It sounds like the new Monsterverse film will be focusing on one of Kong’s more obscure brothers.
A website claims that an upcoming sequel, Godzilla Vs Kong 2 may feature Son Of Zeus – who was last seen in 1960s classic ‘Godzilla vs The Thing’. And they say it could happen sooner than you think!
Geekosity’s revelation backs up suspicions that circulated last year, immediately after Godzilla Vs Kong filmmaker Adam Wingard was tapped to continue his work in the Monstervers following the pandemic-busting popularity of the film. A Godzilla Vs Kong 2 film centered on Son of Kong would be the next in the Monsterverse’s long history of classic film remakes, with the original Son of Kong film being released in 1933.
Godzilla vs. Kong was finally released in theaters and on HBO Max at the end of March 2021, over a year after it was initially scheduled to be released. Following the critical and commercial success of Godzilla vs. Kong, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced that they were going forward with a new MonsterVerse film, with Adam Wingard returning to the director’s chair. Today brings news that the unofficially titled Godzilla vs. Kong 2 has cast its first actor, and it’s someone Wingard directed in one of his previous films.
Godzilla Vs. Kong 2 Cast
Godzilla vs. Kong 2 has cast Dan Stevens, who previously collaborated with Adam Wingard in The Guest. Stevens starred as David Collins, the main antagonist in the 2014 thriller, and now he’ll reunite with Wingard in the MonsterVerse. Unfortunately, Deadline hasn’t revealed who Stevens will portray in Godzilla vs. Kong 2, so we have no idea how his character will play a role in the sequel… except from being shocked to meet these two Titans in person, like everyone else.
Because of the success of the first King Kong, which is widely considered as a monster movie classic, Son of Kong was released. For decades, the Japanese company Toho has been producing Godzilla films. This demonstrates that even the oldest cinematic trends may survive. Monsters are here to stay for the foreseeable future. Son of Kong’s reported participation in Godzilla Vs. Kong 2 isn’t the only Monsterverse endeavor in the works. Legendary has also signed a deal with Apple TV for a series in which a family discovers mysteries from their past that link them to the secretive Monarch organization. Monarch has been a recurring character in all of the Monsterverse films thus far. Godzilla (2014), Kong Skull: Island, Godzilla King of Monsters, and Godzilla vs. Kong introduced the group entrusted with tracking kaiju and monsters.
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“The production is estimated to bring in more than double the $36.5 million that Godzilla vs Kong did for the state, and it will be a welcome boost to our economy as we recover from the effects of the global pandemic and southeast Queensland flooding catastrophes,” says the statement.
“These kinds of productions benefit our screen sector, offer local jobs, and boost our small companies and communities in and around our production sites,” Palaszczuk added (via Deadline).
Godzilla vs. Kong takes place five years after the events of Godzilla: King of Monsters and nearly five decades after the events of Kong: Skull Island, bringing these two massive monsters together in a Hollywood set for the first time since the 1962 Japanese film King Kong vs. Godzilla. When Apex Cybernetics sought to transport Kong to Hollow Earth for two reasons, the Titans collided within the MonsterVerse. The first was that Skull Island had become too uninhabitable for him to keep the colossal gorilla there. Apex was also hunting for a power source for a weapon that could stop Godzilla’s irregular rampages. As the story progressed, it became evident that Apex was not the benevolent entity it pretended to be.
The information available regarding Godzilla Vs Kong 2 is sparse. Adam Wingard is going to helm, and word on the street is that the film will be titled Son of Kong. In addition to the Geekosity report, Screenrant has joined the fray, even claiming that the title has already been verified. Following the release of Godzilla Vs. Kong, director Adam Wingard spoke with Deadline about the sequel and his ambition to continue working in the Monsterverse: “I would be delighted to continue. I believe there is a lot more to do in Hollow Earth than the obvious beginning place we established. This is the pre-history of Planet Earth, from which all titans descended. In this film, we set up some mystery, which I’d like to see resolved, explored, and taken to the next level.”
Godzilla Vs. Kong 2 Release date
The release date for Godzilla vs. Kong 2 is unknown, but filming is expected to begin this summer in Australia, indicating that Adam Wingard will direct this film before the Face/Off sequel. If you have an HBO Max membership, you can watch any or all of the previous MonsterVerse films online. The first movie was released on 31 March 2021.