Godzilla vs. Kong’s trailers tell us something about the plot. We see Godzilla coming back, and people particularly wondering why the Godzilla is recklessly hurting people. In the trailer, we can also see a particular team working towards solving the said mystery. This trailer definitely has to be one of the craziest ones out there, mainly because it shows the many sides of both the characters – Godzilla, and Kong. It is pretty clear that the world is basically depending on Kong to save them from destruction. The film’s trailers have hinted at a cybernetic kaiju of some sort entering the fray, which many fans believed to be Mechagodzilla. However, it seems that a different robotic monster from the Toho canon is making its way to Godzilla vs. Kong.
There were a lot of easter eggs in the show, and we have done an intense trailer breakdown for our readers to enjoy. But here, we will focus on one of the many hints that have got our attention, and that is the welcoming of Mechagodzilla. Yes, you heard it right, we might just see the ferocious Godzilla’s nemesis, MechaGodzilla, in action against the mighty King Of Monsters, Godzilla. There are theories that suggest that Skullcrawler is also making its way back to the plot and that in the end, Godzilla and Kong would have to team up. Other theories suggest that this is where one of the beasts will be put to the rest by the other. The teaser also hints at the ancient myths and history of the ‘war’ that took place. More surprisingly, we also see Kong use a deadly ax during the battle, an ax that can absorb Godzilla’s atomic breath.
Reporting from an official set visit to the production of Godzilla vs. Kong, Collider has confirmed the existence of a mecha-titan with King Ghidorah’s head.
“We walked on to the set, and there was a gigantic Ghidorah skull that had been wired up and made technological,” collider’s Matt Goldberg wrote.
“It’s one of the cooler sets I’ve been on as it looks like they had taken the organic matter of Ghidorah and mechanized it into some new kind of mechanized creature.”
For fans of Toho’s back catalog of Godzilla films, that reveal points in one direction – the theatrical return of Mecha-King Ghidorah. What role the new Mecha-Ghidorah will play in Godzilla vs. Kong remains to be seen. Collider’s visit confirmed theories that Apex will be a villainous presence in the MonsterVerse, and their apparent technological capabilities make them the most likely candidates for creating a giant cyborg monster. That suggests that Godzilla: King of the Monsters villain Alan Jonah is likely working with Apex behind the scenes, as he acquired Ghidorah’s head at the end of King of the Monsters. He might even be involved in Godzilla’s sudden violent rampage.
Question that arises is, what does Mecha-Ghidorah’s inclusion mean for Mechagodzilla’s chances of showing up? The latter kaiju could indeed still appear, and fans have even theorized that the Godzilla seen in the trailer footage is Mechagodzilla in disguise. A proper fight between Godzilla and Kong has been promised, so that certainly isn’t a guarantee, but it does leave a lot of potential on the table. A two-on-two battle of Godzilla and Kong vs. MechaGodzilla and Mecha-King Ghidorah is a longshot.
Mechagodzilla’s possible appearance in Godzilla vs. Kong has already been speculated by fans since rumors have been floating around for a while now. Though Mechagodzilla was originally written as an extraterrestrial being, subsequent films depicted the giant, Godzilla-like creature as synthetic kaiju manufactured by humans. On that same note, Mechagodzilla’s MonsterVerse origin was also hinted at in the trailer. Earlier there have been speculations on who the real villain is in Godzilla vs Kong. 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.
Godzilla vs Kong is rated PG-13 and is described in the following manner,
“In a new world where man and monster now coexist, Monarch must lead the way to a prosperous future alongside the Titans, keeping humanity in check. However, rival factions that want to manipulate the Titans for war begin to rise under the guise of a nefarious conspiracy, threatening to wipe out all life on the planet. Meanwhile, on Skull Island, strange seismic activity draws the attention of Godzilla and Kong alike.”
At the very least, MonsterVerse fans can look forward to a new version of Mecha-Ghidorah when Godzilla vs. Kong releases in theaters and on HBO Max on March 31.