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Legendary sets GODZILLA VS KONG for 2020 release

Following Legendary’s and Warner Bros. Pictures’ 2014 success with the global reinvention of the Godzilla franchise, the companies have come together to create an epic, new shared cinematic franchise. All-powerful monsters become towering heroes for a new generation, revealing a mythology that brings together Godzilla and Legendary’s King Kong in an ecosystem of other giant super-species, both classic and new. Monarch, the human organization that uncovered Godzilla in the 2014 film, will expand their mission across multiple releases.

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John C. Reilly, Tom Wilkinson and more in talks for KONG: SKULL ISLAND

With Legendary Pictures and Universal Studios still rounding out the cast for Kong: Skull Island, following the departure of J.K. Simmons and Michael Keaton, Deadline reports they’ve zeroed in on their potential replacements. Samuel L. Jackson is said to be in early talks for the role that Simmons previously vacated with John C. Reilly at the top of the wishlist for Keaton’s replacement. In addition, the outlet notes that Tom Wilkinson has also been offered a lead role in the film.

LOCARNO, SWITZERLAND - AUGUST 11: Actress Brie Larson poses for a portrait during the 66th Locarno Film Festival on August 11, 2013 in Locarno, Switzerland.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

SKULL ISLAND: Brie Larson and Russell Crowe reportedly joining the cast

Following the exit of both J.K. Simmons and Michael Keaton, the cast for Legendary Pictures and Universal’s Kong: Skull Island was starting to look sparse. Now, Deadline brings word that Trainwreck and Short Term 12 star Brie Larson is in talks for the film’s female while also noting that Russell Crowe is being eyed to fill one of the previously vacated roles. The pair would join Tom Hiddleston, in the film attached to star.

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Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons exit Universal’s Kong: Skull Island

Deadline brings word that actors J.K. Simmons and Michael Keaton have both dropped out of Legendary Pictures and Universal’s Kong: Skull Island due to scheduling conflicts. Production on the film was set to begin this fall but was recently delayed a few weeks, resulting in the conflict. Legendary is currently seeking to replace the two actors in the film, which still has the god of mischief himself, Tom Hiddleston, attached to star.