
Hammer Horror Films were atmospheric, moody, bloody, and filled with overt sexual voraciousness. The talk of Warner Bros’ reboot of Godzilla getting a sequel, and maybe crossing over with King Kong has sparked our memory to an online video of what Hammer’s version of Gojira might have looked like. We thought this might be a good time to look back at it, and some of our favorite moments from Hammer themselves.
Godzilla versus King Kong versus the Pacific Rim Jaegers. Talk about a fanboy (and fangirl, let’s not be sexist here)’s wet dream! And such a big screen brawl would be theoretically possible with the big ape moving from Universal Studios to Warner, which owns rights to both Godzilla and Pacific Rim via Legendary Pictures.