Godzilla vs Kong is still going strong and has been the biggest box office hit during the pandemic. The film has earned 400 million worldwide and is still going. So naturally Warner Bros and Legendary have started walking back the notion that the biggest monster mash of the century would be the MonsterVerse’s final film. Director Adam Wingard is in the driver’s seat now and he has an idea where another film in the franchise can go.
Early speculation is pointing towards Wingard returning to the Hollow-Earth introduced in GvK and that we could get a Son of Kong film.
As revealed via THR:
“The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Legendary is quietly taking steps to stretch the series into one or more installments, entering early talks with Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard to return for another round of monster-on-monster mayhem. If a deal closes, Wingard would be the first helmer to return to the monster fold since Godzilla kicked off the Legendary partnership with Japan’s Toho in 2014 with $524 million in global receipts.”
The original Son of Kong film was a sequel to King Kong that saw a young giant sized ape battling various creatures on Skull Island.
As of now, there’s no timetable for the project as Wingard has become popular among studios. Warner Bros., for example, chased and landed the director for a live-action feature based on the Saturday morning cartoon Thundercats. And a Face/Off sequel at Paramount also beckons. And there is no known writer attached to the new MonsterVerse installment, either.
Hopefully we’ll have further updates soon and how exactly or if Legendary will be continuing the MonsterVerse. But since they apparently are discussing the possibilities of a sequel, it seems like we can count on the franchise moving forward.