Godzilla vs. Kong: director says no director’s cut on the way

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

In a recent interview with Variety, Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard stated that there are no plans for a "director's cut" of the upcoming massive monster mash, despite the epic subject matter and the under two hour runtime.

Here's what the director had to say for himself:

A lot of the fans online were all asking me is this going to be a three-hour film? When it was announced that it was a little under two hours they immediately thought — when is the director’s cut coming out? I like movies under two hours. I think if you do a movie over two hours, you better have a damn good reason for it to be that long. At the end of the day, if you’re going to make this movie into three hours, you’re not going to get an extra hour of monsters fighting. You’re going to get an extra hour of people talking about monsters.

So there won’t be a Snyder Cut of “Godzilla vs. Kong”?

No Snyder Cut for me. This is it.

Honestly, I agree with him 100%. While I love a lot of over two (and even over three!) hour films, I – like Wingard – think the story absolutely has to justify it first. Because, oftentimes, "brevity is the soul of wit" (while many recent director's cuts lack both). But, regardless, this is a good sign for the film in my opinion, and I'm hoping that it's a rollicking time from start-to-finish!

Meanwhile, Godzilla vs. Kong – starring Giant Lizard and Big Monke – will smash into select theaters and HBO Max March 31st! And below is the official synopsis:

Legends collide as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans—instigated by unseen forces—is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.

So who do you think will win? Place your bets in the comments below!

Source: Variety

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