Godzilla vs. Kong director says his Mechagodzilla inspired by Transformers

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

In a recent interview with Inverse, Godzilla vs. Kong writer-director Adam Wingard discussed what influenced his design for the more blocky version of Mechagodzilla in his most recent film, which differs a bit from its previous incarnations.

Here are some choice quotes from the prolific director:

I just always loved the simplicity of the [classic] ‘Transformers’ designs,” Wingard explained. “So I tried to create a look to the character that was punchy and just had a bit more simplicity. There’s an immediacy to his shape and outline.

I remember watching the third ‘Transformers’ movie in the theater,” Wingard recalls. “It was one of those things where I was with a date, and we got there late, and the only seats that were available were literally in the front row. And so I’m sitting there watching ‘Transformers 3’ in the front row, and I couldn’t tell what the hell was going on.”

The Transformers, they just looked like metal. They looked like a plane crash. So I thought, that’s the thing I wanted to avoid. They were too complex. There are too many moving parts, and I couldn’t latch on to anything. Nothing felt iconic with that Transformers design.

Meanwhile, Godzilla vs. Kong – starring Giant Lizard and Big Monkey – are currently stomping all over select theaters and HBO Max!

And here's the official synopsis for the film (beyond "they punch each other"):

Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home. Along for the ride is Jia, an orphaned girl who has a unique and powerful bond with the mighty beast. However, they soon find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla as he cuts a swath of destruction across the globe. The initial confrontation between the two titans — instigated by unseen forces — is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the planet.

So what do you guys think? Did you like the new design for Mechagodzilla? Either way, sound off below!

Source: Inverse

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