Godzilla and King Kong are two legendary monsters of our times, and we will see both these giants in a face off in 2020 when Godzilla vs. Kong will hit the cinema screens. However, the frightening lizard will also mark its presence in theaters in 2019 with the release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters. While we haven’t seen much of the towering ape in recent times, Godzilla thrilled us once again in the 2015 reboot of the earlier film. One thing that Godzilla vs. Kong’s director Adam Wingard has assured us is that the movie will showcase the deadliest, angriest and most gigantic King Kong ever seen.
“Ours is more in continuity with the sequel to Godzilla right now,” Wingard informed. “They’re doing Godzilla 2with Mike Dougherty directing, so our film is in present day. We have a couple characters from Godzilla 2 in ours, but it’ll be interesting to see how Kong has fared over the years.”
The last cinematic outing of Kong was towards the fag end of the Vietnam war when Kong: Skull Island was released. Since then he has pretty much been shrouded in mystery, it is revealed that the last 45 odd years haven’t been easy for the giant.
“You see [Kong] in that film and he’s just constantly under attack,”Wingard said. “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.”
Just like the Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island was a massive box office hit. If the trend is further established with these two upcoming films breaking records at the box-office, then we would have a relatively strong chance of many such films starring two of the deadliest monsters to come in the future. In fact, it won’t be surprising that these two feature in future films even if only one of them emerged as the survivor in the 2020 bout.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters produced by Legendary Entertainment, directed by Michael Dougherty features Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds and Zhang Ziyi. The film will release worldwide on March 22, 2019.