‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ International Trailer Features a Monster-Sized Spoiler
We’re closer than ever to Godzilla vs. Kong, the latest entry in the MonsterVerse that will pit two chonky boys against each other amidst a backdrop of destruction. The marketing for Godzilla vs. Kong has been constant and consistent over the last few weeks, and as we head into the home stretch, here’s yet another trailer!
This is an international trailer that popped-up on Legendary’s Weibo account, and it features a pretty big spoiler, and I mean that both literally and figuratively. So if you’re trying to go into Godzilla vs. Kong unspoiled you probably shouldn’t watch this one.
Still here? Okay, well, don’t say I didn’t warn you. For a while now there’s been plenty of speculation that Godzilla vs. Kong would feature Mechagodzilla, a giant robotic version of Godzilla that first appeared in the 1974 film Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. Some even claimed that they could spot the giant robot in the first trailer that arrived back in January. Since then, Mechagodzilla has also been glimpsed via toy releases associated with the film. But toys aren’t always confirmation – sometimes, movie tie-in toys will be released that have no bearing on the finished film (Batman toys are notorious for this).
But if there was any lingering doubt, this international trailer puts it to bed, giving us multiple shots of Mechagodzilla in action. We don’t see the giant robot’s entire body in one shot, but it’s still pretty damn clear that the character pops up in the film at some point. Of course, we still don’t know how Mechagodzilla plays into the film. Does Kong put on the giant Mechagodzilla suit to fight Godzilla? No, that probably doesn’t happen – but I can dream.
In Godzilla vs. Kong, “Legends collide as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans instigated by unseen forces is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.”
Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Kaylee Hottie, Elza Gonzalez, and Brian Tyree Henry star in the film, which comes from director Adam Wingard. Godzilla vs. Kong hits theaters and HBO Max on March 31.
The clash of the titans is just around the corner, and a few people have managed to witness the carnage and live to tell the tale. Godzilla vs. Kong pits the biggest monsters on the planet against each other in an epic duel that is something of a cultural event by default. But here’s the question: is this a fight that demands ringside seats?
The first reactions to Godzilla vs. Kong have arrived online, giving us a better understanding of just how much you should be anticipating, or dreading, this new film.
First up, here is /Film’s own Ben Pearson:
Godzilla vs. Kong: Way better than Godzilla: King of the Monsters. All of the human stuff is still bad, but the big monster action in this one should satisfy the people who are interested in a movie like this.
So there you have it: everyone seems to agree that the monster fights are top-notch, even though reaction to the necessary human scenes is a bit more mixed. Still, it sounds like fans of movies where monsters hit each other into skyscrapers have every reason to be excited.
Directed by Adam Wingard, Godzilla vs. Kong is the latest entry in the so-called “MonsterVerse,” which includes 2014’s Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Critical reaction to the series so far has been wildly mixed, and the box office returns have been uneven at best. Since this new film is hitting theaters and HBO Max simultaneously as part of Warner Bros.’ ambitious 2021 release strategy, there’s a chance this duel of icons will be many folks’ first encounter with this universe. It’s a bold strategy, Cotton. Let’s see if it pays off for ’em.
In Godzilla vs. Kong:
“Legends collide as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl .with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans—instigated by unseen forces—is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.”
Godzilla vs. Kong hits theaters and HBO Max on March 31, 2021.
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