Godzilla vs. Kong: Monsterverse may continue after film’s global success

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

After Godzilla 2014 (watch it HERE) and Kong: Skull Island (watch that HERE) both ended up with box office hauls in the range of 524 to 567 million dollars, 2019's Godzilla: King of the Monsters (you can watch it HERE) disappointed when it topped out at 386 million – an amount that could have stopped Warner Bros. and Legendary's Monsterverse in its tracks if Godzilla vs. Kong hadn't already been in production. But now Godzilla vs. Kong has turned out to be a hit, and in the short time it's been out in the world it's already closing in on King of the Monsters' final amount, despite being released in this strange pandemic era where it's also available to watch on the HBO Max streaming service.

So even though Warner Bros. and Legendary have never said the Monsterverse would consist of anything more than Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and Godzilla vs. Kong, it's no surprise to hear that they're now thinking of ways to keep the series going.

Speaking with Deadline, Legendary CEO Josh Grode said, 

we have a number of ideas for more movies."

It's not much, but it's good news for fans who may have been worried that Godzilla vs. Kong would be the end of the Monsterverse. Judging by Grode's quote, it sounds like we could have several more Monsterverse movies to look forward to.

As for why Godzilla vs. Kong is doing so well, Grode told Deadline, 

We did a lot of analytics after King of the Monsters, and the audience showed that they wanted to see these monsters going at it. This movie gives the audiences what they want and we’re seeing the results of that."

Directed by Adam Wingard from a screenplay by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein (with Terry Rossio, Michael Dougherty, and Zach Shields earning story credit), Godzilla vs. Kong has the following synopsis:

In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into uncharted terrain and unearths clues to the Titans’ origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.

The film stars Alexander Skarsgard, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Eiza Gonzalez, Kaylee Hottle, Julian Dennison, Demian Bichir, Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, Lance Reddick, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, and Shun Oguri.

Source: Deadline

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