While Godzilla vs. Kong will undoubtedly determine who the real King of the Monsters is, fans who expect the Hollywood blockbuster lore of a post-credits scene setting up a sequel will be left on hold … sort of.
According to an interview with Syfy wire, director Adam Wingard said footage previously planned for a post-credits scene was used elsewhere in the film instead.
“We actually shot a post-credits scene, but ended up using it in the movie,” Wingard told Syfy Wire. “[It was] one of those things where we shot it as an idea, and we got into the editorial and realized that “ we need a moment at a certain point in the movie ”, [so] we ended up taking those footage and using it in a different context in the movie and it really, really worked for us. “
Wingard declined to reveal what the footage was originally meant to be from the post-credits scene, so fans will have to use their film school instincts to guess.
Previous films from the modern King Kong and Godzilla franchises have teased creatures and plot points, with the Godzilla: King of the Monsters post-credits scene linked to Godzilla vs. Kong. Wingard implies whether or not the continuation of the Monsterverse films will depend on how Godzilla performs against Kong at the box office.
“I think it’s 100% the right choice [not to have a post-credits scene] because it’s the crossroads for the Monsterverse, ”Wingard said. The public has to vote whether they want to see more or not. If people show up and like the movie, then there will be more. I think it’s best not to lock ourselves in all the corners, because at the end of the day in the future these movies have to be calibrated based on what people like about movies. do they answer? [kind of way]. “
IGN donated Godzilla vs. Kong a seven out of 10, calling it a “fitting reunion” for two of cinema’s biggest titans. While IGN critic Zaki Hasan says the film features plenty of monster-versus-monster fights, Wingard says future films may stray even further from the human narratives that persist throughout every franchise.
“If there’s a sequel, we’re going to get less into a human storyline and more into a hyper-realistic animated film vibe to these things,” Wingard said. “I think we can start to look more into the monsters.”
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