It looks like Godzilla will continue to make Georgia it’s production home base with Adam Wingard‘s Godzilla vs Kong.
We have learned that Legendary Pictures is now expected to shoot a bulk of the stage work for Godzilla vs Kong in Atlanta. The upcoming Godzilla sequel was shot in the area (plus Mexico City) and it seems that the studio enjoyed what the Atlanta facilities offer. There is an expectation that characters from Godzilla 2 could be returning for the crossover.
Atlanta is a busy production space so getting in there early tends to be how studios are planting flags while competing for stages.
Godzilla was shot primarily in Vancouver (along with Hawaii and Las Vegas) while Kong: Skull Island filmed in Vietnam, Hawaii, and Gold Coast, Australia.
Wingard recently shot both Blair Witch and Death Note in Vancouver, but it doesn’t seem to be a location they’re are considering at the moment.
A while back we reported that production designer Thomas Hammock (The Guest, Blair Witch, Death Note) would be reuniting with Wingard on the massive kaiju crossover. Suggesting that the film could already be in some sort of early prep/pre-production stages.
The question moving forward is when the film will begin shooting?
Well, we haven’t been able to uncover production dates but considering the high volume of effects involved they might want to get a head start and begin sometime next year. The studio has set a release for May 22, 2020, which could give them plenty of time for reshoots and visual effects tinkering. Then again, we’ve seen plenty of big films start production a year before the release date, early to mid-2019 wouldn’t be shocking either.
SOURCE: OMEGA UNDERGROUND