Godzilla vs Kong Director Discusses Differences Between the Titans
After all is said and done with King Ghidorah in this month’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the titular Titan will square off with King Kong in next year’s Godzilla vs. Kong.
In a new interview with SFX Magazine (via OMEGAGORMARU), King of the Monsters director Michael Dougherty opened up about doing some re-writes on next year’s highly anticipated battle, specifically how they’ve focused on the differences between the two iconic kaiju.
“Because Kong is a little close to human – he’s a primate, as we are – he’s allowed to show a slightly larger range of emotions. We expect those very unique, and even warm, bonding moments between Kong and human beings. That goes back to the 1933 film, where he was never strictly a monster; there was always a very human side to him in the ways that he interacts with us. That was a joy to write.”
Dougherty explained that Kong has a very tangible “softer side,” while Godzilla’s is not as evident. At least on the surface.
“With Godzilla, that’s not expected, that’s not to say that you can’t do it, but any kind of bond between Godzilla and humans has usually been more implied. So you rarely get to see Godzilla’s softer side. Whereas with Kong, it’s an essential part of the character. If you ever made a Kong film, where you didn’t get to see the softer side of the character, it would fall short.”
Godzilla: King of the Monsters stomps into theaters on May 31. Do you agree with Michael Dougherty’s vision? Let us know in the comments section below.
Godzilla vs Kong: Co-Writer Talks Highlighting Differences Between the Titans