Legendary's decision to switch the upcoming 2017 epic Kong: Skull Island from Universal to Warner Brothers began a series of events that many believed was intended to create a crossover for the giant gorilla and a certain Godzilla character. Now Collider reports that those plans are all but confirmed with the release of a poster to help promote the new Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson picture.
Joined with the tagline “Bring the Truth to Light,” that is as much a message for those trying to decode the intrinsic meaning than anything else. When the regular poster is given the dark light treatment, it seems to reveal a skeletal design of a creature towards the bottom with some scribbled writing.
While it is difficult to make out the marking at the bottom of the image, the good folks at Collider have done the hard work for us.
Godzilla On The Move To Skull Island
It reads: "His mouth is fire; his roar the floodwater; his breath is death. Enlil made him guardian of the Cedar Forest, To frighten off the mortal who would venture there. BUT WHO WOULD VENTURE THERE?"
To drive the message home even further that the pieces are in place for a 2020 showdown. The poster is covered with notations from the organization MONARCH. The very same organization that featured in 2014's Godzilla. Coincidence? Not in Hollywood.
Crossover/Sequel Could Breathe Life Into New Franchise
When Godzilla came out 2 years ago it always appeared that any franchise would be a stand alone feature that enveloped into sequels of their own volition. Now with it incorporating King Kong, a character that made the briefest of comebacks in 2005, fans would be right to get excited about what can follow. Just as long as Skull Island avoids being a flop.
Next year's installment is purely a reboot, setting aside what happened 12 years previous to tell his origin story. With a strong supporting cast of Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly, the story will go back to the 1970s. Where audiences follow a team of explorers who venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific.
And as we know, it worked out perfectly and everyone lived happily ever after. Right?