The upcoming Godzilla vs. Kong is the extremely anticipated fruits of Legendary’s MonsterVerse franchise that started in 2014 with Godzilla. Adam Wingard, who shall be helming GvK, not too long ago spoke to Collider in regards to the earlier film within the sequence, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and the way Godzilla Vs Kong will keep away from a serious drawback that audiences had with King of the Monsters.
“One of the reasons why [the studio] brought me on is I think a follow up to King of Monsters is because I am so different than [King of the Monsters director] Michael Dougherty as a director, I mean he definitely leans more into the kind of horror realm, and his approach to Godzilla is really kind of scary in a lot of ways, and I think that they knew that the next film after that had to be different regardless of how it was going to be received, and I think I was kind of chosen ultimately because my take was always going to be very tonally very enjoyable, and, colourful and all these sorts of issues.”
While Godzilla: King of the Monsters boasted some epic struggle scenes between Godzilla and King Ghidorah, audiences complained that enormous elements of the fights have been tough to view as a result of the scenes passed off at evening time, and an overuse of CGI particle results made every part on the display seem jumbled in.
In distinction, the struggle scenes from Godzilla vs. Kong which have appeared within the trailer are a lot clearer, happening in daylight, and even the struggle that takes place at evening is brightly lit because the big ape and the large lizard are combating within the midst of neon skyscrapers. According to Adam Wingard, he had already been creating the motion scenes to look the best way they do within the trailer, which additionally occurred to handle a number of the complaints that audiences had close to King of the Monsters.
“There wasn’t like a major course correction in terms of what the film was going to be about or how we had to approach certain action scenes or any of that kind of stuff, because fortunately we were kind of already doing our own thing and it just sort of matched up with what it felt like people had kind of been wanting anyways, you know, like, I mean, obviously I’m aware of like the… You know, some of the stuff where, you know, people felt like [King of the Monsters] was like too dark in places, or there was too many particle effects and stuff.”
So it appears GvK will provide higher lit struggle scenes than Kong of the Monsters, with much less particle results. Another main grievance that may hopefully be addressed is the tendency of films within the MonsterVerse to often lower away from epic struggle scenes between monsters to indicate the reactions of human characters to the brawl as an alternative. If Godzilla and King Kong are duking it out on the display, the very last thing we wish to see is the digicam abruptly lower away mid-scene to indicate a random human scientist gasping in horror on the sight of the carnage. Just present us the total carnage as an alternative, man.
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.