A Godzilla v King Kong movie is on a collision course as Legendary continues to work toward making the movie a possibility. Adam Wingard is all set to direct the film and recently, he even aired his feelings on the same; Godzilla films have an underlying darkness and a Godzilla vs. Kong could go on with the same tone. In a recent interview with Coming Soon on his Death Note adaptation, he also spoke about the upcoming “Godzilla vs. Kong”.
‘Even though these are big, wild monster movies the origin of that is really from World War II and Hiroshima. If you watch that first film it’s really a sad movie. It’s a really depressing exploration of that, so you always have to remember at the end of the day the reason you’re here is because a major catastrophe took place. There’s this underlying darkness under it all, but at the end of the day it is for kids as well. Its evolved into this whole other thing that means so many things to different people.’
Godzilla has a deep and long history and has various iterations from very different filmmakers. Yes, the war against the two monsters is an exciting thought, Wingard says that an element of seriousness still prevails.
Godzilla’s sees its inception as a reaction to Hiroshima and Japan’s nuclear power. In the first Godzilla movie, the creature is portrayed in different ways; the indifferent guy, the bad guy, the good guy. So, the Godzilla vs. Kong is bound to be a very dark and serious movie.
One cannot fully be sure of the tone of the upcoming movie. So, as we discuss, we can say that it may also not lean too much to the serious side. This is because, well, no one would want to watch a too dark and depressing movie of a gigantic lizard and ape battle each other.
The Godzilla vs. Kong movie is scheduled to hit the screens on May 22, 2020. The film will follow Godzilla: King of Monsters.
Stay tuned for a whole lot of exciting updates on Godzilla vs. Kong.