GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby Outkaster » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:46 pm

This part of it is interesting:

Takahashi also noted that Legendary's version of the franchise is very different, and they are quite supportive of this, "Legendary has its own vision of how they want to create their Godzilla platform, TOHO does come in, and makes sure it’s streamlined to ensure Godzilla characters are treated correctly. But at this point, we think it’s very important for Legendary to develop their own version of Godzilla, and we highly support them from Japan as well.

TO me this could get messy and continuity would suffer but maybe they are taking the approach DC does with their films.
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby lhb412 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:57 pm

^ maybe a reference to Legendary's hero Godzilla, in opposition to how Toho generally wants him to be a villain or anti-hero?
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby Henry88 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:51 pm

Legendary Entertainment Exec Reaffirms Hopes for Godzilla vs Kong
https://comicbook.com/anime/2019/08/11/ ... xec-hopes/
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby Gwangi » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:56 pm

I thought that with "It: Chapter Two", coming out next month, that would have been the perfect time for a "G v K" teaser. But since things are relatively quiet, I don't anticipate that happening (unless, of course, that is WB's plan to surprise us all!). If not in September, then October when other big WB features are premiering.
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby Benjamin Haines » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:27 pm

Kong: Skull Island opened in March 2017 and its preceding Fall trailer debuted on November 17, 2016.

Pacific Rim: Uprising opened in March 2018 and its first trailer debuted on October 6, 2017.

The first trailer for Godzilla vs. Kong will probably land around that range. WB is opening Joker on October 4 so my guess is it'll be attached to that.
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby TerranigmaFreak » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:44 pm

Henry88 wrote:Legendary Entertainment Exec Reaffirms Hopes for Godzilla vs Kong
https://comicbook.com/anime/2019/08/11/ ... xec-hopes/


They better advertise the freakin' movie. I saw posters for Godzilla 2014 everywhere. KOTM, not so much. I saw posters in Times Square (which is very cool), but that was it.
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby Gwangi » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:05 am

Benjamin Haines wrote:WB is opening Joker on October 4 so my guess is it'll be attached to that.


Yes, that is my feeling as well. My gut says that "It: Chapter 2" will draw a bigger audience than "Joker", and thus the potential for more notoriety, but I don't think it will make any difference.

In Peter Jackson's "King Kong", the movie was dedicated to Merian C. Cooper, Ernest Schoedsack, Max Steiner & Fay Wray. In "Pacific Rim" the dedicatees were Ray Harryhausen & Ishiro Honda. In "G:KOTM" it was dedicated to the memory of Haruo Nakajima & Yoshimitsu Banno.

For "Godzilla vs. Kong", I want it to be dedicated to both Willis O'Brien & Eiji Tsuburaya!
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby mr.negativity » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:32 pm

Deadline August 22, 2019:
Blumhouse’s ‘The Invisible Man’ Will Emerge Two Weeks Earlier – Update
Patrick Hipes wrote:Universal said today that its Blumhouse remake of The Invisible Man will arrive on February 28, two weeks earlier that planned. It was set to face off against Warner Bros’ Godzilla vs. Kong and now faces United Artists’ hidden-camera prank pic Bad Trip.

The news comes about an hour after Sony announced that its Blumhouse horror pic Fantasy Island is exiting that frame and moving up to Valentine’s Day. That leaves March’s Friday the 13th without a horror opener, with Paramount’s untitled sequel to A Quiet Place set to bow on March 20.
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby Henry88 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:37 pm

Godzilla Vs Kong Director Isn’t Concerned About The Film’s Rating
https://www.cinemablend.com/news/247845 ... lms-rating
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby Henry88 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:11 pm

https://twitter.com/OMEGAGORMARU/status ... 6790774784

one would hope there will be a leaked trailer.
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby Outkaster » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:16 am

You know a co-worker who is a big fan asked me if Godzilla vs Kong will actually increase sales of the other movies retroactively? It's a good point. I am not sure?
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby XvGojira » Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:30 pm

Outkaster wrote:You know a co-worker who is a big fan asked me if Godzilla vs Kong will actually increase sales of the other movies retroactively? It's a good point. I am not sure?


If they put the movies back out, maybe, but I didn't see too much in the way of re-release or restocking of the movies in anticipation for GKotM and with its lackluster performance I don't expect GvK to change that.
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby Henry88 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:44 pm

via Gormaru Island ,possible spoilers.
https://twitter.com/OMEGAGORMARU/status ... 7857043456
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby Gentleman » Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:31 pm

I... really hope that that's not accurate. I really don't need
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby Gargantuan Gargantua » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:04 am

A biblical storm they say...

I can't wait to not see what I am looking at!
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby klen7 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:43 pm

^ ughh, yeh....
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KING KONG VS PROMETHEUS

Postby mr.negativity » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:23 pm

Screen Rant:
Godzilla Theory: Monarch Tried To Create Kong's Original Enemy
NICHOLAS RAYMOND wrote:The Godzilla: King of the Monsters credits could tease the existence of Prometheus, a creature that was conceived as a giant-size version of Frankenstein's monster. If so, the MonsterVerse could introduce a monster that was almost King Kong's original enemy.

For several years now, Legendary and Warner Bros. have been building up to an epic showdown between the king of the monsters and the king of the primates. Directed by Adam Wingard, Godzilla vs. Kong will serve as the fourth installment in the MonsterVerse. The film will mark the second time the two pop culture icons have clashed on the big screen. The first was Toho's 1962 crossover movie, King Kong vs. Godzilla. In the movie, King Kong came out on top, but circumstances may not be the same when the two Titans come to blows in Godzilla vs. Kong.

Their highly-anticipated battle was set up in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Furthermore, Godzilla: King of the Monsters' credits address the aftermath of Godzilla's victory over Ghidorah and drops a number of reveals about what happens next through newspaper clippings and article headlines. What's most noteworthy about the credits is what it reveals about Kong and Skull Island. Titans are coming to Skull Island, which could indicate that Skull Island will be the backdrop for Godzilla's fight with Kong. The fight could be a rematch of sorts, as suggested by a cave painting that depicts the two fighting each other. Also hidden in the credits is a reference to one of Monarch's projects, which may relate directly to Kong's past.

In the article "Monarch Boosts Their Forces Around Skull Island", it's revealed that a scientist named De La Rosa has some interesting claims about Monarch's secret activities on Skull Island. According to De La Rosa, Monarch was building a "mechanized giant" on Skull Island. Before that, Monarch was engaged in other Titan-related experiments. The organization was also working on creating organic Titans. Their work is apparently the cause of several incidents involving Titans.

Monarch's reasons for such experiments (if De La Rosa is to be believed) are open to speculation. These projects could have gone into development decades ago, long before it was agreed upon that Godzilla could be an ally to humans. Monarch depended on Godzilla to defeat King Ghidorah, but there may have been a time when Monarch didn't have a reasonable expectation that Godzilla would rise up to defend the planet. In which case, Monarch may have felt it was necessary to arm themselves with a weapon capable defeating Titans. Perhaps their solution to an attack from Titans was a Titan of their own.

The line about a "mechanized giant" on Skull Island could have been a reference to one of Godzilla's greatest enemies, Mechagodzilla. But what of the organic Titans mentioned in the same article? This, too, could have some level of importance in the MonsterVerse. In fact, it could have something to do with a monster who almost fought Kong in his first Toho movie.

In the 1960s, King Kong creator Willis H. O'Brien wrote a treatment for a movie titled King Kong vs. Prometheus. Like the original King Kong movie, this film would have used stop motion animation. As for the story, the King Kong sequel would have seen the titular ape go up against Prometheus, a creature created by the grandson of Dr. Frankenstein. So basically the plan was for Kong to fight a giant-size version of Frankenstein's monster. Unfortunately, American studios weren't interested in the treatment, so O'Brien sold it to Toho, who re-purposed it to make what would become the legendary grudge match, King Kong vs. Godzilla. Prometheus was removed from the story and replaced by Toho's own monster, Godzilla.

After King Kong vs. Godzilla, Kong only starred in one more Toho movie, King Kong Escapes, so he never had another chance to cross paths with Prometheus. However, Toho did end up making their own version of Frankenstein's monster in a different movie, but he was never called Prometheus. The monster's first and only film appearance came in 1965's Frankenstein vs. Baragon.

The article specifically states that Monarch "tried to create organic Titans in the past". The word "tried" suggests that their attempt wasn't completely successful. It's possible though, that they did succeed in building one, but their real failure was in controlling it. If this was the case - and if the organic Titan in question was the MonsterVerse's Prometheus - it could mean that it became a threat to the island. This would, of course, make him a target of Skull Island's self-appointed protector, Kong.

Naturally, Kong would have defended Skull Island from Prometheus and battled him, just like he was supposed to in O'Brien's original treatment. Or, Kong was viewed as an obstacle for Monarch. Monarch's continued interest in Skull Island was made perfectly clear in the credits. Having a Titan on the same island where Monarch conducts a great deal of their research would certainly have been a dangerous challenge to any Monarch scientist. One obvious way to deal with this problem would be to eliminate him. This could have been Prometheus' true purpose.

The timeline of all this is unclear, so it could have happened at any time after the events of Kong: Skull Island in 1973. Kong could have fought, defeated, and perhaps killed Prometheus off-screen. Prometheus' defeat at the hands of King Kong could be referenced in Godzilla vs. Kong. Their fight could further the antagonistic relationship between Kong and humanity that was presented in Kong: Skull Island. It may even play a role in what sets off Godzilla's showdown with Kong, especially if Monarch wants Kong out of the way.
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Re: KING KONG VS PROMETHEUS

Postby Gwangi » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:54 pm

mr.negativity wrote:Screen Rant:
Godzilla Theory: Monarch Tried To Create Kong's Original Enemy
NICHOLAS RAYMOND wrote:

In the 1960s, King Kong creator Willis H. O'Brien wrote a treatment for a movie titled King Kong vs. Prometheus. Like the original King Kong movie, this film would have used stop motion animation. As for the story, the King Kong sequel would have seen the titular ape go up against Prometheus, a creature created by the grandson of Dr. Frankenstein. So basically the plan was for Kong to fight a giant-size version of Frankenstein's monster. Unfortunately, American studios weren't interested in the treatment, so O'Brien sold it to Toho, who re-purposed it to make what would become the legendary grudge match, King Kong vs. Godzilla. Prometheus was removed from the story and replaced by Toho's own monster, Godzilla.


As we all know, O'Brien never sold anything to Toho. That was all John Beck. It would be interesting, however, if somehow O'bie's treatment finally comes somewhat into fruition with this movie.
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby daikaijusaurus » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:59 pm

Sorry to be so negative, but this article is pure crap. It tells us nothing that we don't already know, and the rest is just fanboy speculation. And just for the record, Willis O'Brian did not sell his King Kong Vs Frankenstein treatment to Toho. O'Brian hired a producer named John Beck to help him pitch his idea to studios. Beck hired a writer to revise his treatment (to KK Vs Prometheus) and sold it to Toho without O'Brian's knowledge. After O'Brian found out that his idea became KK vs Godzilla he was utterly heartbroken and devastated.

I don't know who hires they writers, but I wish at the very least they would do some research to get some knowledge about what they are writing about.

Anyway, enough of my rant :mrgreen:
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby Dai » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:46 pm

I guess the trailer wasn't attached to Joker after all. Any thoughts on what's the next likely candidate?
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby Benjamin Haines » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:58 pm

daikaijusaurus wrote:Sorry to be so negative, but this article is pure crap. It tells us nothing that we don't already know, and the rest is just fanboy speculation.


That's par for the course with Screen Rant. Why anyone would waste their time with that website is beyond me.


Dai wrote:I guess the trailer wasn't attached to Joker after all. Any thoughts on what's the next likely candidate?


WB is releasing Doctor Sleep on November 8.
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby Jinzo Ningen » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:19 am

I assumed that the organic Titan referenced in the article was a tip of the hat to Biollante. The idea of going back to Prometheus never even entered my mind. :shock: Either way it's a nice fan service tidbit, even if nothing comes of it in GvK.

Still hoping that if a mechanized Titan is presented it's MechaniKong, not MechaGodzilla or MechaGhidorah.
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby Gwangi » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:42 am

Jinzo Ningen wrote:Still hoping that if a mechanized Titan is presented it's MechaniKong, not MechaGodzilla or MechaGhidorah.


I would not mind seeing that either, however, because of these complicated rights issues, I assume that they would have to get the blessing of both Universal and Rankin/Bass for MechaniKong to appear in this feature. I don't think Toho alone owns his rights.
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby Jinzo Ningen » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:59 am

I'd also entertained the idea that, if they wanted to hearken back with a fan service bit of business, they could incorporate that post credits scene in this year's G:KotM by having Alan Jonah (or one of his lackeys) secretly inject Kong with blood from the severed head of Ghidorah. This alien blood would enable him to harness (or in some limited way generate) electricity/lightening. A nice tie-in to the powers of '62 Kong. Also, having Ghidorah-tainted blood would cause him to register as an "evil" Titan/challenger in Godzilla's eyes, giving them a solid reason to fight :idea:
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby jellydonut25 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:31 pm

Charles Dance isn't even in GvK.
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