Godzilla vs. Kong is an American monster film directed by Adam Wingard. Certainly, it is the fourth film in Legendary’s MonsterVerse. It came after “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”, “Kong: Skull Island”, and “Godzilla”.
In the Godzilla series, this film is the 36th installment and the 12th in the King Kong series. Other than that, it is the fourth Godzilla film to be entirely made by a Hollywood studio. Alexander Skarsgrd, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, and Brian Cox star in the film. Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, Kyle Chandler, and Demián Bichir are also among the cast members of the film.
When was the project announced?
The plans for a shared cinematic universe between Godzilla and King Kong were announced by the Legendary Entertainment, in October 2015. After that, in March 2017, the film’s writers room was put together. Subsequently, Wingard was confirmed as the director in May 2017. Finally, the principal photography began in November 2018. It ended in April 2019 in Hawaii, Australia, and Hong Kong.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is directed by Michael Dougherty and co-written by Zach Shields. They provided rewrites to ensure that some concepts from King of the Monsters were carried over. Certainly, they wanted to make sure that the characters were properly created. Dougherty discussed how he created the title characters and how the movie would deal with their various encounters with others.
Where was the movie filmed?
The filming for the movie took place in Australia. Notably, it was shot at Miami State High School, the Newstead neighborhood, the Chinatown Mall in Fortitude Valley, and the Wickham Terrace Car Park. Finally, Wingard revealed on Instagram in April 2019 that filming in Australia had ended. In the same month, Wingard announced that principal photography had wrapped and that Hong Kong was one of the final shooting locations.
When was the movie released and how was the response?
Godzilla vs. Kong was theatrically released globally on March 24, 2021. It was postponed from November 2020 release date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, the movie was released simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max.
Critics gave the film mostly mixed reviews. They praised the visual effects and action scenes. They also criticized the underdeveloped human characters. It has a combined worldwide gross of $123.1 million, making it the fourth highest-grossing film of 2021.