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.
The two giant monsters will finally collide later this month when Godzilla vs. Kong releases in theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously. Ever since the movie was announced, fans have had two major questions about Godzilla and Kong’s fight. Sides have been drawn in support of why each Titan should be the winner in the monster throwdown, and Godzilla vs. Kong has used its marketing to highlight examples of how each could get the better of the other. The other question that fans have debated is what draws Godzilla and Kong to battle after all these years. There have been theories that Godzilla is under the control of another force or actually Mechagodzilla in disguise.
Legendary’s official Weibo account shared the last Godzilla vs. Kong trailer before the film debuts March 31 in theaters and on HBO Max. The one-minute and 23-second video feature lots of never-before-seen footage, which includes an ending that introduces Mechagodzilla. Check out the trailer below:
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Mechagodzilla’s spiked back begins to rise up out of the opening with fog surrounding it. Finally, we get an up-close look at Mechagodzilla’s eye as its activated and begins to shine bright red. The last shot is of one of the mechanical beast’s clawed feet slamming on the metal ground. Eagle-eyed fans were able to catch what is believed to be a scene of Mechagodzilla in the first Godzilla vs. Kong trailer in January. The scene saw citizens running away from massive destruction taking place, with some type of mechanical monster roaring in the background. A recently-released Godzilla vs. Kong teaser video put a spotlight on the behemoths’ underwater fight and their throwdown in a neon-lit city.
Some of the highlights included Kong kicking Godzilla in the face underwater and then delivering another haymaker as they swam to the top. As for their city fight, that footage ended with Godzilla getting a bus tossed at him by Kong. The synopsis reads, “Legends collide in Godzilla vs. Kong as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans — instigated by unseen forces — is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.”
Kong was nowhere to be seen in the sequel and might only leave Skull Island now to challenge Godzilla’s rule. While the fight to be the true Alpha might be how Godzilla vs. Kong’s plot kicks off, the movie very well could reveal that two Alphas are necessary. It is widely expected that Godzilla and Kong will have to work together at the end of the movie to take down a common enemy. Every leak and a few teases from the trailers point to Mechagodzilla being the foe that unites the two Alphas.
Godzilla vs. Kong is more than just a simple crossover. It’s the entire MonsterVerse going bonkers, everyone coming in from everywhere and the fight to be the mightiest is on the table. Being Kong, he does not answer anyone. Whereas Godzilla was regarded as the King of Monsters in Godzilla: King of Monsters, when every monster came out from the shadows and bowed their head in respect to the mighty giant. Legendary and Warner Bros. launched the MonsterVerse in 2014 with the release of Godzilla and continued the franchise a few years later with Kong: Skull Island. Once both Gojira and King Kong had their solo films, Godzilla: King of the Monsters was used to lay the groundwork for them to collide.
Directed by Adam Wingard and written by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein, Godzilla vs. Kong stars Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall and Brian Tyree Henry. The film arrives in theaters and on HBO Max on March 31.