Despite some stumbles in the past, both Godzilla and King Kong have had financial success in their most recent movies in the US and around the world. So, not surprisingly, we’re going to be getting a film that’ll put them against each other in Godzilla vs. King Kong. The film will be directed by Adam Wingard, who was at SDCC, and talked to IGN about the pleasures and wonders of making this film.
“It’s been a pleasure already in the first stages of it, having an excuse to go back and watch 30 Godzilla movies and justifying it to yourself. For me, it’s about taking the series to the next level.”
He also noted that he has a connection to both of the big beasts in the film:
“I think they’re very similar in a lot of ways. It’s easy to demonize Godzilla on one hand, but I have a lot of emotional attachment to both monsters.”
One of the biggest concerns is the question of size, as one at present definitely towers over the other. Thankfully, Wingard has an answer for how to make it more even size wise.
“They gave us a good out in Kong when they mentioned that Kong is still growing, but that’ll be a challenge we have to deal with, and we’re very aware of that issue.”
The film is still in the early stages, and the clash isn’t set to come until 2020.