If you're making a shared universe for your films, the trendy way to generate buzz for your next film is by adding a post-credit scene on the end. You know it, I know it, Kevin Feige sure knows it.
And the team setting up the sure-to-be epic brawl between King Kong and Godzilla definitely knows it. Next week's Kong: Skull Island—currently the 13th Most Anticipated Film as rated by ComicBook.com users—has been previewed around and the folks at Flickering Myth managed to get a peak at the post-credits scene in the film.
The scene builds up the MonsterVerse and hinting at an epic battle to take place in the soon-to-be filming Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
The Godzilla sequel might bring back a few familiar monsters that will have fans of the Toho creations losing their minds, as we reported on a couple of weeks ago.
Now we have direct confirmation as the post-credits scene hints at the additions of King Ghidora, Rodan, and Mothra.
In the scene, Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson's characters are being interrogated behind a two-way mirror after surviving the events of Kong: Skull Island. Representatives of MONARCH, the shady company keeping tabs on all of these monsters for the betterment of humanity, come out from behind the glass and reveal the nuclear blast which created Godzilla as well as cave paintings depicting the aforementioned monsters.
Former director Gareth Edwards hinted that he wanted those monsters in the sequel to his Godzilla reboot, before ultimately departing the big budget project to direct the much quieter, smaller Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
It looks like those plans haven't been abandoned, so expect to see a lot more mayhem in Godzilla: King of Monsters, which has been ramping up in production.
Kong: Skull Island releases to theaters March 10. Are you excited to find out more about the origin of King Kong in a new film? Let us know with your vote in our Anticipation Rankings!
The year is 1973. Somewhere in our world, it is said that there exists a wondrous island unspoiled by man – a land shrouded in mystery, where myth runs wild. Uncharted and undiscovered. When the secretive organization known as Monarch identify this destination as the origin point for mysterious new superspecies, they mount an expedition to discover its secrets. What they find on Skull Island is an adventure beyond any human experience. An exotic paradise of wonders and terrors, where flora and fauna have fused together into an Eden of otherworldly jungle creatures.
As one group fights to escape and the other declares war on Kong, we discover that the mighty primate is at the center of a battle for dominion over the island, locked into a 'survival of the fittest' face-off with the terrifying apex predators responsible for wiping out his kin. Driven by vengeance, Kong will become nature's fury, and fight to take his rightful place upon the throne of most powerful beast on the island, revealing the story of how Kong became King.
Kong: Skull Island stars Tom Hiddleston (Thor: Ragnarok), Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers), Oscar-winner Brie Larson (Room), John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane) and John C. Reilly (Guardians of the Galaxy). The international ensemble cast also includes Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham, Toby Kebbell and Eugene Cordero.
Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) directs the film from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy and Derek Connolly. The film is produced by Legendary's Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni with Mary Parent. The executive producers are Eric McLeod and Alex Garcia.
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