In one month, Kong: Skull Island will reign in theaters and in 2019, Godzilla will return to the big screen in King of the Monsters, which is slated to begin production as early as June of this year in Atlanta! If you've been following Warner Brothers and Legendary marketing for this film, you would know that Skull Island takes place in the same universe as Gareth Edwards' 2014 Godzilla. This shared universe is called the Monsterverse, officially. Due to this fact, technically Skull Island is actually a prequel to the Godzilla films - set in the 1970s while Godzilla took place in present day. It is currently unknown what time period Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Godzilla 2) takes place in, but we know that by the time Godzilla vs. Kong arrives in 2020, King Kong will have grown - a lot, so we can assume both Godzilla sequels take place well after the events of Skull Island.
It just so happens that there will apparently be an end-credits scene for Kong: Skull Island - much like Marvel's cinematic universe, the post credits scene will likely contain clues and/or a teaser for the next film in the series - Godzilla 2 'King of the Monsters'. Many fans have already speculated that Skull Island will introduce us to Mothra in Larva form - the giant Moth monster, which is expected to make an appearance alongside franchise icons Rodan and Ghidorah in the hotly anticipated Godzilla sequel, but those rumors and speculations are unconfirmed.
Yesterday, writer for Latino-Review and Splash Report, Kellvin Chavez tweeted:
KONG FANS! Make sure your butts stay on your seats for an awesome awesome after credit scene from #kongskullisland It will NOT disappoint!!
Nowhere does Kellvin confirm what the post-credit scene will contain, but we speculate, given what we know so far, that the end credit scene will in fact prepare us for Godzilla 2 'King of the Monsters'.
As new details arrive concerning Kong: Skull Island's end-credit scene, we will be sure to keep you posted!
Kong: Skull Island March 10th, 2017
More about Kong: Skull Island (movie)
Kong: Skull Island is a new King Kong film set in the new Legendary / Warner Brothers / Universal Pictures Kaiju cinematic universe. Acting as a blood relative and somewhat of a sequel to 2014's Godzilla, Skull Island will introduce King Kong like never before.
In March 2017, the producers of Godzilla transport audiences to the birthplace of one of the most powerful monster myths of all in KONG: SKULL ISLAND, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.
When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Kong: Skull Island's release date is March 10th, 2017.
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