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The Monsterverse is Restored! GvK Director Adam Wingard in Talks For Follow-Up! (Could Be Son of Kong)

ManaByte

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Given King of the Monsters’ less-than-stellar results, Legendary insiders had viewed Godzilla vs. Kong as perhaps the end of the current version of the franchise, even as executives believed they had saved the best for last. But then Godzilla vs. Kong opened.

The movie, which bowed stateside March 31 to $31.6 million, has crossed $400 million globally. It is the top-grossing Hollywood-produced movie released since the pandemic upended the movie business. And it has yet to open in multiple larger markets, among them the U.K., Brazil and Japan. It also marks the second-best performance in the four-movie MonsterVerse franchise, trailing only Kong: Skull Island’s 2017 tally of $566 million.

Now, instead of winding down the franchise, Godzilla vs. Kong may ramp it up. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Legendary is quietly taking steps to stretch the series into one or more installments, entering early talks with Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard to return for another round of monster-on-monster mayhem. If a deal closes, Wingard would be the first helmer to return to the monster fold since Godzilla kicked off the Legendary partnership with Japan’s Toho in 2014 with $524 million in global receipts.

However, Wingard (CAA, Grandview, Morris Yorn) is said to have been very involved in creating Godzilla vs. Kong set-pieces as well as the world-building for the movie’s Hollow Earth plotline, and he and Legendary have been cooking up plenty of ideas already. In fact, one possible title being floated internally? Son of Kong.
 

godhandiscen

There are millions of whiny 5-year olds on Earth, and I AM THEIR KING.
King of Monsters and GvK were not as great as the original two for each monster.

Also, funny that they don’t see the performance of Skull Island and realize that it isn’t about the monsters, but the adventure, and the last two movies failed to deliver on that.
 
King of Monsters and GvK were not as great as the original two for each monster.

Also, funny that they don’t see the performance of Skull Island and realize that it isn’t about the monsters, but the adventure, and the last two movies failed to deliver on that.
Just rewatched skull island. That's a good ass movie from start to finish. I think the premise is a lot easier to pull off than GVK but it's pretty stark how unrewatchable GVK is. You just rewatch the 2 fights a couple times and the movie becomes useless.
 

Xenon

Member
Just rewatched skull island. That's a good ass movie from start to finish. I think the premise is a lot easier to pull off than GVK but it's pretty stark how unrewatchable GVK is. You just rewatch the 2 fights a couple times and the movie becomes useless.

I know this is an unpopular opinion but Skull Island is using my favorite of all the new monster movies. The Godzilla movies are far too serious for their own good. Maybe it just has more to do with the humans in that movie being more interesting, or entertaining.
 
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CloudNull

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Godzilla versus Kong was one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. On a logical level the story falls apart instantly but it was very entertaining. A lot of surprises that I was not expecting.

I really hope they make a sequel.

The cinematography was on point as well. Many of the scenes in the movie could easily be desktop backgrounds.
 
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OmegaSupreme

advanced basic bitch
huzzah GIF
 

SJRB

Gold Member
I'm always down for more monster movies.

More crazy monster movies, less suffer porn please, Hollywood.
 

RJMacready73

Gold Member
Skull island was just a perfect monster movie done right with actual human characters you liked and got behind, Jackson was just utterly brilliant in this and with Kong playing second fiddle to the human story it all just worked so much better than the Godzilla movies which I also enjoyed but they're not in the same league
 
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