As the franchise bubble was growing with the inception of the MCU, every other studio tried to create its own interconnected universe. Warner Bros. hoped Godzilla would be a window into a monster universe but with Godzilla vs. Kong coming out, sequel, and franchise prospects hinge on a few important factors.
Kong: The Skull Island was a somewhat good movie, Godzilla was also a good time pass while Godzilla 2 was a little iffy. But Godzilla vs. Kong seems to be on track to enjoy a good reception among fans. With that comes expectations for the future and the future seems interesting for the Warner Bros. franchise.
Godzilla vs. Kong will feature the two mythic creatures as they come head to head in a battle for the ages. Godzilla is on a rampage and Kong is on a mission to find the girl he has connected with. In the middle of the road they clash and the director of the movie spoke about the possibility for future sequels.
Godzilla vs. Kong Sequel - Director Adam Wingard Answers the Question
Godzilla vs. Kong is yet to be released in theatres. There was news recently that Netflix was looking to buy the film for their platform, instead, Warner Bros. decided to release it on their own platform, HBO Max. The film will be released simultaneously in the theatres and on the streaming platform.
Director Adam Wingard hopes more people will see the movie, propelling the future of the franchise even further. The director was at the IGN fanfest event where fans posed questions of the possible sequel and asked about the future of the franchise, and he had some interesting things to say.
When asked about the future of the franchise, Adam mentioned any sequel rests solely in the hands of the fans. The reception of Godzilla vs. Kong will show the potential for a sequel. The director also sounded confident of the movie he has made and thinks fans will like it.
He said, "Well, I guess like any sequel that’s up to if people are super into this one. Which, I’m biased, but I think they’ll definitely be into it. Who knows what the future holds, but if the fan enthusiasm is there, absolutely. Why would we ever want to end this if people want more?"
There are a lot of story threads that can be explored in future MonsterVerse movies. Apex is an interesting topic that needs to be explored further but one of the biggest knocks against the Godzilla and Kong movies till now are the human characters.
Also, the King of Monsters box office take did not scream sequel or franchise. It appeared the franchise was on a downward swing and the HBO Max debut is not going to bring in the same level of box office numbers and neither will Europe and Japanese box office where COVID restrictions are still heavy.
So, in a way, Adam Wingard's assessment of fandom dictating the future of the franchise is even more true in the current climate. People flocking to HBO Max will decide whether the studio decides to splurge on another $200 million monster movie.
If fans want to see a Godzilla vs. Kong sequel, they need to make sure other parameters deciding the success of the film are met. While there is a slim chance for a sequel, we are hopeful because we love monster movies and the past MonsterVerse flicks. So, there is no need to ask Adam about the future of the franchise, it is all in our hands now.
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