The director of Godzilla vs. Kong’s Adam Wingard explains why the movie has no post-credits scenes, even though he shot one.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Godzilla vs. Kong, now in theaters and airing on HBO Max.
Godzilla vs. Kong lives up to its name, pitting the King of the Monsters and the Eighth Wonder of the World against each other in battle. However, the movie breaks a MonsterVerse tradition by not having a post-credits scene.
Director Adam Wingard revealed that he actually ended up filming a post-credits scene for Godzilla vs. Kong, but I ended up putting it in the final cut of the movie. “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,” he said. Collider. “We had this footage, and we thought ‘wait a minute, if we really change this from this footage that we originally shot for post-credit, we can use it in the movie.”
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Wingard continued, “And it’s really effective. We just sacrificed our post-credits scene. Which makes sense, because honestly, it’s not even like that post-credits scene offered anything specific. It wasn’t like saying ‘this is definitely where MonsterVerse is headed [next]. ‘”
Both Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla: King of the Monsters Featured post-credits scenes, with the last one leading up to the events of Godzilla vs. Kong taunting the remains of King Ghidora, which are used to feed Mechagodzilla.
Legends collide in Godzilla vs. Kong when these mythical adversaries find themselves in a spectacular battle for all ages, with the fate of the world at stake. Kong and his protectors set out on a dangerous journey to find their true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphan with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the world. The epic clash between the two Titans, instigated by unseen forces, is just the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the Earth’s core.
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 movie is now in theaters and now on HBO Max.
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