MonsterVerse Theory: GvK 2 Is A Rematch AND A Son Of Kong Story

MonsterVerse Theory: GvK 2 Is A Rematch AND A Son Of Kong Story

Rumors about Godzilla vs. Kong 2 being a Son of Kong story wouldn’t rule out a MonsterVerse rematch. Legendary Pictures is currently developing a sequel to the 2021 MonsterVerse crossover. The Godzilla vs. Kong sequel is expected to begin shooting sometime this year in Australia.

For now, details on the plot are under wraps, but the fact that it’s being called a sequel to Godzilla vs. Kong has led to the impression that the movie involves yet another showdown between the two alphas of the MonsterVerse. Godzilla already beat Kong, who seemingly submitted at the end of the movie. However, their team-up against Mechagodzilla and their decision to part ways peacefully in Godzilla vs. Kong’s ending doesn’t make them allies, which is why it’s at least possible that the MonsterVerse could pit them against each other once more. For various reasons, Kong could take a shot at Godzilla’s title as the King of the Monsters and challenge him to an epic rematch.

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Rumors about Adam Wingard’s plans for the sequel indicate that the movie may actually be a Son of Kong story instead. As a sequel to the 1933 King Kong classic, Son of Kong shifted the spotlight to the 12-foot-tall offspring of the deceased Kong. It’s believed that if the MonsterVerse headed in this direction, its Son of Kong story would be more of a spinoff than a true sequel, as it would be about Kong’s son rather than the two Titan alphas. However, the two leading theories about the MonsterVerse’s sixth big-screen installment aren’t mutually exclusive. Here’s how Godzilla vs. Kong 2 could offer a rematch between the two alphas and its own take on Son of Kong at the same time.

The MonsterVerse getting a chance to adapt Son of Kong would speak volumes about what comes next for the former King of Skull Island. When Godzilla vs. Kong ended, there was a sense that Kong’s hopes for finding others of his kind in the hidden Hollow Earth world had been in vain. That was the implication provided by the moment when Kong’s call to other apes went unanswered. But if the MonsterVerse tells a Son of Kong story, that would obviously mean that there are in fact more members of his species out there, especially since he’s supposedly the last of his kind right now. To make that work, Godzilla vs. Kong 2 would have to undo Kong’s GvK ending and give him a family. If that were to happen, he could find himself living amongst a large group of Kongs. Like the ancestors that built the Hollow Earth temple, they could be a highly organized and sophisticated Titan tribe that dwells somewhere in Kong’s new home.

The existence of a Kong tribe would lay the groundwork for another fight with Godzilla. After all, their rivalry originated with numerous members of their respective species going head-to-head thousands of years ago. Discussions of old Iwi myths in the Godzilla vs. Kong novelization revealed that the Titan War began with the Kongs banding together against just one Godzilla, which hints that this is how the apes are supposed to win. It could be that Kong lost in Godzilla vs. Kong because he was meant to battle him like their ancestors did – with allies fighting at his side. Kong’s solidarity made that impossible in the movie, but finding new Kongs could give them the manpower they’d need to take him down.

A true, modern-day Titan War happening in the MonsterVerse would be dependent on this outcome. All the talk of ancient Titan wars has made this one of the most exciting possible scenarios for the MonsterVerse’s future, but not something that it’s ever attempted to put on the big screen. And in reality, it couldn’t have worked in Godzilla vs. Kong. But giving Kong a family would make it a real possibility for Godzilla vs. Kong. It’s worth noting that the other half of the setup needed for a MonsterVerse Titan War has already been created. In defeating Ghidorah in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Godzilla acquired several Titan minions, who could all be called upon as allies if the need ever arose. So if the MonsterVerse really does unite Kong with others of his kind, both Titan rivals would have armies of their own that could follow them into battle in Godzilla vs. Kong 2.

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Having a Titan War unfold in the present would make a great deal of sense for Godzilla vs. Kong 2, particularly if a rematch is indeed in the cards. Godzilla vs. Kong already told a story about the two Titans fighting each other and trying to assert their dominance, so simply having the two exchange blows again could prove problematic. The best way to avoid this approach from feeling too repetitive would be to throw in additional Titans, perhaps add a few Toho kaiju to Godzilla’s ranks, and turn their rivalry into a full-on war. Packing the movie with monster fights (including those that don’t directly involve Godzilla and Kong) would go a long way toward making the movie unique from its predecessor.

Godzilla vs. Kong 2 taking this route would raise questions about how Kong’s son could fit into the picture. Even if the movie takes place a decade later, Kong’s son can’t be old enough to make a real dent in the war. A hundred years would have to pass before he’d be capable of posing a threat to any of Godzilla’s Titan minions. That being said, the movie still has the potential to tell both MonsterVerse stories.

While it’s true that Kong’s son can’t really help, he can serve as the true heart of the movie, not unlike how his father was used in Godzilla vs. Kong. In the movie, Kong was a means to an end to the humans, whose plans took him straight into a battle with Godzilla. Given his circumstances, it was easy for audiences to empathize with him. But if Godzilla vs. Kong 2 transforms him from a victim and into the leader of a Titan army, the MonsterVerse might find less success with that strategy, which could be where Kong’s son comes in. As a young and innocent ape strung along for the ride and perhaps a monster who doesn’t understand why they’re fighting, Kong’s son could easily be portrayed as a sympathetic figure in the sequel.

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Is Godzilla vs. Kong 2 a Son of Kong story or a rematch between Godzilla and Kong? Here’s why the MonsterVerse sequel might actually be both.

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