Based on how Godzilla vs Kong ends, Godzilla vs Kong 2 is set to be epic. Here’s everything we know, including potential story details.
Warning: This post continues spoilers for Godzilla vs Kong.
The hotly-anticipated Godzilla vs Kong 2 is set to be an epic showdown, given the end of the first film; here’s everything we know about the sequel to Godzilla vs Kong. The MonsterVerse’s future was always geared around Godzilla vs Kong‘s release. Six years before Godzilla vs Kong hit theaters and HBO Max, Warner Bros., and Legendary Entertainment announced plans to develop a King Kong film in addition to a Godzilla sequel, both of which would ultimately lead into a Godzilla and Kong showdown.
Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island came out in 2017 and Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters was finally released in 2019 – five years after Gareth Edwards’ first movie debuted. And while both films were in development, everyone knew the goal was to lay the foundation for the two monsters clashing on the big screen in 2020 (which later became 2021 due to the pandemic). However, no future MonsterVerse sequels were confirmed prior to release, presumably because the studio didn’t want anyone to know who would win.
Given how Godzilla vs Kong ends, with both monsters becoming kings of their respective domains – Godzilla remaining the Alpha Titan on the surface and Kong reigning as king of the Hollow Earth – they’re returning in Godzilla vs Kong 2 to finish their battle, which was actually left without a clear winner. Because of how Godzilla vs Kong portrayed the epic showdown, the sequel should be just as exciting. Here’s everything we know about Godzilla vs Kong 2.
Godzilla Vs Kong 2 Is Coming – Predicted Release Date
According to Deadline, the currently untitled sequel to Godzilla vs Kong is set to begin filming in Queensland, Australia. The Monsterverse franchise will be filmed in the southeast of Queensland as well as on the Gold Coast. With this knowledge, it’s possible to speculate as to when the release date will be. It took anywhere from 2-3 years between each Monsterverse movie, and if Godzilla vs Kong 2 were to follow this same release pattern then the movie shouldn’t be expected until late 2024 or even 2025. Of course, the Covid-19 pandemic has made any and all scheduling difficult, therefore it could definitely be longer before viewers get to witness the titans battle it out again on the big screen.
It looks like Godzilla vs Kong 2 won’t release for several years as it’s filming in Australia sometime later this year, and after all, it took almost 60 years for Godzilla and King Kong to meet on-screen after 1962’s film. The immediate focus isn’t on Godzilla 3 and Kong: Skull Island 2 (or, really, Kong: Hollow Earth, if the naming formula were to continue based on the monster’s location). Presumably, at the absolute earliest, Godzilla vs Kong 2 would release sometime in 2024. Then again, there’s no guarantee until a solid release date is announced.
Godzilla vs Kong 2 Story Details
In an interview with Deadline, Godzilla vs Kong director Adam Wingard suggested what Godzilla vs Kong 2’s story could focus on – building on the lore of the Hollow Earth. Wingard stated he believes that by exploring and explaining the Hollow Earth Godzilla vs Kong 2 can offer more on where the titans came from, how they got there, and why they rose to the surface. He also cites that the previous films have garnered enough mystery surrounding the location, and he – much like viewers – wants to see those questions answered. Adam Wingard’s full quote can be read below.
The clear starting point we teed up (in GVK), exploring Hollow Earth, I think there is a lot more to do there. This is a pre-history of Planet Earth, where all the titans come from. We tee up some mystery in this film, things I want to see resolved and explored and pushed to the next level.
Godzilla vs Kong 2‘s story would, of course, have to center on Godzilla and Kong fighting once again. Although Dr. Nathan Lind assumed Kong won the fight in Hong Kong, Godzilla overpowered Kong and chose not to kill him. Then again, after Mechagodzilla’s defeat, Godzilla and Kong engaged in a roaring battle that ended with both of them going their separate ways. Godzilla vs Kong‘s ending implies that both Titans can exist independently and not infringe on the other’s domain. However, Godzilla vs Kong 2 could easily continue where the monsters left off either by having Kong go back to the surface or by having Godzilla enter the Hollow Earth, most likely the latter. That way, Godzilla vs Kong 2 would be able to resolve the ancient conflict of Godzilla and Kong’s species.
Is Godzilla vs Kong 2 Son Of Kong?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Godzilla vs Kong 2 has no title currently. However, there is one title reportedly floating around behind the scenes: Son of Kong. It’s possible that one of the King of the Hollow Earth’s offspring could emerge from the depths and seek vengeance on his father’s rival. The idea is exciting, to say the least, though this is only reported news and nothing is set in stone as of yet. Still, it would be incredible to see one of King Kong’s offspring wreaking havoc in Godzilla’s territory. On top of that, the focus on the Hollow Earth suggests that more monstrous titans could arise, inspiring the possibility that one day there may be an all-out war between the titans in the Monsterverse.
Godzilla’s Monsterverse Future Also Includes A TV Spin-Off
Apple TV is the streaming service to keep an eye on when it comes to the new Monsterverse television spinoff series. Reportedly the spinoff will take place after the events of Godzilla, the 2014 movie. After the prolific battle between Godzilla and the other titans, the television series follows a family with mysterious ties to the organization Monarch. As they uncover new lore and more mystery surrounding their legacy, things will inevitably heat up as the Titans threaten total destruction. The showrunner for the Godzilla series is none other than Star Trek: Enterprise‘s Chris Black, in conjunction with Matt Fraction, who produced on Hawkeye. With Godzilla vs Kong 2 making its way down the pipeline, coupled with the TV spinoff, it’s going to be an exciting time for fans of the Monsterverse.
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