The production designers of Godzilla vs. Kong discuss creating the look of the film, citing Godzilla vs. Mothra and Godzilla vs. Destoroyah as influences.
Production designers on Godzilla vs. Kong reveal Godzilla vs. Mothra, and Godzilla vs. Destoroyah influenced the next blockbuster. The MonsterVerse Fight hits theaters and streaming next month. The Japanese trailer for the film shows Godzilla punching Kong.
When 2014 Godzilla made its debut, few could have predicted where the story would go. A central cinematic universe of monsters has not been seen since the beginning of the Godzilla films, despite the high demand for such a thing. Legendary’s MonsterVerse has revitalized not only King of the Monsters, but King Kong as well. A revenge between these two iconic creatures has been nothing but fan fiction for years. Soon it will become a reality. Godzilla vs. Kong, in many ways, is the culmination of any MonsterVerse movie before it. Marketing went full steam ahead with posters, trailers, and merchandise. However, something that hasn’t been overly discussed is the film’s development process. It will be interesting to hear how the film was envisioned from start to finish.
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during Collider Godzilla vs. Kong touring the set, production designers Tom Hammock and Owen Paterson discussed the look of the film. They watched 30 Godzilla movies, as well as all seven King Kong movies. The designers said they watched the movies to add Easter eggs Godzilla vs. Kong. As for specific influences, the designers noted Godzilla vs. Mothra, Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, and Shin godzilla.
Probably, Godzilla vs. Mothra refers to the 1992 film, not 1964 Mothra vs. Godzilla. Interestingly, there are some similarities with Godzilla vs. Kong In history. Godzilla vs. Mothra mentions an old conflict. Godzilla unleashes Hong Kong in Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. As for non-Godzilla and Kong inspirations, designers note Steven Spielberg War of the Worlds and Alien: Resurrection, especially the underwater cooking scene. Godzilla and Kong are seen fighting underwater in the Chinese poster.
It’s certainly good to hear people working on the iconic character adaptation go back and analyze the source material. Based on the images released so far, Godzilla vs. Kong respect the deductibles. You can feel the scale of the monsters, not unlike the reach of Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. Shin godzilla did an amazing job showing just how destructive Godzilla would be today if he went on a rampage in a city. Godzilla vs. Kong seeks to convey this as well, showing that humanity would be in grave danger if the giant reptile turned on them. Of course, it remains to be seen why Godzilla attacks. So far almost everything indicates Godzilla vs. Kong being the best of the MonsterVerse.
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- Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)Publication: March 31, 2021
Godzilla vs. Chinese Kong poster shows titans fighting underwater
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