Godzilla vs. Kong trailer: The HBO Max release brings the brawl

To estimate Ken Watanabe in 2014’s Godzilla and/or the very best GIF ever: “Let them fight.”

After an almost year-long hold-up due to the continuous COVID-19 pandemic, Godzilla vs. Kong is on the horizon. The 4th movie in Legendary Home entertainment’s “Monsterverse” franchise after Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island, and Godzilla: King of Monsters is presently set for a synchronised theatrical and HBO Max release in March, as part of Warner Bros. Home entertainment’s industry-rattling method to fight lockdowns for the foreseeable future. A brand-new trailer for the movie assures a real hit, with 2 titans fighting it out as other wicked forces come down about Earth. It’s what cinemas were produced.

Directed by Adam Wingard (The Visitor, 2016’s Blair Witch) with a script from Pirates of the Caribbean author Terry Rossio, Godzilla vs. Kong gets where King of Monsters ended — particularly, the movie’s Kong-filled credits and a post-credit scene teasing the return of King Ghidorah and the intro of Mecha-Godzilla. A run-through from the start of production in 2018 teased, “As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into uncharted terrain and unearths clues to the Titans’ origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.” The movie stars Millie Bobby Brown and Kyle Chandler from King of Monsters, along with Alexander Skarsgård (The Stand), Rebecca Hall (Christine), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta), Avoid Oguri (Gintamai), Eiza González (Infant Motorist), Jessica Henwick (Iron Fist), Julian Dennison (Deadpool 2), and Demián Bichir (The Despiteful 8).

The huge concern we’re left with after this first-look video: Will Godzilla burp once again? For those who didn’t capture Godzilla: King of Monsters, it’s important to understand that, while the huge lizard had the ability to combat his method through crowds of Titans, he likewise provides a big-ass belch. When we asked director Mike Dougherty about why he provided Godzilla a minute of mouth flatulence in the middle of a maelstrom of beast turmoil, he had this to state:

A huge factor Godzilla has this mystical draw, this mystical appeal, is that he does have human characteristics and aspects and I believe that’s a remaining element of the truth that the Japanese performed him within man-in-suit procedure for years. There were extremely humanistic expressions and body movement that made us determine him a bit more than we would have had he been carried out with stop movement, let’s state.

So it was very important to me to actually decorate that and accept that idea. Both the animators and the efficiency capture artists that we worked with ended up being an enjoyable group and were constantly pressing to include another close-up, include a squint of an eye, include a small head tilt, anything to communicate that Godzilla has a remarkably big psychological variety that we can link to.

Can Godzilla vs. Kong bring the humankind to 2 warring Titans? Can Godzilla’s appeal eliminate the monster? We’ll learn when the motion picture strikes theaters and HBO Max on March 26, 2021.

Godzilla vs. Kong movie poster

Image: Warner Bros. Images

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.