Last week it was announced that Legendary were actively pursuing a sequel to their latest Monsterverse installment, Godzilla vs. Kong and that production would be kicking off in Queensland, Australia in the near future. Today, we've received word that the Kong-focused sequel will bring back a familiar face to handle the project!
According to Production Weekly, Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard will be returning to the director's chair to helm the sequel, which is currently being dubbed Son of Kong. This confirms our report from nearly a year ago to the day where we reported the next Monsterverse film might not involve Godzilla at all. At that time, Adam Wingard was in early talks to direct the sequel. So today's news doesn't come as a surprise, but a welcomed confirmation.
Of course, the title Son of Kong could just be the film's current working title and an official title will be revealed down the road.
With so many Hollow Earth Titans which went unseen in Godzilla vs. Kong, it makes sense the next film would explore this new world and its inhabitants. It would also follow the Monsterverse template of leap-frogging Godzilla and Kong focused films.
As we learn more about filming locations, casting updates and plot details we'll be sure to keep you updated! In the meantime, let us know what you think so far in the comments!
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This article was written By Chris and published on 2022-03-27 13:19:53
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This is making way too much sense. Legendary puts Godzilla on TV, to not conflict with Yamazaki's rumored Godzilla film. Meanwhile the Monsterverse film series continues, ala, Kong, which is a more proven and lucrative property for them anyway.
It was never literally going to be Godzilla vs. Kong 2.
Also, it's interesting that they're going with the Son of Kong rather than going for the more obvious Son of Godzilla route (though, technically Kong had a "son" first). It makes sense considering that they've established Kong being lonely, Kong caring for Jia and viewing her as a family member, and the fact that they heavily hinted at the idea of there being other kongs in the Hollow Earth. Plus I can't really see the MonsterVerse Godzilla being a dad...
I think legendary should make a parallel movie of both godzilla and kong........ For godzilla, this time the antagonist should be MANDA..... Manda could prove to be the best monster villain in monsterverse
I hope not. While visually GvK was a fun movie and had good action, the story and characters were rushed and butchered because he cut way too much. Also, Son of Kong was a placeholder name. I doubt they would really make a son of Kong movie this early.
I feel like Manda wouldn't show up in the MonsterVerse, as his design pretty much resembles a typical sea serpent or eastern dragon, so paying Toho for the rights to use him probably wouldn't be worth it. Plus we already have Tiamat, who fills in that role.
Not mad about this tbh. It makes sense that MV Godzilla is going to be in TV for the foreseeable future while Toho makes it's cinematic Godzilla return. But I'm still expecting another Godzilla movie from Legendary, since GVK was more of a Kong movie.
I think Godzilla not showing up in the MonsterVerse timeline post GvK would cause way too many problems, he has too big of a role in the series to be completely sidelined and dropped without a good explanation. If their going to drop Godzilla from the rest of the series they would need to give him a proper send off.
Plus, I don't think Legendary would pay for the rights to continue using Godzilla, only to have him show up in just one series (one that he'll probably have limited screen time in). It's likely that we'll probably see him in at least one more movie (if not more).
It'd be cool if they continued the whole "Godzilla is a villain" rhetoric now that it's been introduced. I think Kong's new movie should have some references to Godzilla and his human supporters and non-supporters, as easter eggs and potential setup for a new movie as well.
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