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.
A trailer for Godzilla vs. Kong has arrived courtesy of IGN. In only a minute of footage, the trailer packs a lot of monster action into it and teases the reason why the Titans are fighting now. The very end of the trailer includes Rebecca Hall’s character saying that both Godzilla and Kong are viewed as Alpha Titans, but there’s only room for one Alpha Titan in this world. Check out the trailer below:
"We need Kong. The world needs him."
Watch two Alpha Titans continue to duke it out in this new trailer for Godzilla vs. Kong. 🦎💥🐒 pic.twitter.com/oLBEndkajT
— IGN (@IGN) March 19, 2021
If Godzilla vs. Kong’s new trailer is accurately laying out why the two Titans fight, it will explain a lot about why the brawl is only happening now in the MonsterVerse. Kong has been secluded on Skull Island for decades, but Godzilla only re-emerged semi-recently. As evident by Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ title, Gojira’s last appearance definitively made him the king of the monsters. All of the other Titans nearby bowed to him and acknowledged Godzilla’s place at the top.
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.”
However, 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.
This is definitely something to look forward to. First, Kong goes up against the two new mutants – Nozuki and Warbat, then Godzilla, and then maybe take on Mechagodzilla too. The CGI budget might as well just shoot through the roof. While the toy designs of Nozuki and Warbat were debuted some time ago, neither monster has appeared in a Toho movie to date. While Godzilla: King of the Monsters may have brought classic kaiju such as Rodan and King Ghidorah to the screen.
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.
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