Yes, we also sat through all the credits.
[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for Godzilla vs Kong.]
If you are something like a certain Collider dot com writer who will remain anonymous, you probably sat for the entirety of Godzilla vs. Kong credits waiting for a post-credits scene that never comes. To be fair we both Kong: Skull Island Y Godzilla: King of the Monsters he set up his MonsterVerse sequels that way. But Godzilla vs. Kong remains unteaser, and we find it quite interesting.
So when we sat down with the principal Adam Wingard, we asked about the lack of a post-credits stinger. Turns out the filmmaker shot one, but it ended up fitting the actual movie too perfectly with a few minor adjustments. This is what he said:
“We actually shot a post-credits scene, but we ended up using it in the movie. Because we shot it while we were making the movie and we realized we needed a scene at the end of the movie. We had this footage and we thought, ‘Wait a minute. minute, if we really trade this thing about this footage that we originally shot for a post-credit thing, we can actually use it in the movie. ‘And it’s really effective. We just sacrifice our post-credits scene. Which makes sense, because honestly , it’s not even like that post-credits scene was showing anything specific. It wasn’t like saying ‘this is definitely where MonsterVerse is going. [next]. ‘”
Immediately though, Wingard backed off a bit, admitting that the footage they shot shaped possible future installments in some way, but right now he thinks the audience should decide if more MonsterVerse movies are made:
“Well, I’m taking it back, I would have done something, but it would have cornered us. I think MonsterVerse is at a crossroads where the public should vote if they want to see another one of these movies sooner. They continue. I think that’s a really healthy thing. We have. Been through a decade or so of the universe movies boom, movies versus. Obviously, Marvel does better. But at the end of the day, I don’t think these movies should emulate Marvel, necessarily. They should be their thing. So that I think it’s best not to get into a corner to some degree. It makes sense that we don’t have a post-credits scene. Let’s find out what people really like about this movie, and then if we’re going to do a sequel, let’s find out what it is. based on what people like and don’t like. ”
If I had to guess, having seen the movie, the scene in question is the one in which Ilene Andrews (Rebecca hall) and her daughter, Jia (Kaylee hottle) watches Kong traverse his new habitat, only to reveal that the monster’s new home is the Hollow Earth. Godzilla vs. Kong leave a lot from an untold story within the Earth’s surface, hinting at everything from the ancient Kongs / Godzillas war to an entire society dedicated to these monsters. Give us the adventure film Hollow Earth in the style of the 1999s The Mummy, is what I’m saying.
Stay tuned for the rest of our Wingard interview on the site soon. Godzilla vs. Kong it is currently showing in theaters and on HBO Max.
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