Legendary has been having a profitable past few years by backing geeky fare like Jurassic World, The Dark Knight, and Godzilla. There have also been some clunkers in there, like Seventh Son (also known as Jeff Bridges: Dragon Fighter). They’re hoping their upcoming Kaiju movies will fare more like Godzilla than Jeff Bridges: Dragon Fighter. They plan to release Kong: Skull Island in March 2017, Godzilla 2 in 2018, and Godzilla vs. King Kong in 2020. There’s even a rumor that the Kaiju may eventually team up, Avengers style, but in the meantime, we’ll speculate about which of them can punch the other real good.
Speaking at Business Insider’s Ignition conference on Tuesday, Legendary founder and CEO Thomas Tull explained why they worked with Warner to make their Godzilla/King Kong crossover a glorious reality:
“I’m juvenile. I wanted to see them fight.”
That’s a refreshingly honest admission from a CEO. No press release talking points here, just an acknowledgment that big monster punching other big monster equals yay happy monster punch time. Or, in other words, LET THEM FIGHT.