Toho like Universal were the originators of the shared Cinematic Universes, way before Marvel and Warner Bros jumped on the band wagon.
Which is odd that Toho is now saying they wish to create a Godzilla Cinematic Universe when they have had one for over 60 years.
Keiji Ota, who heads up the Godzilla movies at Toho, told Nikkei Style about the studio’s plans for the King of the Monster going forward. In comments which were translated by the fan site group Gormaru Island, Ota explained that the studio plans on cranking out Godzilla movies starting in 2021. (The deal with Legendary Entertainment’s in-progress American Godzilla shared universe prevents Toho from making their own films until that year).
“After 2021, we’re thinking of a potential strategy that [releases] Godzilla movies uninterrupted at a rate of every 2 years, although there is a preference for a yearly pace as well,” Ota said. “The future of the series and its forwarding developments are very conscious of the method of ‘shared universe.’ Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah, etc. could all share a single world view much like a Marvel movie where Iron Man and the Hulk can crossover with each other.”
This news development does put the Warner Bros MonsterVerse into question. The next two film slated for release in that shared universe of films is the sequel to 2014’s American Godzilla film and the Godzilla vs King Kong film. Rumors had a week ago that Warner Bros MonsterVerse would not go past Godzilla vs Kong.