Godzilla vs. Kong is definitely making some rounds around the corner and we are waiting for the movie to drop as soon as possible. Directed by Adam Wingard, the fourth installment in the MonsterVerse will pit the King of the Monsters against the King of Skull Island. Though both monsters have been pop culture icons for more than half of a century, this will only be their second big-screen meeting. The first happened in Toho’s 1962 crossover, King Kong vs. Godzilla, which had an ending that leaned in Kong’s favor. Like the original fight, Kong will get a size boost to pose a physical challenge to Godzilla. However, the fight could play out quite differently this time.
A definitive winner has been confirmed, but it’s hard to say if it will be Godzilla or Kong who takes home the glory. Because of Godzilla vs. Kong’s human villains, Kong could become bait for Godzilla. If so, that would set up one of their fights in the upcoming MonsterVerse movie. Similar to Godzilla: King of the Monsters and many other Godzilla movies, the 2021 film could feature more than one fight between the central Titans.
The credits of Godzilla: King of the Monsters strongly suggests Skull Island will be central to the story. That’s where the Titans are headed, its Hollow Earth entrance will be the starting point for Monarch’s investigation into the origin of the Titans, Monarch already has an outpost there, and perhaps most importantly, it’s where Kong is based in the MonsterVerse. Given Skull Island is so integral to the plot, it may also be the destination of the human villains. If the villains wish to use Mechagodzilla and whatever other weapons Monarch may have at its disposal to get rid of the Titans, it’s not hard to guess who their first target would be.
The Titan they share the island with, Kong, would most assuredly be their greatest threat. To carry out their conspiracy, they’d first have to deal with him. One way that might work is by deploying enough gas to knock him out. That’s what the humans did in 1933 original, so it could be that this tactic will be repeated in the MonsterVerse. A more drastic way of getting him out of the way of their mission is to send Mechagodzilla after him.
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So far, very little is known about the circumstances leading up to their fight or why the two will come to blows, especially since Warner Bros. is still holding on to the trailer. But, a few seconds of footage that was recently shown off at CCXP provides a hint of what to expect from Kong’s story in the new movie. Kong was briefly glimpsed with a metal collar around his neck, so for some reason, the MonsterVerse will at least partially recreate the sequence in the 1933 King Kong which saw the monster put in chains by humans.
One possible explanation is that Godzilla vs. Kong’s human villains are behind it and that their goal is to use Kong as a trap for their real target: Godzilla.