Adam Wingard Has Monsterous Aspirations For ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’
Speaking with IGN at San Diego Comic-Con, director of Godzilla vs. Kong unleashed some exciting news about the Monsterverse mash-up.
While promoting his new film Death Note, Adam Wingard (You’re Next, Blair Witch, Pop Skull) explained where the film is in development. “It’s been a pleasure already in the first stages of it, having an excuse to go back and watch 30 Godzilla movies and justifying it to yourself,” said Wingard. “For me, it’s about taking the series to the next level.”
Expect to see King Kong grow from 100-foot height to something just under Godzilla’s reported 355-foot stature. The aftermentioned attention to detail is paying off as Adam Wingard also dived into concerns about the size difference between the monsters:
“They gave us a good out in Kong when they mentioned that Kong is still growing, but that’ll be a challenge we have to deal with, and we’re very aware of that issue.”
The upcoming 2020 release isn’t the first time these two icon monsters battled. In 1962, King Kong vs. Godzilla stomped into theaters. It became the third film in both franchises and started a career-long rivalry.
Godzilla will star in a film before Godzilla vs. Kong. This 2018 release is titled Godzilla: King of Monsters and will feature iconic characters like Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah. It follows 2014’s Godzilla and this year’s Kong: Skull Island. The film’s cast includes Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Kyle Chandler (Bloodline), and Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), and will be directed by Michael Dougherty (Krampus).
Godzilla vs. Kong is set for release on May 22nd, 2020. The film takes place in Legendary Entertainment’s cinematic universe dubbed Monsterverse.
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