The upcoming Godzilla Vs Kong guarantees to be the best matchup of all time for the 2 legendary monster characters from the East and West. Hollywood has dipped its toes in epic matchups earlier than, extra lately with Batman v. Superman, which noticed the Dark Knight going toe-to-toe in opposition to the Man of Steel. In a latest interview with Collider, Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard revealed one specific facet of BvS that he tried to keep away from for his upcoming movie.
“Batman versus Superman to use it as an example, and this is just my opinion, but my issue with that movie is really that it’s a new Batman. It’s Ben Affleck is Batman, and it’s… And up until then Christian Bale was the definitive Batman, and so it felt like, okay, now that we’re doing Batman versus Superman, we’re also restarting Batman. So this feels like a different universe, which it is, and so this is a different Batman. So it doesn’t have that kind of like, this is the ultimate match up of these characters. There’s something off about it, and so going into [Godzilla vs. Kong], I didn’t want that feeling.”
The remarks from Adam Wingard have been made in connection to the design of the large ape and the large lizard for his or her new movie. Some followers have complained that Godzilla’s measurement seems to have modified to make him extra equal to Kong bodily. According to Wingard, the design for each the behemoths is in line with their earlier appearances in Legendary’s MonsterVerse franchise.
“Normally like the legendary would allow the directors to put their spin on Godzilla and I could’ve changed them. I like how [Godzilla: King of the Monsters director Michael] Dougherty kind of updated them with the classic maple leafs on his back. But for me, it was, I wanted this to feel like the Godzilla that we’ve been used to for the last few movies, and I wanted Kong to feel like the Kong that we had in Skull Island so that when they fought it really felt like this was really them going at each other. So that was one of the main things going into it, and, you know, yeah, that would be one of my absolute sticking points is even though I probably would have liked to, for instance, made Godzilla’s head a little bit bigger, his head’s a little small, you know? That complaint is not lost on me, but at the end of the day, it’s like, “This is the Godzilla that we have now right here, that is the legendary Godzilla, and… let’s have a look at how he matches up with King Kong. Let’s not attempt to like, change it up and do one thing totally different.”
Directed by Adam Wingard and written by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein, Godzilla vs. Kong stars Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, and Brian Tyree Henry. The movie arrives in theaters and on HBO Max on March 31. This information originated at Collider.