Godzilla vs. Kong: Adam Wingard describes Toho’s restrictions on Godzilla

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

In a recent interview with the ReelBlend podcastGodzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard (You're Next) described the specific restrictions and limitations the Japanese company Toho – who own the rights to the big, giant lizard – gave him while writing the script. Here's what Wingard said about those limitations, as well as how he was able to skirt around a lot of them:

One of [the rules], for instance, is (that) they don’t want Godzilla to emote. They see him as like this god-like force of nature, and so to them, it’s out of character if you have him reacting in a normal way to things. But, there’s always ways around it. We definitely have some moments where I think Godzilla is more emotive in this film than he has been in any of the MonsterVerse movies. We just had to get clever with it. And I think that sometimes that stuff is kind of presented to you in a very kind of brick-wall kind of way. But if you just do certain things, and present it to them just right, and if they’re on board with the movie, they seem to give us plenty of leeway.

And here's the official synopsis for the film:

The epic next chapter in the cinematic Monsterverse pits two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another – the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong – with humanity caught in the balance.

Meanwhile, Godzilla vs. Kong – starring Giant Lizard and Big Monke – is stomping all over select theater and HBO Max right now!

So did everyone see it yet? If so, how did you feel about Godzilla's characterization? Either way, sound off below!

Source: ReelBlend

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