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Mike Dougherty talks writing for Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) with SFX Magazine!

Mike Dougherty talks writing for Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) with SFX Magazine!

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Director Michael Dougherty sat down with SFX Magazine to discuss Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters and his contributions towards its sequel, Godzilla vs. Kong which arrives next year. Dougherty specifically discusses writing for both Godzilla and Kong, building up for the exciting culmination of the Monsterverse quadrilogy.

SFX: So How Are They Different?



Mike Dougherty: Because Kong is a little close to human - he's a primate, as we are - he's allowed to show a slightly larger range of emotions.



We expect those very unique, and even warm, bonding moments between Kong and human beings. That goes back to the 1933 film, where he was never strictly a monster; there was always a very human side to him in the ways that he interacts with us. That was a joy to write. With Godzilla, that's not expected.



That's not to say that you can't do it, but any kind of bond between Godzilla and humans has usually been more implied. So you rarely get to see Godzilla's softer side.



Where as with Kong, it's an essential part of the character. If you ever made a Kong film, where you didn't get to see the softer side of the character, it would fall short.

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This article was written By Chris and published on 2019-05-05 17:08:40

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Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters is the sequel to Gareth Edwards' Godzilla (2014) and is being directed by Michael Dougherty. The film will introduce Rodan, Mothra, King Ghidorah and more monsters to the Warner Brothers / Legendary Monsterverse cinematic universe. For information on Godzilla 2's cast, plot, release date and to download the film's official movie posters, please visit the Godzilla: King of the Monsters about page here!

Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) 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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5 Fan responses to Mike Dougherty talks writing for Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) with SFX Magazine!

The King of the Monsters

May-05-2019 5:11 PM

Ha, the "also known as" sections of the King Ghidorah, Rodan, and Mothra bios is copied directly from Wikizilla's pages for them.

Chris #TeamRodan

May-05-2019 5:20 PM

Actually? Haha

Gmkgoji #TeamRodan

May-06-2019 9:12 AM

Wikizilla is a reliable source

The King of the Monsters

May-06-2019 12:16 PM

The fact they took it from WZ isn't an issue, in fact I'm a staff member on WZ, it's that they directly copied all of the monsters' alternate names and subtitles word-for-word from their infoboxes and didn't attribute it to the site at all.

The other information on that magazine page isn't copied from Wikizilla at least, if it was it would be more accurate than what it says.

Godzillatheking123 #TeamGodzilla

May-07-2019 1:46 AM

The King of the Monsters: And as students we have it drummed into us that plagerism is the no.1 sin in writing. Well, guess some of us seem to have forgotten that. I don't think it's worth the time and money to sue them, maybe just send a note that they got the stuff from your site and you would appreciate if they provide the proper credit for that. 

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