Godzilla vs. Kong is set to hit the theatres and HBO Max on March 31. As the King of Monsters, Godzilla has, to varying degrees, maintaining a balance between humans, kaiju, and Earth. Godzilla would no doubt be infuriated that humans had stolen Ghidora’s severed head in King of the Monsters and that they are now creating kaiju of their own. Yet another explanation is that it’s not actually Godzilla terrorizing cities – it’s Mechagodzilla. In the second shot of the trailer, there’s a brief glimpse of a monster that could be Mechagodzilla. A metallic-looking, Godzilla-like kaiju rampages through a city and appears to glow red, but the MonsterVerse’s Godzilla glows blue.
Perceived as the villain is Godzilla, who has turned against human civilization for mysterious reasons. The fight on top of the battleship in the first trailer also hints at Godzilla being the instigator of the conflict with Kong. It appears their clash with each other will stem from an ancient rivalry that’s been going on for thousands of years. Apparently, their ancestors were involved in a Titan War, and now the two will be continuing their fight. Godzilla vs. Kong is expected to take Kong and the humans on a journey to learn more about this Titan War, discovering the truth about the origins of the Titans and exploring the Hollow Earth.
The footage shown between 1:27 to 1:29 could be taken from Godzilla vs. Kong’s ending [via YouTube]. Here, four of the human characters seem to be at an outpost in a snowy environment. It can be assumed by the emphatic hand gestures of Jia (Kaylee Hottle), the girl who can speak to Kong via sign language, that it’s the Titan who has their attention. The next shot shows Kong standing in the snow, presumably looking back at them. It’s possible what this footage is actually showing is the humans bidding farewell to Kong, whose battle with Godzilla has recently concluded. That does seem plausible since this location doesn’t look to be the setting for any of the action shown off in the multiple trailers and TV spots. That could be because this place is only visited in the movie’s final minutes.
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.”
It could be that Skull Island will be destroyed early in Godzilla vs Kong. Details about the plot have revealed the movie will begin with efforts to stop a “global threat” on Skull Island, which is the location of an entry point to the Hollow Earth tunnels [via ComingSoon.net]. The island, which has been described as an example of what happens when the world of the Hollow Earth could expand to the surface, could become a target of the humans. They could believe Skull Island’s mere existence puts them all in danger.
One possible option for that is the Hollow Earth itself, since that may be where his ancestors are originally from, but this snowy environment may ultimately be chosen instead. As for how the humans get him there, that too many have been teased by previously released footage. Some trailers have shown an unconscious Kong carried by flying vehicles over an ice-covered land-mass. It’s possible that if Kong falls to Godzilla or Mechagodzilla, Monarch will retrieve him while’s he’s recovering from his wounds and take him to a new home.
The MonsterVerse has a history of killing off major human characters; Bryan Cranston’s Joe Brody didn’t even make it to the halfway mark of 2014’s Godzilla, and only a handful of the protagonists of Kong: Skull Island got off the island. Plus, King of the Monsters featured the death of Dr. Serizawa (Ken Watanabe). Since it’s likely this will be repeated in Godzilla vs. Kong, it’s worth wondering which characters will survive the story. If this scene really is from the ending, then it may shed some light on that. Jia, Nathan (Alexander Skarsgård), Ilene (Rebecca Hall), and Maia (Eiza González) are all present in this clip, which means that most of Team Kong may escape the conflict unscathed.
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