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Godzilla vs. Kong Trailer Breakdown: 10 Major Story Reveals

Godzilla vs. Kong Trailer Breakdown:

Godzilla vs. Kong is one of the most anticipated crossovers there is, and the reason is obvious – the fight between the two legendary beasts is almost here for us to watch! This 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. And now, it is time that the viewers get the answer to everything. Yes, the first official trailer for Godzilla vs Kong has been released, and it is nothing less than amazing. You may check the trailer below:

Now that you have seen the trailer, here are 10 major story reveals from the story:

Introducing Eiza González’s Character, Maya Simmons

Little is known about Maya Simmons, although González has suggested she’s the main character. “My Godzilla schedule was very demanding,” she told The Hollywood Reporter, “I’m in the whole film.” Demian Bichir has been cast as Walter Simmons, which presumably means he’s related to Eiza’s character; the MonsterVerse has regularly featured family subplots in order to create a strong sense of human drama to the spectacle.

Kong’s Motives Explained

Godzilla vs. Kong Trailer Breakdown

The MonsterVerse has always tried to treat its CGI stars as characters in their own rights, and as a result, the Godzilla vs. Kong trailer spends quite a bit of time setting up Kong’s motives for the fight. He appears to be acting out of compassion, having formed a strong emotional bond with a girl on Skull Island, and Monarch used this girl to help capture him. The child is shown presenting a doll to Kong, and voice-overs reveal she is the only one Kong will actually communicate with.

A Tease Of The Plans For Mechagodzilla

The focus of Godzilla vs. Kong’s trailer is on the title match, but the official synopsis hints humans are the real villains – apparently “a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.” One-shot offers a sinister clue as to the nature of this conspiracy, revealing what appears to be the plans for Mechagodzilla.

“The Myths Are Real”

Godzilla vs. Kong Trailer Breakdown

We see in the trailer where we hear, “There was a war”, indicating the two titans in their mythological context. This revealed ancient humans worshiped the Titans, but some developed a method of telepathic communication with them, and consequently sought to control the beasts and weaponize them. There are disturbing parallels between this legend and Monarch’s attempt to use Kong against Godzilla, and indeed it’s possible the girl seen earlier in the trailer has a telepathic bond with Kong – akin to the character of Miki in the ’90s movies.

Kong Beholds a Deadly Axe

Merchandize for Godzilla Vs. Kong has suggested Kong will wind up using a weapon in his battle against Godzilla – a makeshift ax formed from one of Godzilla’s dorsal plates presumably ripped off during a brutal battle. This is confirmed in a single shot of the trailer, although again note the context is unknown; there are several UFOs around Kong, perhaps hinting this part of the battle inside the Hollow Earth. The ax’s shaft also appears to be a bone, glowing red, as if to denote belonging to a Titan with fire powers?

Kong Confronts Two New Titans, Nozuki And Warbat

Godzilla vs. Kong Trailer Breakdown

Merchandise leaks from earlier confirmed that Godzilla vs/ Kong will introduce two new Titans – Nozuki and Warbat. he first of these is a mysterious serpent-like creature with orange and yellow bat-like wings, reminiscent of Quetzalcoatl, one of the 11 missing Titans in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, while Warbat’s wings are red. It’s possible these are male and female Titans of the same species, akin to the two M.U.T.O.s seen in 2014’s Godzilla. The vegetation in this shot is interesting, reminiscent of a Jurassic environment, perhaps suggesting the Hollow Earth is a place where evolution has paused.

Kong’s Axe Absorbs Godzilla’s Atomic Breath

This is easily one of the most epic scenes in the trailer. The ax that we mentioned earlier is seen again, as Kong uses it in his battle against Godzilla, and it is noticeably seen that the ax is able to absorb Godzilla’s atomic breath. Until Kong is once again armed with the ax made from Godzilla’s dorsal plate. The Godzilla vs. Kong trailer ends with a shot reminiscent of an amusing scene in 1962’s King Kong Versus Godzilla, in which Kong shoved a tree down Godzilla’s throat – but this time it looks as though he’ll be using Godzilla’s dorsal plate, and it appears to be far more brutal.

A Glimpse Of A Ufo And The Hollow Earth

Godzilla vs. Kong Trailer Breakdown

This final section of the Godzilla vs. Kong trailer contains a number of mysteries – including what appears to be a UFO in the background. As we know that aliens were confirmed to exist in the Monsterverse, as we know that Ghidorah itself was an alien, and there have been speculation others exist in the Hollow Earth at the planet’s core. This is clearly an alien spaceship of some kind – note the blue energy emissions – so it may suggest the battle between Kong and Godzilla somehow heads to the Hollow Earth.

A Map Of Godzilla Attacks, Monarch Ties & Cover-Ups

The Godzilla vs. Kong trailer moves on to show an annotated map. It’s an amusing indicator of just how much the MonsterVerse has developed since 2014’s Godzilla since it can be contrasted quite effectively with Joe Brody’s conspiracy theory maps in that film. Now, the world is openly discussing Monarch, the existence of Titans, and the reasons for Godzilla’s rampage. A number of notes on the map refer to a company called Apex, believed to be a cybernetics company. Its possible Apex is the company constructing MechaGodzilla, and the real Godzilla’s attacks are on sites where Apex is conducting research.

Kong Issues A Challenge

Godzilla vs. Kong Trailer Breakdown

Kong displays typical gorilla behavior in issuing a challenge to Godzilla, attempting to assert his dominance. Godzilla, for his part, responds in kind – almost upending the aircraft carrier, and causing even Kong to flinch back in shock. Previous films have shown Godzilla is able to track Titans, so he may well have been lured into this battle. If so, the brief shot demonstrates just how foolish a decision the humans have made in taking the fight out into the depths of the sea; Godzilla is in his element, whereas Kong is restricted and can only depend on his brute strength, not his inventiveness or mastery of his environment.

Do you have any more story reveals? If yes, let us know about them in the comments! The epic showdown will hit theaters and HBO Max on March 26, 2021.

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