Looks like Warner Bros is in the mood of expanding its MonsterVerse saga. The studio has ordered a new movie in the franchise even after the borderline success of the recent installments. The narrative of this latest movie is shrouded in secrecy for the time being. It will be the fifth installment in Legendary’s current MonsterVerse series.
Godzilla Vs Kong released on 24th March 2021 and was a commercial success despite Covid restrictions. Critics gave the picture largely good reviews, subsequently praising the visuals and action sequences meanwhile criticizing the human characters. It shattered multiple pandemic box offices, grossing around $468.2 million globally on a budget of $155–200 million. The studio has now put its trust in the upcoming sequel of the franchise.
Godzilla vs. Kong Sequel In The Works
According to latest reports, the successor to Godzilla vs. Kong may begin production in Australia later this year. Godzilla vs. Kong is the fourth entry in Legendary Entertainment’s MonsterVerse, and it pits the two titular giants against each other in an epic fight. The picture follows the story of Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and became a worldwide box office success, grossing over $469 million worldwide.
According to government agency Screen Queensland, the confirmed sequel to Godzilla vs. Kong will start shooting later this year in Queensland, Australia. Per the State Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, the film’s shoot will take place in a number of sites around the Gold Coast and the southeast. Palaszczuk stated that the initiative will be extremely beneficial to the country, saying:
“The production is expected to inject more than double the $36.5 million that Godzilla Vs Kong brought to the state and is a welcome boost to our economy as we recover from the impacts of the global pandemic and southeast Queensland flooding events. These types of productions benefit our screen industry, deliver local jobs, and provide a welcome boost to our small businesses and communities in and around our production sites.”
The MonsterVerse Movie Has A Steller Star Cast
Adam Wingard, who is most known for creating movies like You’re Next, The Guest, and Death Note, will direct the upcoming film. Millie Bobby Brown, Alexander Skarsgard, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, Lance Reddick, and Kyle Chandler appeared in Godzilla vs. Kong. These characters will most likely reprise their roles in the upcoming film.
Godzilla vs. Kong 2 is continuing forward, per the latest study from Deadline. Godzilla vs. Kong and Kong: Skull Island filmed in the same area, generated significant economic benefits and hundreds of employment for local personnel. The premise of the future sequel, as well as who would be directing it, are still unclear.
What Adam Wingard Had To Say About The Sequel
Although Wingard has not stated that he will return to direct Godzilla vs. Kong sequel, he has previously indicated enthusiasm in the franchise and said he would “absolutely love to continue” with it. The unveiling of the Flat Earth that is a massive underground ecosystem. Which contains giants comparable to Kong and Godzilla. It is possibly one of the most intriguing concepts to be explored further in a sequel to Godzilla vs. Kong. Wingard previously stated that he would like to learn more about the Hollow Earth. He added, “There’s a lot more work to be done there, in my opinion. This is the pre-history of Planet Earth, from whence all giants sprung.”
The sequel news broke after the report came that Apple is working on a new Monsterverse series. The name and release date of the upcoming sequel is not final yet.