Two of the biggest science fiction monsters of all time are set to collide in a brand new film called Godzilla vs. Kong, premiering on March 26, 2021.
Godzilla vs. Kong will premiere for many on March 26, 2021, and will not only be a remake of the original King Kong vs. Godzilla film released in 1962 but also a sequel to the last Godzilla film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019). This will be the third film in the revived Godzilla franchise and will feature the return of some of the cast members from the previous films, namely Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, and Zhang Ziyi.
The film will also serve as a sequel to Kong: Skull Island (2017), though no returning characters from that film have been announced to return for the sequel.
While some may not consider Kaiju movies or Godzilla movies specifically science fiction, there is a debate that they should be considered. After all, Godzilla was a by-product of radiation from nuclear tests, so that does count.
Though this version of the monster is less clear on who or how it was created.
The trailer itself is beyond exciting. It pitches the notion early on that Godzilla is acting against its nature and is lashing out. On the flip side, Kong is being brought over from Skull Island to presumably be a safety measure for the King of the Monsters.
Kong meets his lizard rival while on the sea, being transported on a transport vessel, where the two monsters meet in a scene that already had me beyond excited. The trailer goes on to show amazing shots of Japan, hinting that the battle may happen in Tokyo or another major metropolitan area that the famed lizard terrorized for decades.
The film also showcases the ability of Kong to think and create, making a large ax that he uses at one point in the trailer, striking down the giant lizard as he’s about to use his atomic breath.
The film delivers all the notes of a film that features giant monsters battling it out. The only way it could get even more hyped at this point is if the universe of Pacific Rim is also introduced. After all, what’s better than a giant ape and lizard fighting one another? A giant ape and lizard fighting a giant robot.
Though, you could always just introduce the Mecha-Godzilla character.