JesstrK wrote: UltramanGoji wrote:
JGAR wrote:So did the right renew with Toho ? Or was “Legendary can only make Godzilla films up until 2020” just a myth ?
Like Terasawa said, the contract was probably always meant for six years (2014-2020) but because of the current circumstances, they likely negotiated for a 2021 release without actually extending the terms of the contract.
I remember hearing that the contract only stipulated that the movie had to begin production by 2020, not necessarily be released by then?
There's so much misinformation, poor translation, hearsay, etc. about the supposed contract that it's difficult to figure out what exactly the terms are.
All we know is this, which comes from Shinji Higuchi's G-FEST 2017 panel:
- Toho cannot make a live-action film until after 2020.
- Toho cannot release live-action movies the same year as Legendary.
For Shin, KOTM was originally supposed to come out in 2017, but was pushed back two years allowing Shin to come out when it did. If KOTM was pushed back earlier than it was, Higuchi would've still been working on Shin at the time of the panel (2017, meaning the film would likely have come out late 2017 or 2018). There's no information on the specifics of the contract but it's best to assume "make a live-action film" specifically means they are unable to start any actual production until after GVK is released.
Sources: https://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3447 ... made-2020/ https://klen7.tumblr.com/post/163117345 ... ge-day-2-3