Warner Bros’ “Godzilla vs. Kong” is expected to hit theaters in May 2021. Apart from the release date, there’s much we can tell for certain about one of the most anticipated movies of the year. Just as interesting is that, as the entertainment industry demonstrates, titans clashing with humans or each other remains a concept that inspires awe and creates Box Office hits.
While some studios choose to release their key movies on streaming services, like in the case of “Mulan” and Disney+, Warner Bros is preparing a major string of big screen launches to leave audiences reeling. “The Batman”, “The Flash”, and “The Many Saints of Newark”, a prequel to HBO’s “The Sopranos”, are only a few Warner Bros works to look forward to.
Some will reach all the way into 2022, but they should all be well worth the wait. Their creators see these movies as cinema material first and streaming service second. Fortunately, until “Godzilla vs. Kong” and its fellow blockbusters see the light of day, there’s plenty of information and relevant entertainment to keep us busy.
‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Details
What we know so far is that the movie sounds like a feast for the souls of MonsterVerse fans. Despite mixed reviews of the growing franchise’s previous installments, there’s no arguing that the film universe’s recreations of classic monsters beat all. And this is what the next project is aiming for once again, the primeval battle of the century.
How and why Godzilla and Kong will come to meet is yet unclear, but the scenario is rumored to be bringing in more new creatures; like Warbat, Titanus Behemoth, and maybe a reanimation of King Ghidorah. It also includes a bit more of a plot, involving Monarch’s deeper study of the monsters’ origins, while also dealing with a human plan to destroy them all.
Millie Bobby Brown, Zhang Ziyi, Alexander Skarsgård, Kyle Chandler, and Rebecca Hall lead an exciting cast. Adam Wingard directs the screenplay written by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein. Tom Holkenborg is responsible for the epic music score, which will apparently feature an eight-foot-wide bass drum. So, expect a heart-pounding experience.
At the end of the day, the popularity of the monster universe coming together thanks to Warner Bros is hardly a surprise. Moviegoers have always enjoyed a good thrill, and there’s nothing like the humbling effect of watching titans flex their teeth and muscles. For decades now, they’ve attracted people’s attention in every aspect of the entertainment industry.
Think of “Monster Hunter” and the gigantic Adamantoise in “Final Fantasy XV”. Facing down such enemies has made some of the most memorable battles in RPG and action video gaming history, a decades-old affair. Even “Gorilla Chief 2“, a wild adventure among themed online slots, features a ferocious King Kong variation of its own. Alongside other vivid elements reminiscent of an African jungle, his presence alone wins over many of the platform’s visitors; over a million, and counting.
Fans of titans are everywhere, not just the movie industry- although it happily encourages the trend with each production. Apart from the MonsterVerse’s upcoming project, “Rampage” and “The Meg” also come to mind. The latter could actually be scarier than most with its slightly more honest depiction of one of Earth’s ancient apex predators, the Megalodon.
With the world still very much in love with monsters, there’s little concern over whether or not “Godzilla vs. Kong” will leave an impression. At the end of the day, the executive decision to stick with cinema releases is a wise one, as a small screen is unlikely to do the film justice. What matters is that Warner Bros’ colossal protagonists are set to arrive at a very eager audience.