Kong: Skull Island has grossed nearly $143 million at the global box office this weekend and only continues to gain momentum. But while the financial updates are reassuring, what's really got us excited is the post-credit scene Warner Brothers and Legendary attached to Kong: Skull Island. This article will detail what this scene meant and what it tells us about the upcoming Godzilla sequel. Of course, this will contain spoilers if you have not yet seen Kong: Skull Island.
Monarch are aware of Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah
As the post-credit scene indicates, Monarch have discovered cave paintings detailing Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah. Much like their discovery of Kong on Skull Island, they know of their existence but at the time, they are unaware of their location or relationships to each other.
In Kong: Skull Island, it was revealed that Monarch had a theory concerning massive subterranean capsules which housed these ancient creatures. The bombs they dropped on Skull Island awoke the Skullcrawlers which in turn, forced Kong to intervene. This pre-existing knowledge of subterranean passages and the creatures which reside inside them beg the question of how Monarch plan to trigger and awaken Rodan, Mothra, Godzilla and Ghidorah.
Godzilla sprung into action when the MUTOs got loose (following his original awakening in 1954), triggering an instinctive response. However when Kong and the Skullcrawlers began moving around, Godzilla could not be bothered. We're curious to see what monumental catastrophe needs to take place in order to bring all of these monsters out from hiding.
The Shobijin, is the name given to the twin fairies which usually accompanied Mothra in her own films and tie-ins with Godzilla. They are essentially priests and guardians for Mothra which somehow offer a telepathic link between the Moth God and those who interact with them.
In the Kong: Skull Island post-credit scene, when the cave painting of Mothra appears, two humanoid figures are visible beneath it, with their hands raised almost as if praising Mothra.
Much like the indigenous tribes of Skull Island, the Shobijin may be portrayed in a similar fashion - as an ancient race of human who worship Mothra as their God. Whether they will possess the same telepathic abilities as the ones in Toho's film has yet to be seen.
Ghidorah and Godzilla history
The cave paintings conclude with a scene of Godzilla and Ghidorah, engaged in battle. Many dead human bodies and skulls litter the ground beneath them.
This is either a recording of previous events, or a prophecy yet to come to fruition. The latter seems more likely, but the concept of Godzilla and Ghidorah being mortal enemies dates back to Ghidorah's debut. Ghidorah is Godzilla's Kryptonite and the only foe to have ever really given the King of all Monsters a run for his money.
The likelihood of this painting being a historical reminder of the titanic clash between Godzilla and Ghidorah would make for a great lead-up and would help explain the back story behind their rivalry better than a prophecy would. But either route would be welcome.
Something else we were treated to with this post-credit scene was a rough look at Ghidorah's actual design. Of course the three-headed Dragon remains the base for Ghidorah, but in the cave painting with Godzilla, we can see that Ghidorah actually has elongated wiskers of sorts, like many traditional Chinese dragon designs.
Ghidorah also has wings and it almost looks as if Ghidorah is emitting electricity through his mouths against Godzilla, but it's difficult to know for sure.
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