Godzilla vs. Kong Promises to Be ‘Massive Monster Brawl Movie’

Posted 2017/08/18 2342 0

The director revealed how the massive the movie’s action will be.


Godzilla vs. Kong will pit the latest versions of the classic movie monsters against each other in what many expect will be a destructive brawl. Speaking in an interview with ScreenCrush, director Adam Wingard revealed that more than the two title monsters are going to get in on the action;

“It’s a massive monster brawl movie. There’s lots of monsters going crazy on each other, but at the end of the day I want there to be an emotional drive to it. I want you to be emotionally invested in them. I think that’s what’s going to make it really cool.”

With Death Note under his belt now, Wingard is widely seen as a strong choice for directorial duties and in the interview he also indicates it’s important to him to make the audience empathize with the monsters. In fact he goes as far to say that he wants people “teary eyed” at the end of the movie, and wants them to be as attached to the creatures as they would be with the human characters. Wingard also commented on the importance of balancing the darkness of the subject matter with a sense of fun for audiences of all ages:

“Godzilla has gone through so many iterations. He’s been a bad guy, he’s been a good guy, he’s been a conflicted guy. There’s so many different things you can do with it, but it’s not drawing on one core story and its always been about the evolution of the character. They’re going in a great direction with it so far. I just went on the set of “Godzilla 2,” got to peak in on that and it looks totally awesome and the vibe that they’re going for is great. It’s a cool tradition to jump into, but it’s also one of those things where at a certain point you have to take it very seriously. Even though these are big, wild monster movies the origin of that is really from World War II and Hiroshima. If you watch that first film it’s really a sad movie. It’s a really depressing exploration of that, so you always have to remember at the end of the day the reason you’re here is because a major catastrophe took place. There’s this underlying darkness under it all, but at the end of the day it is for kids as well. Its evolved into this whole other thing that means so many things to different people.”

Before the King of the Monsters takes on King Kong, audiences will be treated to a sequel to Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla film, Godzilla 2, which will be released in theaters on March 22, 2019.