A set of international posters for Godzilla vs. Kong shows the monsters looking down and throwing themselves as the world watches helplessly.
What Godzilla vs. Kong gearing up to give fans the long-awaited clash, more buzz was generated by an intense stare and a couple of new posters.
The two international posters for the film show the monsters facing off against contrasting landscape backgrounds. While the first shows a semi-aquatic battle against a lightning-infested orange sky, the second takes place in the middle of a metropolis. These continue the recurring themes of warm colors versus blues shown in other marketing materials, perhaps referencing the conflicting blood of the two monsters. The scale of the monsters is also displayed on these posters, especially as they dwarf the various man-operated ships alongside them.
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A notable aspect of the first poster is the direction of military interference in the duel. While the plane appears to have no heading, flying in multiple directions, the ship appears to be more directly involved. Fighting the waves caused by the battle of the monsters, the missiles that are launched appear to have a trajectory sloping to the left. This would line up with the implications in the trailers, in which Monarch captures Kong to fight Godzilla. As such, it would make sense for them to meddle in the fight to help Kong. Furthermore, the helicopter flying alongside the gorilla’s torso appears to similarly aim its shots at the radioactive reptile.
The gaze on the second poster is equally intense despite the lack of direct conflict. Their scale is even more apparent as they rise above the city, and those contrasting colors appear once more in the sky. The poster also features a minimal military presence and an implication that the battle has not yet started.
The first poster relates to a scene that is often shown in trailers and promotions. The two monsters have been shown fighting in the sea through an aircraft carrier. According to recent reports, this scene is set to host an intense 18-minute-long fight scene.
While the posters support both characters equally, the film’s director has confirmed that a definite winner will emerge from the conflict.
Directed by Adam Wingard and written by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein, Godzilla vs. Kong stars Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, and Brian Tyree Henry. The film hits theaters and at HBO Max on March 31.
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