Godzilla vs. Kong was left unchanged due to fan reaction to King of the Monsters and is in fact the original vision that was released.
Godzilla vs. Kong It was not modified to respond to criticism of the previous MonsterVerse movie, says director Adam Wingard. Godzilla vs. Kong it’s scheduled to hit theaters and at HBO Max next month after several delays. The film is the fourth installment in Legendary Pictures MonsterVerse, which began in 2014 with Godzilla and continued in 2017 Kong: Skull Island and 2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
While Godzilla: King of the Monsters had its fair share of fans, a common criticism directed at the film was the framing of the fight scenes. While the movie had more monster action than Godzilla, was normally obscured by smoke, blizzards, and particle effects that made certain action sequences difficult to distinguish. On the contrary, the trailer for Godzilla vs. Kong depicts the two titans fighting amid a bright orange sunset and neon-lit streets. With the various release dates pushed back to Godzilla vs. Kong, many hoped this was due to the movie reworking the fight sequences to make up for the earlier installment. However, it seems that nothing changed from the original design of the film.
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In an interview with Collider, director Adam Wingard went into detail on how the audience’s reaction to Godzilla: King of the Monsters it didn’t affect how he approached his movie. He was not forced to change or alter the fight sequences based on the reviews of the previous film and the final product is always how he intended it to look. Keep saying:
Well, I mean, one of the reasons they brought me in is I think a follow up King of monsters it’s because I’m so different from Michael Dougherty as a director, I mean he definitely leans more towards the realm of terror, and his approach to Godzilla is really scary in a lot of ways, and I think they knew that the next movie after that had to be different regardless of how it was going to be received, and I think I was finally chosen because my take was always going to be very tonal, very funny, and, colorful and all that sort of thing, and luckily it didn’t literally affect us too much. . Like there wasn’t a major fix in terms of what the movie was going to be about or how we had to tackle certain action scenes or anything like that, because thankfully we were already doing our own thing and it just matched what I felt the people had been wanting anyway, you know, like, I mean, I’m obviously aware of … You know, some of the things where, you know, people felt the movie was too dark in some places, or there was too many particle effects and stuff.
Trying to correct the course of a franchise after a movie failed to resonate with audiences while the next installment is currently being filmed is what happened to it. League of Justice after reaction to Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Warner Bros. replaced Zack Snyder as director with Joss Whedon and multiple re-shoots were commissioned to alter the tone, raising the budget and resulting in the film being a box office disappointment that Warner Bros. and HBO Max will attempt to correct again. with the launch of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Legendary’s faith in Wingard’s approach to fighting in Godzilla vs. Kong It seemed to have paid off, as the trailer for the film was Warner Bros. ‘biggest advance.
One of the reasons Adam Wingard was hired for the project was because his approach Godzilla vs. Kong It would be different from not just the previous movie, but from every other Legendary Pictures MonsterVerse movie. This speaks to how Legendary views this franchise as a cinematic universe that allows the various directors to build on each other’s work while at the same time allowing them a certain amount of artistic freedom in how to portray these characters. This fits in with the spirit of the Godzilla franchise of having the character jump from a destructive villain to a heroic monster depending on the needs of the story they are telling.
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- Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)Release Date: March 31, 2021
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