MonsterVerse

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The MonsterVerse (モンスターバースシリーズ,   Monsutābāsu Shirīzu, lit. MonsterVerse Series) is a series of giant monster films featuring Godzilla and King Kong produced by Legendary Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros. The MonsterVerse began in 2014 with Godzilla, and was followed by Kong: Skull Island in 2017 and Godzilla: King of the Monsters in 2019. Godzilla vs. Kong is slated for a 2020 release.

Films

Godzilla Series

Legendary Pictures acquired the rights to produce an American Godzilla film after being approached by producer Brian Rogers, who was attempting to secure funding for Yoshimitsu Banno's new Godzilla project Godzilla 3-D during the current hiatus in Toho's Godzilla series. Legendary opted to produce its own feature-length American Godzilla film rather than Banno's short IMAX film, and negotiated with Toho to acquire the rights. Legendary released Godzilla in 2014, and the film's success led to the greenlighting of a sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, with a targeted 2019 release date, as well as a crossover film with King Kong in 2020.

King Kong Series

After ending its partnership with Warner Bros., Legendary entered a distribution deal with Universal Pictures and began production of a new King Kong film titled Kong: Skull Island. However, Legendary was interested in the possibility of a remake of King Kong vs. Godzilla pitting their version of Godzilla against Kong. Legendary moved the project away from Universal and back to Warner Bros., who would continue to collaborate with them on the Godzilla series, and set it in the same universe as 2014's Godzilla to enable the crossover film Godzilla vs. Kong for 2020.

Potential Future

On March 25, 2019, Alex Garcia and Zach Shields discussed the potential plans for the MonsterVerse beyond 2020, and suggested the possibility that Legendary could continue the series beyond 2020 if Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Godzilla vs. Kong performed well.[1] On May 7, Michael Dougherty expressed interest in directing a prequel set in prehistoric times exploring how primitive humans survived against the Titans, humanity's first encounter with Godzilla, and how its relationship with Godzilla was christened.[2]

Other Media

In addition to the films, Legendary and Warner Bros. have licensed additional MonsterVerse-related media, including books and video games.

Books

Video Games

Monsters Introduced

Images

See Also

Trivia

  • All of the films in Legendary's MonsterVerse are set to be distributed by Warner Bros. (except in Japan, where Toho will distribute the Godzilla films), despite Legendary's current distribution partner being Universal Pictures. This is because Toho's deal with Legendary to grant them the Godzilla license was made exclusively with it and Warner Bros.
  • The MonsterVerse is the first series in which Godzilla does not deliberately cause destruction in the first film. While Godzilla was portrayed as the more heroic monster in the first film of the Millennium series, Godzilla 2000: Millennium, he still caused destruction and attacked humans, while the Godzilla in Legendary Pictures' Godzilla never intentionally causes destruction or threatens human characters, and all death and destruction he produces is simply a byproduct of his size.
  • The MonsterVerse will feature the first meeting between Godzilla and King Kong since the Showa series.
  • Nine actors in the principal casts of the MonsterVerse films have appeared in films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Corey Hawkins, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, Rebecca Hall and Danai Gurira. Jessica Henwick also has appeared in the MCU television shows Iron Fist and The Defenders, while Bradley Whitford appeared in the short film Agent Carter. Some motion capture actors such as TJ Storm and Terry Notary have also appeared in films from both franchises.
  • Although Pacific Rim and Pacific Rim Uprising are also kaiju films produced by Legendary Pictures, they are not part of the MonsterVerse, as they do not share continuity with any of its films, while Uprising was theatrically distributed by Universal rather than Warner Bros.
  • So far, each film in the MonsterVerse has or will have a different director.
  • According to Toho, the MonsterVerse along with Godzilla (1998 film), are part of the Hollywood Era.

External Links

References

This is a list of references for MonsterVerse. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Nick Valdez (25 March 2019). 'Godzilla's MonsterVerse Could Continue Beyond 2020. comicbook.
  2. Josh Weiss (7 May 2019). Michael Dougherty wants to roll back the rock with Godzilla. syfy.

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KING GHIDORAH 1954

28 days ago
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Eribah, manda, giant condoer, kamacuris, KUMUNGA, titanosaurus, and zilla would all fit well in the monsterverse
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Lamango

one month ago
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But it's literally called the Hollywood Era...
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Lamango

one month ago
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Like it's right there in the image. https://wiki...oho_SDCC.jpg
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Les

one month ago
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It is not "literally" called that. The wall places the four American films under "HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTIONS." It would be very stupid to list two completely disconnected continuities, made by different companies more than 15 years apart from each other, as one 'era.'

https://pbs....1PL.jpg:orig
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Lamango

one month ago
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So like, Kong being in Godzilla.
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Astounding Beyond Belief

one month ago
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Having trouble parsing this... are you saying we shouldn't be listing Kong: Skull Island on the MonsterVerse page?
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Godzillafan999

one month ago
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I personally like the doctor Serwzawa in the original gojira over the one the monsterverse all though I like both serzawas tell me if I spelled his name wrong
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ItsDestoroyah

6 days ago
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It's Serizawa.
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Godzillafan999

one month ago
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I’m tired of the monsterverse claiming it’s realistic that’s like spreading miss information there is no possible way for a creature to be the size of a building and go on land if Godzilla went on land he would collapse because of his weight also spoilers ahead in the scene were they nuke Godzilla to give him his energy back he would die from the nuke not get supercharged radiation doesn’t supercharge creatures it kills them it’s also impossible for a creature to live on radiation it’s impossible for a creature to live on something other then physical food meaning Godzilla would probably just eat other titans and yes radiation does create monsters and mutations scientists for years have been finding stuff 2 headed sharks in places full of radiation but radiation also kills the monsters so is it possible for radiation to create the titans Kinda nothing that big could ever exist on land but radiation could also kill the titans so if the monsterverse was realistic to kill Godzilla and all the titans you just need to nuke them
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Astounding Beyond Belief

one month ago
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the MonsterVerse has never claimed this, kaiju fans are just obsessed with the idea that Mainstream Audiences will reject kaiju that aren't as realistic as possible
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Godzillafan999

one month ago
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Oh well then it made think that legendary themselves said it in fact i don’t think mainstream would care if the movies are realistic or not I mean I don’t care if there realistic or not and I’ve never seen anybody get mad at a kaiju not being realistic
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Godzillafan999

one month ago
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I feel like fans thinking mainstream audiences want things to be realistic is kind of dumb I study prehistoric

Life and it’s dumb because if they wanted things to be realistic they would complain about jurassic Park is inaccuracies So yay just stop claiming it’s realistic modern audiences Don’t care if it’s realistic or not they just want a good movie and the monsterverse makes a lot of good movies so yeah
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

one month ago
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You do realise that it's a science fiction universe right, and in that universe creatures of that size can exist by eating radiation and walk on land? Right?
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Godzillafan999

one month ago
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I do realise it’s Science fiction But I’ve seen many godzilla fans say the monsterverse is realistic so I got confused and thought legendary themselves said the monsterverse is realistic so I got mad but turns out fans just say the monsterverse is realistic so it bring in modern audiences so I think it’s dumb that fans are calling the monsterverse realistic
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Conder99

29 days ago
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Like seriously, as if they'd care about what appears in a Sci-fi series, a genre thats anything but realistic, throw in any Toho monster and they'll not give a damn, if anything they might like em if done properly
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

28 days ago
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It is realistic, legendary themselves confirmed that, but it doesn't have to be real life realistic ok?
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SkullIslandExplorer

27 days ago
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I think you’re referring to scientific accuracy. The MonsterVerse is as realistic as it gets without that whole “OH, GODZILLA NEEDS MILLIONS OF CALORIES EVERYDAY, AND HIS BONES WOULD BE CRUSHED UNDER HIS OWN WEIGHT” bulls**t. Honestly, scientific accuracy is irrelevant, and has no place in fiction (unless said fiction has scientific accuracy added in by the author/creator).


P.S. Sorry for the caps lock Admins, just throwing in my two cents. ✌️
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SkullIslandExplorer

27 days ago
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Addendum: Yet for some reason (and I’m not b**ching, just hear me out), Marvel and DC don’t have people complaining about scientific accuracy. Yet, series like Godzilla and Jurassic Park are fair game.🤔
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Battra Jirax

one month ago
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They need to add a really obscure thing. How bout daimajin
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Conder99

2 months ago
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Don’t think that’s the case with GVK, since it’s a vs film of two of the most popular Kaiju in fiction, you bet your arse they’d destroy the box office within a day or two
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SkullIslandExplorer

3 months ago
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MonsterVerse: The First 5 Years.
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G&G-Fan

3 months ago
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How is this a cinematic universe? It's a Godzilla trilogy with one Kong spin-off.
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The King of the Monsters

3 months ago
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That is the term Legendary uses for it. All it really requires to be a cinematic universe is separate establishing films for characters followed by an eventual crossover, which is what this franchise has. It's not to the scale of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it consists of solo films for two different characters who eventually meet. That makes it a cinematic universe.
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SkullIslandExplorer

27 days ago
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@G&G-Fan: More like a Godzilla Trilogy, and a King Kong Duology. (And yes, it IS a shared cinematic universe, it’s just not as expansive as the MCU or DCEU)
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SkullIslandExplorer

3 months ago
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“The MonsterVerse will feature the first meeting between Godzilla and King Kong since the Showa series.” Wow, that’s a long gap!
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VaderRaptor

3 months ago
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58 years to be precise.
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SkullIslandExplorer

3 months ago
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Yep. (Question: in YOUR opinion, should the MonsterVerse continue after Godzilla vs. Kong?)
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VaderRaptor

3 months ago
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Depends if GvK gives a conclusion to the series or not.
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

3 months ago
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58 years is a long wait for fans, yet Wonder Woman 1980 gets more hype than Godzilla vs. King Kong for 2020, why? Because superhero movies always get the number one on the spotlight, and box office as shown in Endgame too.
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

3 months ago
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I have never seen any kaiju movies on top 1 spot since the 1960 kaiju boom ended. Sure, movies still get made, but they are now overshadowed by other more popular genres like superheros or fantasy.
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Astounding Beyond Belief

3 months ago
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Yes, this is about the fiftieth time you've mentioned that superhero films are more popular than kaiju films right now. What does that have to do with the discussion?
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SkullIslandExplorer

3 months ago
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@VaderRaptor: Well if you were to ask me, I think it’s unnecessary for the MonsterVerse to continue after GvK (because of the cost of character rights, and the fact that Toho plans on making an MCU-inspired Godzilla series after 2020). And even though it sounds silly and nonsensical, I would love to see the MonsterVerse interact with the DCEU (since WarnerMedia has the rights to both).
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VaderRaptor

3 months ago
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Godzilla vs. Justice League

Now that’s a billion dollar idea.
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G&G-Fan

3 months ago
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Endgame totally deserves it tho
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VaderRaptor

27 days ago
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The MonsterVerse will certainly continue and they have access to anything now!
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SkullIslandExplorer

27 days ago
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@VaderRaptor: I said it once, and I’ll say it again: I would LOVE to see a MonsterVerse/RWBY crossover.
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Shinomura

4 months ago
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The list of kaiju is missing the

1. Giant Shrimp-Looking Thing (Godzilla: Awakening)

2. Monarch Museum Specimens (Godzilla: Awakening)

3. Giant Snake (Kong: Skull Island - The Official Movie Novelization)

4. Vinestranglers (https://stat...er_1.png.png)

5. Giant carnivorous plants (Kong: Skull Island - The Official Movie Novelization)
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SkullIslandExplorer

7 months ago
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It's time for us to come together It's the only way that things will get better It's time for us to take a stand

So come on and lend a helping hand
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Megazilla

12 months ago
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i wonder if jet jaguar or mechagodzilla might appear in godzilla king of the monster
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Superfreddydylan

19 months ago
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i can't wait for the godzilla american sequal and the shin godzilla 2 and godzilla vs king kong
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Petexera

18 months ago
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There's no confirmation for anything related to a sequel of Shin Godzilla, and there probably won't be one.
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GODZILLA 1993 14

13 months ago
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No, they can't make one intel Godzilla vs. Kong.

They have to wait for their turn
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The King of the Monsters

12 months ago
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Toho isn't making a Shin Godzilla sequel. Once they get the rights back, they'll basically be rebooting the series again in order to set up a new long-running cinematic universe.
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God's Godzilla

19 months ago
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Green Blob Thing

19 months ago
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Uh, ok?
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ItsDestoroyah

20 months ago
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For some reason, a person asked me if the 2018 Rampage movie is going into MonsterVerse. Obviously, I told him no, because MonsterVerse focuses on building-sized monsters, not 30 ft. mutants
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Toonking1985

27 months ago
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I think I have a theory about the role of Millie Bobby Brown's character for Godzilla: King of the Monsters:

I think that her role would be somewhat similar to Selina Salno and Miki Saegusa, her character would probably be born with psychic powers and she would probably be getting visions of the arrival of King Ghidorah and the re-emergence of Godzilla and Rodan, and she is trying to warn the world about the on-coming danger.

What do you guys think?
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Titanollante

27 months ago
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Sounds reasonable.
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SkullIslandExplorer

7 months ago
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Sounds too much like Friday the 13th Part VII, or Star Wars. (Good theory though)
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Radionatix

27 months ago
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Can't to see if MonsterVerse will make solo movies! Like a Mothra, Rodan, Varan or any other kaiju solo film!
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Green Blob Thing

27 months ago
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I'd love to see Varan come back because he'd fit in well with the other kaiju in this era. Unfortunately, it probably won't happen. Hopefully he will make an appearance in one of the anime films.
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Son of Gorgo

27 months ago
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How about The Mysterians or Mighty Joe Young.
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Toa Hydros

28 months ago
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I wonder if Legendary has any plans for the Monsterverse beyond Godzilla vs Kong. I mean, I'm not demanding facts or confirmation at this point, and I understand them just focusing on the two primary characters in this series for now. I just wonder where they could potentially take it if the upcoming films prove be to be popular enough to carry this cinematic universe beyond GvK.
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SkullIsland

29 months ago
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I wish people would stop promoting Kong: Skull island and Godzilla vs Kong with the 2005 King Kong design.
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SkullIsland

29 months ago
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People are really pushing for a Pacific rim-MonsterVerse crossover

https://m.yo...=N9RSGI1pYlE
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Son of Gorgo

27 months ago
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IKR, can we all please move on from the PJ '05 remake?
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Green Blob Thing

29 months ago
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I'm fine with the name change now. It's not as bad as I'd originally thought.
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SkullIsland

29 months ago
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Universal studios also has a MonsterVerse but its with movies like Frankenstein and the mummy rather than kaiju.
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Astounding Beyond Belief

29 months ago
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Yeah, that cracks me up. Since Legendary got a slight head start on them, I guess they'll have to change the name.
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Radionatix

27 months ago
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Basically it is called "Universal MonsterVerse" Instead of MonsterVerse.
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SkullIsland

27 months ago
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It's "Dark Universe" now, and It has its own secret multi-national organization called "Prodigium" which specializes in the hunt of God-like beings/monsters and will do anything to conceal them from the public. Then they are hoping to make the "Bride of Frankenstein" in 2019 with the success of the Mummy. It's seems everyone's trying to make a cinematic universe now.
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Monsterland Buddies

17 months ago
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Actually, The Mummy was a failure both critically and commercially. But for some reason, on January 2018, the production team reassembled and are now looking for Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) as the lead role instead of Tom Cruise. Why? The Dark Universe deserves to die, just like the DC Extended Universe. The planned Amazing Spider-Man universe died due to The Amazing Spider-Man 2's failure. But the DCEU and now the Dark Universe refuse to die. I just hope that Bride of Frankenstein is better than The Mummy. I also hope the Aquaman movie is better than the rest of the DCEU. Wonder Woman was great. Man of Steel was alright. Justice League was a mixed bag but it's still ok. But Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad were awful, especially the latter film. But let's hope DC can try to make it good, or they can hit the reset button again.
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Green Blob Thing

30 months ago
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This era looks like it is gonna have a lot of monsters in it now thanks to the upcoming Skull Island film. That makes me very happy as this would have been somewhat of a boring era if the two MUTOs were the only new monsters. Then again, it wouldn't have bothered me too much if this era only had Godzilla, MUTOs, Mothra, Rodan, Ghidorah and Kong because it's gonna be awesome seeing them all come back with new updated designs on a larger budget.
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MosuFan2004

31 months ago
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I freakin' love the MonsterVerse name.
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Gerdzerl Kinerfdamahnsters

31 months ago
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Agreed, it's pretty catchy!
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SkullIsland

29 months ago
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Some people call it the Legend-Verse
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