When Godzilla vs. Kong came out in 2021, it was a bag of mixed reactions. Fans were clamoring to watch the Monsterverse movie, to finally have a look at what a battle between these two monsters would be like. And while the hype for the movie was massive, even amidst the pandemic, the post-watch reaction wasn’t as good.
The movie starred names like Millie Bobby Brown of Stranger Things fame and Alexander Skarsgard of True Blood. But even their star power and fan following, along with the hype for the movie could not turn things around for that implausible plot. The redeeming part of the movie was perhaps the two monsters everyone and their mother went to watch it for. So I guess, in a way, it did not disappoint.
Monsterverse in Queensland Australia
Now news has broken that the Monsterverse movie is getting another installment with Godzilla vs. Kong 2. The movie has apparently already started filming in Australia, with Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, and Kaylee Hottle reprising their roles. The Adam Wingard sequel movie will also feature Dan Stevens, Fala Chen, Alex Ferns, and Rachel House amongst others.
The first movie brought the two heavyweights of the Monsterverse to face off against each other. And it looks like a rematch is on the horizon. Footage was leaked from the shooting going on on a beach in Gold Coast, Queensland Australia, where people can be seen running for their lives, like in every other monster movie.
While plot details are under wrap, fans are expecting to see another massive battle, with the two monsters going toe to toe once again. And possibly cameos from some other well-known monsters from the lore as well. With new and old faces to grace our screens along with the two monsters, let’s hope the upcoming movie will be bigger and better than the previous one.
Fans React to Sequel News
The fans of the Monsterverse are equally hyped and nonchalant about the sequel announcement. While some are happy to see another monster battle on their screens, others are feeling meh. Some have even taken it upon themselves to ask one of the stars of the movie, Millie Bobby Brown, to hopefully not wreck the movie like the previous one.
While it is still a speculation, but sources report that Millie Bobby Brown is also set to appear in the next Monsterverse installment. How much of it is true, is yet to be confirmed. Her part in the previous movie was pretty limited, unlike what she had in the standalone Godzilla movie. So if she returns, hopefully, they give her some more material to work with. I mean, it’s Millie, we all know she can do it.
Fans are letting their thought know on social media about what they think of the upcoming movie.
It's literally called GVK 2
It's a Son of Kong movie
— Calcifer (@EnjoyingGhibli) August 25, 2022
First one was mid.
— Astoban (@Astoban6) August 25, 2022
Another fan tweeted that regardless of what the movie seems like, they would be waiting to watch it.
Didn’t understand the hype for the first one, but will be watching
— LifeGoesOn (@astroenixx) August 25, 2022
More monsters less humans and I’m all on. And hopefully they do a lot more fighting scenes with them and explore more monsters
— Blicky Johnson (@JohnsonBlicky) August 25, 2022
Another user said that it will not be a Godzilla vs. Kong sequel, but just another installment of the Monsterverse. Only time will tell what we are really getting this time around.
Well it is a follow up to godzilla vs kong
A sequel to the movie doesnt mean they will fight again just that this is the next adventure
— nicktb1999 (@nicktb1999) August 25, 2022
When Godzilla vs. Kong was released last year, some fans were not very happy with Millie Bobby Brown’s part in it. They wanted monster movies to be released from the shackles of Brown. Don’t think the general idea will change much with this new announcement.
no hate to millie bobby brown and the generic white guy in godzilla vs kong but i’d love to see 2-7 monsters just beat the shit out of each other for 2 hours i don’t care about the humans
— Henry (@hmscraig7) December 1, 2021
Godzilla vs Kong: 2/10 the movie was awful but every time i looked at the screen i was like “ooh giant monkey and radioactive lizard from hell” and got over it, Mechagodzilla should’ve won, i want blockbuster monster movies to be released from the shackles of Millie Bobby Brown
— dream sequence (@Keegslc) July 7, 2021
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Other than the small tidbits here and there, there is a lot more that is undisclosed to the audience for now. The next Monsterverse installment will hopefully be another spectacle for the moviegoers to enjoy. For now, we also have the animated Netflix series, Skull Island and the Apple TV+ Godzilla show to look forward to, which are also part of the Monsterverse. Recently, Disney+ also confirmed a King Kong Origin series, which has the fans equally as excited.
For now, the Godzilla Vs. Kong sequel is scheduled to hit theaters on March 15, 2024.