When Godzilla vs. Kong debuts in theaters and on HBO Max on March 31, it marks the fourth movie in Legendary’s MonsterVerse, together with the third look of this American iteration of the swole lizard, and the second for this bushy ape from Skull Island. In phrases of franchise team-ups, it’s a pair movies shy of an MCU part, however director Adam Wingard stated he got down to create a “legitimate sequel,” and keep away from the issues of Toho’s 1962 movie, King Kong vs. Godzilla—in addition to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Though Wingard is thought for R-rated horror movies like You’re Next, The Guest, and Blair Witch, in a latest interview with a gaggle of journalists, he calls Godzilla vs. Kong “the most Adam Wingard movie I [could] make.” Noting that even his horror films have an “action movie kind of feel to them,” he provides he loves sequels equivalent to Terminator 2 and Aliens, which each upped the motion quotient whereas feeling apiece with what got here earlier than.
It’s by the identical logic that Wingard suggests 1962’s King Kong vs. Godzilla didn’t really feel reliable to him. Whereas the Godzilla in these movies had already been established, and appears much like his earlier movies, “this was sort of a new King Kong.”
“This was the first Toho version,” he says. “He looks a little weird, if I have to be honest, and he’s not stop-motion either, you know? So he feels like a totally new character.”