Currently, the giant lizard continues to fight for supremacy in “King Of The Monsters.” In “Godzilla vs. Kong “the next challenger is already waiting. Director Michael Dougherty now revealed why we shouldn’t rule out the primate just yet.
Godzilla, Japan’s favorite monster, currently has his hands and claws full in “Godzilla 2: King Of The Monsters” to restore natural order on earth. With the three-headed King Ghidorah, the prehistoric giant meets one of his greatest and most iconic adversaries. But the competition doesn’t sleep either. In “Godzilla Vs. Kong,” the next offshoot of Warner’s MonsterVerse, the giant monkey we already know from “Kong: Skull Island” is waiting for his chance to prove himself.
Many are probably now wondering what Kong can do against a Godzilla almost four times his size with his atomic breath. Director Michael Dougherty, who not only directed “Godzilla 2,” but also wrote the script for “Godzilla Vs. Kong,” now gives the answer. In an interview with Bloody disgusting talks about the audience’s expectations for the next meeting.
“Godzilla Vs. Kong” = David vs. Goliath?
At first glance, a fight between Godzilla and Kong doesn’t really seem fair. Dougherty is aware of this too, but finds this aspect particularly interesting: “I think the fight is so exciting precisely because we are witnessing a possible losers fight. It’s almost like ‘David versus Goliath’. Everyone immediately thinks that Kong has no chance against Godzilla’s radioactive breath. “ Dougherty also sees a simple solution to the drastic size difference. Because in “Kong: Skull Island” Kong was still a teenager. Meanwhile, nearly forty years have passed, in which the primacy was able to adequately increase in size and weight.
As a primate, Kong is not to be underestimated regardless of his size. “Kong is very smart “says Dougherty. “Like other primates, it can also use tools for its own purposes. In addition, it is fast and agile. “
That’s why Godzilla fights Kong
Of course, first and foremost, it looks incredibly cool when two giants like Godzilla and Kong have a showdown. Michael Dougherty also sees something like fate in the meeting: “It’s almost like I’m in the stars. Kong was an inspiration to Godzilla for a reason. When Japanese filmmakers saw ‘King Kong’ they were so impressed that they joined ‚Godzilla‘ he provided his own answer to the giant. It is almost destiny. “
But also from a narrative point of view it makes perfect sense that two “hyper-aggressive animals that defend their territory “, shock. “They both consider themselves the rightful rulers of an entire species, so it is quite possible that they are not just meeting for afternoon tea.” so Dougherty.
The meeting of the two iconic cinematic monsters has to wait until 2020. Until then, Godzilla can warm up a bit with the fight against King Ghidorah in “Godzilla 2: King Of The Monsters”, which has been in German theaters from May 30, 2019.
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