Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard has revealed that there exists 5 hours worth of footage, most of which went unused in the final cut of the movie! Speaking to Den of Geek, Wingard explains that although there exists a lot of unused footage, he feels very satisfied with how the film finally came out. That being said though, given the success and fan adoration for the recent Snyder Cut of the Justice League, it begs the question if we will ever receive a Wingard Cut of Godzilla vs. Kong in the future, despite Wingard saying a director's cut is not currently in the cards:
There’s certainly enough footage to make a five-hour version of this film, I’m sure. But making a longer film is easier than making a shorter film in a lot of ways. For me, this is the version that worked the best, and I don’t see any reason to do a director’s cut. Probably the only thing if, 10 years from now, somebody said, ‘Hey, do you want to do a director’s cut of Godzilla vs. Kong?’ I would probably just use that time to have another 40 days in the sound mix, because I just love that kind of thing.
Godzilla vs. Kong's theatrical runtime clocks in at 113 minutes. So what was left on the editing room floor? Wingard goes on to explain some of what was cut:
We did shoot more and there were other parts of the plot that we cut out. There were other actors and stuff. I mean, Lance Reddick is top billed in the film, because he used to be in the movie more, but his role is very small because we tweaked a couple of plot points.
Unfortunately, sometimes just a tweak of the plot means that whole scenes have to go because they don’t fit anymore. Ultimately all the stuff we shot was just stuff that worked on its own merits, I think. Some of it did [work]. Some of it didn’t work. But most importantly, it wasn’t supporting the movie as a whole and the experience that I wanted to give people.
Wingard capped the interview off by saying he never wanted the film to surpass 2 hours and that he likely would not make a director’s cut even if given the chance.
Would you like to see a 5-hour long Godzilla vs. Kong Wingard Cut? Or are you pleased with the current release? Let us know in the comments!
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This article was written By Chris and published on 2021-04-04 08:06:04
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Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) is the sequel to Michael Dougherty's Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters and will be the fourth and final installment in the Monsterverse movie quadrilogy. It will also bridge both the Godzilla movies and Kong: Skull Island by bringing Godzilla and Kong face-to-face for an epic match-up. To learn more about Godzilla vs. Kong, check out the Godzilla vs. Kong about page here!
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