A new poster indicates that Godzilla vs. Kong may be repeating a King of the Monsters marketing stunt involving a certain Toho spider, Kumonga.
Godzilla vs. Kong could be repeating a marketing trick of Godzilla: King of the Monsters involving a certain Toho spider. For the second time, some Godzilla devotees think that Kumonga may be about to join MonsterVerse. Kumonga (AKA Spiga), is a gigantic spider that has made appearances in three of Toho’s Godzilla films.
In the Showa series, he was depicted as a resident of Monster Island, which was home to Godzilla, Rodan, Anguirus, and more. Entered the scene for the first time in the classic campy Toho, Son of godzilla, like a monster that was terrorizing the son of Godzilla. After his death at the hands of Godzilla, he was later reinvented as an ally in 1968. Destroy all monsters. He was one of the few kaiju that helped Godzilla defeat King Ghidorah. His most recent role came with 2004 Godzilla: Final Wars where it served as one of the many obstacles Godzilla had to face on his journey.
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It was speculated in 2018 that Kumonga was about to join MonsterVerse as a secret Toho Titan in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. His name is often mentioned in discussions of spider legs coming out of the oil fields that are seen in various trailers and promotions. Since the legs were the only clue, it was not surprising that it was believed to be Kumonga. Instead, it turned out to be Scylla, a new Titan based on a beast from Greek mythology. Now a Godzilla vs. Kong The poster has brought Kumonga back into the conversation.
A new poster that has Kong and his ax front and center curiously contains a monster that appears to be an arachnid of some kind in the background. It could be one of the evil Titans that Kong encounters while venturing through the Hollow Earth. Some wondered if this creature could be Scylla, but the six-legged Titan has a distinct body structure that sets it apart from the monster seen on the poster. The creature, whoever it is, looks a lot like Kumonga, so it’s easy to see why some would associate it with the classic kaiju. Although there is more evidence to suspect that this mysterious creature is him than there was with Scylla in King of monsters this, of course, could be just another original Titan. If that’s the case, that would mean MonsterVerse is fooling fans twice with the same Toho spider.
A more exciting notion is that the spider actually is Thanks. While King of monsters Director Mike Dougherty has said in the past that introducing new Titans is less expensive than buying the rights to Toho’s – at least it’s possible. Godzilla vs. Kong has managed to include it as an added surprise. After all, it would be much more interesting to see the real Kumonga, as opposed to a Titan who simply looks like him.
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