Adam Wingard’s plans for Godzilla vs. Kong are huge. We’re talking “multiple giant monsters” huge.
With Death Note out of the way, we’re starting to hear more about the director’s upcoming crossover battle between the King of the Monsters and the King of Skull Island. And it doesn’t seem like they’ll be the only two behemoths terrorizing the planet in the film.
“Ours is more in continuity with the sequel to Godzilla right now. They’re doing Godzilla 2 with Mike Dougherty directing, so our film is in present day,” Wingard said.
Fans can expect there to be a definitive winner, but the two iconic monsters will have to contend with threats besides each other.
“We have a couple characters from Godzilla 2 in ours, but it’ll be interesting to see how Kong has fared over the years,” Wingard said. “You see him in that film and he’s just constantly under attack. Things are going wrong and there’s probably been lots of human intervention since then. It’ll be interesting to see a more rugged, a bit more aged Kong in this film.”
He could be talking about some of the human characters, but it seems more likely that Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah might make it to the next movie. Wingard previously told ScreenCrush the film will be a “massive monster brawl movie,” with lots of monsters “going crazy on each other.”
It sounds like the film is shaping up to be one of the biggest giant monster films, and that’s saying something. We’ll find out when Godzilla vs. Kong hits theaters on May 22, 2020.
That movie will be preceded by Godzilla: King of the Monsters on March 22, 2019.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species – thought to be mere myths – rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity's very existence hanging in the balance.