Monsters Come To Life As Godzilla Vs. Kong Enters Production
Let the battles begin.
The "massive monster brawl movie" that director Adam Wingard (Blair Witch, Death Note) teased back in 2017 has finally begun production. According to Screen Rant, Warner Bros. has announced that Godzilla vs. Kong's production is officially underway.
In addition to announcing that the film has entered production, Warner Bros. has released Godzilla vs. Kong's official plot synopsis. As stated, the film will see the legendary monsters face each other with Earth as the battleground. Monarch, a top-secret organization first introduced in Legendary Pictures' 2014 Godzilla and that later appeared in 2017's Kong: Skull Island, will embark on an expedition to uncover the truth behind the behemoths' origins. You can read the full synopsis below:
In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity's fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into uncharted terrain and unearths clues to the Titans' origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.
Warner Bros. has also made some casting announcements in recent months. In addition to the titular monsters, Godzilla vs. Kong will include Alexander Skarsgård (Zoolander and Zoolander 2, Battleship), Eiza González (Horton Hears a Who!, Baby Driver), Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3, Transcendence), Brian Tyree Henry (White Boy Rick, Widows), Kyle Chandler (Zero Dark Thirty, The Wolf of Wall Street), and more. Millie Bobby Brown of Stranger Things fame is reported to reprise her role from Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which is scheduled to debut in theatres in May 2019.
This upcoming film won't be the first time the two have battled each other. Fans of the MonsterVerse will remember 1962's King Kong vs. Godzilla. Unlike that film, which didn't have a clear winner, Godzilla vs. Kong will see a definitive victor emerge--at least according to Wingard. "I do want there to be a winner," Wingard told Entertainment Weekly during the release of 2017's Death Note. "The original film was very fun, but you feel a little let down that the movie doesn’t take a definitive stance. People are still debating now who won in that original movie, you know. So, I do want people to walk away from this film feeling like, Okay, there is a winner."
We'll have to see who Wingard crowns the definitive winner when Godzilla vs. Kong hits theatres in May 2020.
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