With the confirmation of a greater MonsterVerse earlier this year came the good news that Godzilla would be returning, not only for Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), but also for Godzilla vs. Kong (2020). If you missed the post-credit scenes at the end of Kong: Skull Island (2017) you might have thought that the next two Godzilla movies would be stand-alone films. However, if we are to take anything from the set-up of the last Kong film, we can expect that King of the Monsters will serve a similar purpose to the ultimate showdown of 2020.
Going head-to-head with the three iconic monsters -- Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah -- will be good practice for Godzilla’s inevitable battle with Kong. Godzilla has seen many different iterations already. In King of the Monsters we can safely assume that it will be up to Godzilla to save the earth from these god-like beasts, taking on the role of protector this time.
In this second installment, we are going to get a good idea of just how big and powerful Godzilla is in comparison to the other “mythical” beasts that exist in this universe, setting the stage for his fight against Kong.
Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard has spoken about the direction Godzilla: King of the Monsters is taking: “There’s so many different things you can do with it, but it’s not drawing on one core story and it’s always been about the evolution of the character. They’re going in a great direction with it so far.”
What does this mean for Godzilla vs. Kong? Does it mean we can expect to see other monsters in the film? We don’t have any evidence of this yet, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see some additional oversized beasts make an appearance.
We know that the storylines exist in the same universe, so we can expect both monsters to stay fairly consistent, though Wingard does hint that there is room for things to shift on the way.
Whether Kong ends up joining Godzilla in a defending role remains to be determined. Wingard has told us that there will be a definite winner in that battle, and that he plans to stay “true to the source material,” so it is possible that they will just battle one another to reign supreme.
What do you think? Will Godzilla act as a defender in Godzilla vs. Kong? Will the two beasts work together at all? Who will win the battle royale of 2020 – Godzilla or King Kong? Let us know in the comments what you expect King of the Monsters to reveal about the Godzilla vs. Kong showdown!
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