The Apple TV series set in Legendary Entertainment’s MonsterVerse is going to have some company. A new feature film is in development and a few details broke late over the weekend.
What’s being called a “sequel” to Godzilla vs. Kong was announced and simultaneously scheduled to shoot in Queensland, Australia, in the coming year.
According to the region’s Courier-Mail publication (by way of DangerVille and other sources of Godzilla news), the production will bring an estimated $120 million to the economy of the area.
It's been announced the highly anticipated sequel to Hollywood blockbuster Godzilla vs Kong will be filmed in Queensland 🎬 pic.twitter.com/tcHMPwcwo0
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That the film is setting up shop Down Under isn’t strange, COVID mandates notwithstanding. Legendary was there when they rolled cameras for GVK and Kong: Skull Island.
Details, such as plot and casting, are few and far between for a production that is the fifth installment in the MonsterVerse, but to consider it a literal sequel to GVK might be a misnomer.
Though the series follows a timeline of events that started with Monarch’s discovery of Godzilla and Skull Island, its constituent parts aren’t generally direct follow-ups that pick up where the prior film left off. There is usually a gap of time in between.
The idea of a sequel also leaves the impression they are making Godzilla vs. Kong 2 which implies the two Titans will slug it out again, and that’s not something fans who appreciate the truce at the end of GVK want.
So it’s probably not a true sequel in the strictest sense and it could go in a number of directions, with some including both monsters. The obvious one is the Son of Kong reboot directed by Adam Wingard heard about through the grapevine of reportage of the trade magazines.
However, the thing we don’t know yet is if Wingard is attached at all or if the story focuses on Kong, Godzilla, or both. It might even concentrate on a family working with Monarch to dovetail with the Apple TV programming also in production.
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