While the future of Legendary’s MonsterVerse hasn’t been officially revealed as of yet, sources have said that Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard is in talks to return for another film that could possibly be Son of Kong.
As reported by THR, Legendary is “quietly taking steps to stretch the series into one or more installments” following the success of Godzilla vs. Kong.
Not only did Godzilla vs. Kong smash the pandemic record for an opening weekend box office debut, the latest film in the MonsterVerse has also already surpassed $400 million globally. This success is despite the movie also being available on HBO Max.
If Legendary can secure a new deal with Wingard, this would be the first time a director has returned for a second film since the MonsterVerse began with 2014’s Godzilla.
However, there is no timetable for Wingard’s return as he has already committed to directing both a feature film adaptation of the animated television series Thundercats and a sequel to 1997’s Face/Off, which starred John Travolta and Nicolas Cage.
THR also notes that Wingard has been very involved in “creating Godzilla vs. Kong set-pieces as well as the world-building for the movie’s Hollow Earth plotline.” They’ve also been discussing plenty of ideas for what this new film would be, and Son of Kong is one of these that is being “floated internally.”
1933’s Son of Kong was originally a sequel to King Kong that was released nine months after the original. The story picked up a month after Kong’s destructive time in New York City.
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