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Godzilla vs. King Kong synopsis revealed as production officially kicks off in the Pacific

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Nov 13, 2018, 12:02 PM EST

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is still six months away from its theatrical release, but Warner Bros. and Legendary's budding Monsterverse isn't wasting any time in getting off the ground. Godzilla vs. King Kong has officially begun filming in the Pacific, mainly Hawaii and Australia, SYFY WIRE has confirmed. 

They following plot synopsis for the film was also revealed:

In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into uncharted terrain and unearths clues to the Titans’ origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.

Adam Wingard (Death Note) sits in the director's chair, leading an all-star cast of Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3), Brian Tyree Henry (Into the Spider-Verse), Julian Dennison (Deadpool 2), Kyle Chandler (First Man), Demián Bichir (The Nun), Jessica Henwick (Iron Fist), Alexander Skarsgård (The Legend of Tarzan), Eiza González (Bloodshot), and Shun Oguri (Gintama). In addition, Danai Gurira (Black Panther) is rumored to join such a knockout cast.

The Monsterverse iteration of Godzilla was first introduced in 2014 by director Gareth Edwards (Rogue One). Kong stomped onto the scene in 2017's Skull Island, an adventure movie set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War and 1960s — directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Metal Gear Solid). Before the giant lizard fights the giant ape, however, he'll duke it out with Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah in King of the Monsters on May 31, 2019.

The epic battle of Godzilla vs. King Kong (written by Terry Rossio) commences in theaters on May 22, 2020.