Continuation: King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963)
Following the huge financial success of King Kong vs. Godzilla in 1962, Toho immediately began production of the next Godzilla film. Hoping to repeat the success of the previous film, Toho initially decided to produce a direct sequel pitting King Kong against Godzilla once again. Shinichi Sekizawa wrote a screenplay for the film, which had the simple working title of Continuation: King Kong vs. Godzilla, and submitted it in 1963. However, the film was quickly scrapped and replaced with a film pitting Godzilla against a giant version of Frankenstein's monster, titled Frankenstein vs. Godzilla, which was itself split into two different films, Mothra vs. Godzilla and Frankenstein vs. Baragon, in 1964 and 1965, respectively.
- Toho much later considered another film featuring King Kong and Godzilla doing battle, Godzilla vs. King Kong, which was planned to be the third entry in the Heisei series of Godzilla films. However, due to legal complications involving the rights to King Kong, the idea was scrapped and replaced with Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah. Eventually, Legendary Pictures acquired the rights to both monsters, and plans to release a film called Godzilla vs. Kong in 2020.
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