I saw Godzilla vs. Kong this past weekend and enjoyed the film, despite its many, many flaws. There is no word on whether or not Hollywood will continue this Monsterverse series, but I hope they do because these modern Godzilla movies are fun overall! With no word on what comes next, I am left to speculate and propose what we’ll see next.
Bring me Gigan!
The big alien beasty with blade arms and a buzzsaw stomach and the Cyclops visor first appeared in the classic Toho film Godzilla vs. Gigan, one of my favorites as a child. The movie featured Godzilla and Anguirus teaming up to take on the alien team of King Ghidorah and the new baddy, Gigan. The monster is, quite notably, an alien, and that’s where I think this franchise has to go next.
Godzilla vs. Kong leaned heavily into the goofier Godzilla classics. This franchise is no longer the tense, realism-based horror movie of the 2014 reboot. It’s big, silly, monster-bashing fun!
But rather than focus the next film on Hollow Earth, let’s look to the stars to a full-on alien invasion!
What better way to make Godzilla the hero? What better reason to have Godzilla, Kong, Mothra and Anguirus team up than to expel some alien invaders and their monster champion?
Aliens have already been part of the franchise. I recently rewatched Godzilla: King of the Monsters and they quite clearly say that Ghidorah came from outer space. So the seeds have been planted. Let’s take that to the next level for the next big movie.
I also just want to see the modern, detailed interpretation of that silly Gigan monster costume. I want a realistic-looking buzzsaw stomach!
Behold! The rematch of the century! The slobberknocker to end all slobberknockers! Godzilla is gonna fight King Kong once again on the big screen! And for some reason, the first trailer seems to favor Kong…
What’s up with that?! The movie clearly appears to favor King Kong! Hello?! Godzilla is far more popular! Godzilla is our boy! Our collective boy! We should all be in Godzilla’s corner. But I suppose we’re going to have to watch the movie to find out what really happens.
Also, it seems another generic white male actor has been brought in to star in the film. What is up with that? Are they supposed to be interchangeable? And even though Millie Bobby Brown is coming back, and even though Godzilla: King of the Monsters introduced those Mothra twins, we apparently still need a white male as the lead character?
What’s up with that?
Godzilla vs. Kong is coming to both theaters and HBO Max at the same time on March 26.
Yesterday’s comic news cornucopia was abuzz with announcements of a Godzilla vs. Kong movie, a Y: The Last Man TV show and two official X-Men shows about Legion and the Hellfire Club. The news was everywhere.
But here’s the thing: I’ll believe’em when I see’em.
All of these announcements could be true…or they could just be the same type of announcement we always get. Where’s the Booster Gold TV show that was announced? Where are the Lobo and Metal Men and Justice League Dark movies that were announced? Where’s the Y: The Last Man movie that was announced?
The only project I actually believe will happen is Godzilla vs. Kong, but even then, I’m skeptical. These announcements happen all the time and few of them ever come to pass. So by all means, they can announce whatever they want. But let’s see them put their money where their announcements are!
Also, seriously, Legion and the Hellfire Club?! FOX has access to the entire X-Men library and they chose the two dumbest things to make shows out of? Where’s my X-Factor detective show, dammit?!