The one film that we have been all waiting for, Godzilla Vs. Kong has finally happened. The movie has a massive fan base worldwide, and why not? Ever since the news first broke that these massive MonsterVerse is having a crossover, it gave fans sleepless nights of excitement. And if you are one of those people, here are some fun facts that you would enjoy reading!
Adam Wingard is the man behind this massive MonsterVerse movie. He rose to fame as the director for movies like Blair Witch, The Guest, and You’re Next. And we hear that he is the most comfortable in the horror genre. So, we believe he is the perfect choice for this movie franchise.
Did you know that there is a different director behind each of the MonsterVerse franchise produced by Legendary Entertainment? Gareth Edwards directed the 2014 Godzilla, Jordan Vogt-Roberts directed the Kong: Skull Island and Michael Dougherty put together the film Godzilla: King of the Monsters. We could say that each of these directors brought something new and unique to the plate.
The 36th Film in the Godzilla Series
This is the 36th film in the Godzilla series and the 12th in The King Kong Saga. This is only the fourth Godzilla film to be entirely from a Hollywood studio, while the 1998 Roland Emmerich Godzilla was the first one. The rest of the Godzilla movies were made by Toho Studios of Japan, whose movies are behind the 32 movies of the 36 in the Godzilla franchise.
On the other hand, the King Kong franchise has 12 movies, and two of them come from the Japanese production houses while ten were from the Hollywood studios.
Kyle Chandler and Millie Bobby Brown to Reprise Their Roles
Fans of the series sure remember every character from Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Friday Night Light’s star Kyle Chandler played a big part in the movie as Dr. Mark Russell, a scientist who formerly worked for Monarch. He will be a recurring character and feature even in the 2021 film Godzilla vs. Kong. We would also see Millie Bobby Brown reprise her role as Madison Russell all over again.
While these beloved characters are making a comeback, there is not much news on Vera Farmiga in Godzilla Vs. Kong. While it makes sense because the character died in the previous movie, fans would love to see a mention or tribute. Alternatively, her character could come back to life through flashbacks as a part of Millie Bobby Brown’s character’s memory. We are still speculating about that.
The Original Series Didn’t Have a Winner.
And another point to note in the original 1962 film, King Kong vs. Godzilla, didn’t have any real or decisive victor. Both titans had to jump into the water, and that was the end of it. We believe it was done not to upset the average American viewers who didn’t want their favorite superhero to meet a devastating end. Similarly, they did not want to upset the Japanese audience, who was equally invested in the franchise. The last thing that the filmmakers want is to lead to an unpleasant war between the fans of Godzilla and King Kong fans.
But this is 2021, and the discerning viewer may want something more conclusive. And why not? If the fans could live through the Marvel Cinematic Universe taking away the beloved Iron Man – Tony Stark in the Avengers: Endgame, the MonsterVerse fans could deal with this. It would definitely be a frustrating turn of events to see King Kong and Godzilla falling into the water once again and with no definitive conclusion. That would be disappointing after waiting for the movie for one whole year. Well, this series is one of the most crowd-pleasing monster flick and a straight-up action film beyond the ordinary.
It is a fairy tale movie that has a science-fiction exploration theme. It has everything going for it. This includes a Western, a pro wrestling extravaganza film, a conspiracy thriller, and a heartwarming tale about humans and animals. However, the best part is the complete visual spectacle it offers to the viewers and helps them stay glued to the screen. So, have you watched the movie yet? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments section!