Speaking with Empire Magazine, Wingard discussed how the forthcoming Godzilla x Kong crossover will evolve both Godzilla and King Kong. Noting that there will be a “personal journey that Kong’s going through” in the movie, Wingard said, “You’re gonna see lots of different versions of Godzilla in this movie.”
He also said of the kaiju’s pink glow-up seen in the trailer for Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, “This is his version of a training routine…I’m really big into Shaw Brothers martial arts. Those films are always about, ‘Here’s a big threat,’ and you have to do all these things to pump yourself up so that you can take on that threat.
What is Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire about?
A sequel to 2021’s Godzilla vs. Kong and the next chapter in Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is written by Terry Rossio, Simon Barrett, and Jeremy Slater.
“The epic battle continues! Legendary Pictures’ cinematic Monsterverse follows up the explosive showdown of Godzilla vs. Kong with an all-new adventure that pits the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence—and our own,” the synopsis reads. “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire delves further into the histories of these Titans and their origins, as well as the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and tied them to humankind forever.”
The movie stars Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Dan Stevens, Kaylee Hottle, Alex Ferns, Fala Chen, and Rachel House.
Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire releases in United States theaters on March 29, 2024, from Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures.