The Opening for Godzilla 2: What Will It Be Like?
Posted Jun-26-2017 2:08 PM
Alright, so Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters is a long ways away before release. However, speculation is at an all-time high as production is under way. Therefore, I think it's time we speculate on what elements and scenes we could see in the opening for the next installment in the MonsterVerse.
The MonsterVerse has cemented a very clear style of opening, a montage of stock and original footage of elements from different time periods pertaining to the monsters and their respective backgrounds. So, what could be most relevant for the sequel to the film that started it all?
Elements of the space race have been touched on in Kong: Skull Island, as well as Tweets from Michael Dougherty that pertain to NASA and related things. Thus, I think a greater focus on stock footage relating to NASA and the space race back in the 60s and 70s would be a good guess, especially if King Ghidorah will maintain his origins as an extraterrestrial organism. So, that's fine and dandy for him, but what of the others?
Rodan is simple, perhaps showing footage of dinosaur exhibits and dig sites that have pterosaur fossils. Godzilla is also simple, just show more footage of him during the Pan-Pacific Proving Grounds. In fact, I'd wager that showing more of him animated during such sequences would be advisable, so that audiences immediately recognize and attach to him. Perhaps animate him fighting against the Shinomura from Godzilla: Awakening before Castle Bravo hits.
And Mothra? She's a little tricky, if she maintains her roots in mysticism. Kong's outing film introduced some elements of mysticism with the Iwi, so showing footage of natives worshiping Mothra at shrines and whatnot might be a good idea. As well, showing footage of entomologists, showing moths in those glass collections and whatnot.
So, what about you guys? What do you think we'll be seeing for the opening of the next movie, taking into account the style of previous openings?
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