GODZILLA And KONG Unite To Face A Common Foe On Monstrous THE NEW EMPIRE Posters

GODZILLA And KONG Unite To Face A Common Foe On Monstrous THE NEW EMPIRE Posters GODZILLA And KONG Unite To Face A Common Foe On Monstrous THE NEW EMPIRE Posters

We're still waiting on the first trailer for Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire, but Legendary has debuted two more character posters for Adam Wingard's MonsterVerse sequel...

By MarkCassidy - Dec 01, 2023 08:12 AM EST
Filed Under: Godzilla vs. Kong

The King of the Monsters and the Mighty Monarch of Skull Island almost destroyed each other in Godzilla Vs. Kong, but these iconic Titans will be forced into an uneasy alliance in Adam Wingard's upcoming sequel.

CCXP 2023 is now underway in São Paulo, Brazil, and the event will feature panels from Warner Bros., Netflix, Apple TV+, and Paramount, with plenty of immersive fan experiences and exclusive content.

The most anticipated trailer for Kaiju fans is, of course, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, which is expected to screen on December 3 before being released online shortly after.

The studio will most likely release a brief teaser before then, but for now, Legendary has followed up our recent first look at a ferocious new Titan who's been dubbed the "Skar King" (another giant ape that's believed to be more Orangutan-like in appearance) with two new posters spotlighting Godzilla and Kong.

We still don't know a whole lot about Wingard's follow-up to the hugely successful Godzilla vs. Kong, but it has been confirmed that the legendary monsters will be teaming up from the get-go this time in order to defend the planet against a mysterious threat that's emerged from Hollow Earth.

Rebecca Hall (Dr. Ilene Andrews), Brian Tyree Henry (Bernie Hayes) and Kaylee Hottle (Jia) will reprise their roles from the previous movie, but Millie Bobby Brown and Alexander Skarsgård will not be back, with Legion alum Dan Stevens taking over as the main protagonist. Fala Chen, Alex Ferns and Rachel House also joined the cast.

Wingard will collaborate once more with production designer Tom Hammock, editor Josh Schaeffer, and composer Tom Holkenborg. Terry Rossio is back on script duties, along with Jeremy Slater and Wingard's frequent collaborator Simon Barrett.

"This latest entry follows up the explosive showdown of Godzilla vs. Kong with an all-new cinematic adventure, pitting the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence – and our own. The epic new film will delve further into the histories of these Titans, their origins and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and tied them to humankind forever."

Principal photography commenced in Gold Coast, Queensland, on July 29, 2022, and officially wrapped last November. The film is scheduled to be theatrically released on April 12, 2024 after previously being slated for a March 15, 2024.

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Origame - 12/1/2023, 8:12 AM
Wish we'd get a titan from the series that hasn't been adapted yet instead of this new titan that's just another Kong. I could see destroyah being a good threat if you're creative with the form.
rockinsokinrobo - 12/1/2023, 8:24 AM
@Origame - that would make sense. I don’t understand the need to create new characters when there is a rich history already.
Vigor - 12/1/2023, 8:37 AM
@rockinsokinrobo - I have a feeling the orangutan is intentional misdirection but there's another threat behind the scenes. I guess we will get an idea with the trailer
EZBeast - 12/1/2023, 8:54 AM
@Origame @rockinsokinrobo - toho is very protective of their creations and aren’t the biggest fans of handing them out. Personally I like seeing new creations occasionally as only the mutos have been the only original monster since megaguirus in like 2001 (you can say monster x from final wars 2004 but it was just another form of Ghidorah). Remember Warner is in charge of the monsterverse and without all the monster rights they need to be creative.
CerealKiller1 - 12/1/2023, 8:20 AM
At least you did some research since your last article on this
tmp3 - 12/1/2023, 8:27 AM
Godzilla Minus One was [frick]ing incredible. Still need to check out Monarch too.
xfactor - 12/3/2023, 1:18 AM
@tmp3 - just got back and holy shit are you right. Best movie of the year for me
MosquitoFarmer - 12/1/2023, 8:38 AM
Even with them on the same team (as was obviously going to happen anyway), I'm still team Godzilla all the way!

As usual, we can likely expect plenty of time with some less than interesting/invested human characters.
Slotherin - 12/2/2023, 8:24 PM
@MosquitoFarmer - well, yeah, but that's kinda the "just here for Godzilla" trope anyway.
I'd say Godzilla vs Kong did well to keep that stuff brief and I'm to understand Monarch thankfully did better in the human side of things.
With that said, I actually thought Skull Island handled its cast well.
FinnishDude - 12/1/2023, 8:48 AM
Monsterverse has kinda been disappoinment for me. Skull Island was genuily solid blockbuster (nothing groudbreaking, but good fun) and Godzilla vs. Kong was fine one time watch, but both Godzilla movies were lackluster and I'm just not interested in this franchise as a shared universe, where I would get excited for seeing certain characters or actors coming back and interacting.
Izaizaiza - 12/1/2023, 8:55 AM
For me, the monster versus has been a completely enjoyable popcorn munching disappointment.

Can't [frick]ing wait for Godzilla minus one though! Going to see it this Sunday.
Vigor - 12/1/2023, 9:11 AM
@Izaizaiza - "For me, the monster versus has been a completely enjoyable popcorn munching disappointment."

Bro I can't make sense of this statement. So did you enjoy it or were you disappointed 😅
Izaizaiza - 12/1/2023, 9:45 AM
@Vigor - Both! I was hoping for a succulent filet mignon, but got a delicious juicy burger. They are dumb fun, and I enjoy the shit out of them.

Given original Godzilla's history as a symbol for man's arrogance in relation to nature, and an allegory for the horrors of war, I was hoping for the monster smashing fun to be wrapped around a subtle, well written script addressing our current environmental catastrophe. Disappointed that we didn't get that, but living the popcorn munching monster fun!
Vigor - 12/1/2023, 9:56 AM
@Izaizaiza - ahhh I get ya

For me, I was born in the 80s. I grew up with godzilla as fun monster destroying Japan movies. I found the fact that godzilla was destructive to human cities, yet also protective of them from other monsters, super intriguing. So thats what I wanted to see in a modern interpretation. I was too young to understand allegories and metaphors. So that never was the impression that stuck with me.

I just want to see a truly unfukwittable giant walking iguana proceed to troll humans but also be their great protector! (Oh and excellent cgi, of course). And that's what I've gotten with the monsterverse!
Having kong part of the proceedings was the cherry on top!
Izaizaiza - 12/1/2023, 10:11 AM
@Vigor - I love all that stuff as well! I was born in the 60's, loved watching guys in rubber suits smashing models as a kid, and then wrote papers deconstructing the evolving social role of Godzilla from a postmodern perspective when I was in grad school.... which is a little cringy now, I admit. (Although having watching all of the Godzilla films be your research was pretty fantastic). I'm a zilla geek from every perspective.

Vigor - 12/1/2023, 10:21 AM
@Izaizaiza - don't be ashamed. That's AWESOME!
The1st - 12/1/2023, 12:57 PM
@Vigor - Reminds me of Raz's ideology...it not that he wants to destroy humanity, just they need a little destuc...er, deconstruction periodically.
EZBeast - 12/1/2023, 9:04 AM
The first mammal like villain of Godzilla’s career makes me excited af and I can’t wait to see what they do with the hollow earth in this movie!
Vigor - 12/1/2023, 9:10 AM
@EZBeast - Kong almost bested godzilla. It's the intelligence factor. Godzilla better be careful. Apes can use tools (axes, spears). Godzilla will need Kong
Scarilian - 12/1/2023, 2:52 PM
@EZBeast -
Kinda? Godzilla: Singular Point had him facing off against Salunga that was part reptilian part ape.
EZBeast - 12/1/2023, 3:04 PM
@Scarilian - he never even fought him in that series…
EZBeast - 12/1/2023, 3:05 PM
@Scarilian - and lets be honest that god awful Netflix series doesn’t count in the Godzilla’s long lived film series
BeNice123 - 12/1/2023, 9:08 AM
Space Godzilla is gonna scare the Baheebee Jeebeez out of me.
sparkadv - 12/1/2023, 9:39 AM
It would be awesome if they bring the Ultraman verse into the pot.
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