GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

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

Postby msweets13 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:42 pm

Well, with KotM's critical and financial failure (and I loved it, but let's be honest, it was a dud for Warner Brothers) I would almost be surprised that it didn't move. This may be for the best. Do some reshoots and for the love of Pete, cut unnecessary characters and maybe write some dialogue that actually sounds human. Again, I love KOTM but man that movie could've used a good script doctor.
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby Benjamin Haines » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:44 pm

The big danger with extensive post-production retooling is that it inevitably makes a film's budget much bigger than initially intended, which is doubly dangerous for a movie that already faces an uphill battle for profitability. That's what sent Justice League's budget soaring north of $300m and rendered its $657m worldwide box office unprofitable. I really hope WB doesn't pull another case of self-sabotage with Godzilla vs. Kong when the box office results are likely to be the same either way.


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

Postby lhb412 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:54 pm

Maybe the reshoots are to give the movie a downer ending to put the cap on the Cinematic Universe? I know that if I was making a Godzilla movie and partway through production the studio told me it was the last one in this series my hand would quickly find itself hovering above the 'blow up the world' button!

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

Postby Gentleman » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:58 am

We all, myself included, have been talking about the end of the Monsterverse, but come to think about it, maybe it doesn't have to be. Legendary might be losing the rights to Godzilla, but don't they still have Kong? Is there a chance for more Kong Vs films down the road?
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby Gwangi » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:26 pm

Gentleman wrote:We all, myself included, have been talking about the end of the Monsterverse, but come to think about it, maybe it doesn't have to be. Legendary might be losing the rights to Godzilla, but don't they still have Kong? Is there a chance for more Kong Vs films down the road?


My gut instinct says that Kong was the one who would be perishing in this film, solely because it would pack more of an emotional punch for the general movie audience than for Godzilla. Of course, it could be vice-versa, or both survive or both die.

With the subject of supposed re-shoots, I don't know what Legendary has in mind. Seeing how G:KOTM has done financially, do they bring back Charles Dance and perhaps end his story arc? Or will they continue on with other monsters, which does bring up a sticky legal point. Though Toho can't touch Kong, will they claim partial ownership of the other Titans, past and future?
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby Gentleman » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:56 pm

I really wouldn't see how, unless they had a hand in their creation or there's fine print allowing it. And even if that's the case, without Legendary paying for the rights to Godzilla all they'd have to do is cash checks from future Monsterverse films.
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby mr.negativity » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:18 pm

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

Postby GFan » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:00 pm

It sounds like WB just wants to find a release date with less competition. I doubt they'll want to put more money in to GvsK unless they really had to (outside of the usual re-shoots), and try to avoid a Justice League-type situation.
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby lhb412 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:23 pm

Yeah, irregardless of weather the film is more or less warmly received by critics, a release date where it's cushioned from films serving a similar demographic by a couple of weeks on either side is the best thing that could do.

Also, kids love Godzilla. Try to market more aggressively to children, while keeping that separate from the marketing aimed at adults.
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby lhb412 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:57 pm

https://mobile.twitter.com/OMEGAGORMARU ... 6067708928

I think these guys are onto something, both in decrying the uselessness of expensive reshoots and thinking delaying the movie several months to December would be a good release date. Other than Steven Spielberg's West Side Story and Disney's live-action Cruella Deville movie (one of their more modest IP refreshers) there is not much there in terms of spectacle entertainment to appeal to the family audience through the Christmas and New Year's holidays. It's the same release date that Star Wars and Aquaman have reaped benefits from.
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby The Shadow » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:24 pm

Mid-December 2020 does seem like a great spot for GvK, especially if the major competition is just WEST SIDE STORY and CRUELLA DEVILLE. WWS and CD are different enough from GvK that they shouldn't overlap their audience pools very much.

Right now, I think every movie releasing in the month or so after (even a month before) AVENGERS: END GAME is has done lower than it might have because END GAME has raked in so much potential box office. END GAME was always going to be big, and has been huge box office draw -- but movie trips have become increasingly expensive with an average $9 and change per ticket in the US before any concession purchases (which can easily double a trip's cost). And with real people considering their budgets a second or more time watching END GAME meant not watching SHAZAM, GODZILLA:KOTM, MIB: INT, DARK PHOENIX, etc. while those movies are in theaters.

Considering the lower than expected box office takes for the other movies I mentioned, I think G:KOTM has done surprisingly well against the DIsney combo of END GAME and ALADDIN.
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby mr.negativity » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:17 pm

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lhb412 wrote:https://mobile.twitter.com/OMEGAGORMARU/status/1140629796067708928

I think these guys are onto something, both in decrying the uselessness of expensive reshoots and thinking delaying the movie several months to December would be a good release date. Other than Steven Spielberg's West Side Story and Disney's live-action Cruella Deville movie (one of their more modest IP refreshers) there is not much there in terms of spectacle entertainment to appeal to the family audience through the Christmas and New Year's holidays. It's the same release date that Star Wars and Aquaman have reaped benefits from.



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

Postby O.Supreme » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:10 pm

Keep in mind, I think PJ KK form 2005 isn't a bad film, but why in the world are so many news outlets using pics from it, when there are plenty of good pics of Kong form Skull island?
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Re: GODZILLA vs. KONG (March 13, 2020)

Postby Dai » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:49 am

O.Supreme wrote:Keep in mind, I think PJ KK form 2005 isn't a bad film, but why in the world are so many news outlets using pics from it, when there are plenty of good pics of Kong form Skull island?


My guess? Laziness. They might already have copyright clearance for those old 2005 images, and are reusing those instead of bothering to get clearance for Skull Island ones.
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