Well, it appears that what fans will see in Godzilla vs. Kong is what they get. While discussing his upcoming film with Variety, director Adam Wingard joked that there would be no director’s cut. After being asked if he struggled to keep the running time at two hours, Wingard stated that he likes movies to have a two-hour run or less, and that it was his plan since the debut.
“I think if you do a movie over two hours, you better have a damn good reason for it to be that long,” he said. “At the end of the day, if you’re going to make this movie into three hours, you’re not going to get an extra hour of monsters fighting. You’re going to get an extra hour of people talking about monsters.”
He then concluded that there would be no “Snyder Cut” for him, in answer to the online requests about a three-hour movie.
The director then confessed that he sided more with Kong.
“You can’t help but identify with Kong more,” he said. “He’s more like us. I’ve always been a bigger Godzilla fan, but I found myself falling in love with Kong in a way that I wasn’t expecting to. I really worried about him. There are certain things in the scripts that came about and were supposed to happen to him and I nixed them. I felt too bad for him.”
Warner Bros. will release Godzilla vs. Kong on HBO Max and in theaters on March 31.
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