Godzilla Vs. Kong 2: Everything We Know So Far About Adam Wingard's Sequel

It's good to be the king (Kong). The Eighth Wonder of the World only just made his return to the big screen in 2021 with "Godzilla vs. Kong," the fourth entry in Warner Bros.' MonsterVerse and the first movie to pit everyone's favorite Big Boys against one another since Kong taught Godzilla the value of eating his vegetables in 1963's "King Kong vs. Godzilla." Adam Wingard's film was also the first real box office hit of the pandemic era (so far as U.S. releases go), tossing theaters a lifeline at a time when they desperately needed one and grossing over $470 million at the worldwide box office.

With a live-action MonsterVerse streaming series in the works at Apple TV+, an animated "Skull Island" TV show moving forward at Netflix, and even a live-action "King Kong" series being developed by producer James Wan for Disney+ (a project that exists separate from the MonsterVerse canon, mind you), there are Kong-related ventures pretty much anywhere you turn right now. Not to be left behind, an as-yet-untitled sequel to "Godzilla vs. Kong" is also in production over at Warner Bros., with a March 15, 2024 release date already in place. Here's everything else we know about the movie at the moment.

What is Godzilla Vs. Kong 2 about?

Here's the official description for the "Godzilla vs. Kong" sequel:

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.

To jog your memory: "Godzilla vs. Kong" ended with Godzilla and Kong reaching a truce after teaming up to defeat Mechagodzilla, with Kong heading back to the Hollow Earth to rule from his ancestors' throne. Based on this synopsis, it seems the sequel will only further move the Titans into the spotlight, which could either be a good or bad thing depending on how you feel about humanity's role in the MonsterVerse so far. Personally, I feel the humans are essential to its storytelling, from the perspective they lend to the Titan fights to the way they bring the property's themes about nature into focus. They just, y'know, need to be a little better-written is all.

Who is working on Godzilla Vs. Kong 2?

Adam Wingard is back directing the "Godzilla vs. Kong" sequel, from a script penned by Terry Rossio ("Godzilla vs. Kong"), Jeremy Slater ("Moon Knight"), and Wingard's longtime screenwriter Simon Barrett ("You're Next," "The Guest"). Filming is now underway on the movie, as evidenced by this photo of Wingard pointing at something outside the frame, as all very serious directors are inclined to do:

So far as the cast goes, "Godzilla vs. Kong" co-stars Rebecca Hall (Dr. Ilene Andrews), Brian Tyree Henry (Bernie Hayes), and Kaylee Hottle (Jia) are all reprising their roles for the sequel. They will be joined by the likes of Dan Stevens (who also starred in "The Guest" for Wingard), Fala Chen ("Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings"), Alex Ferns ("The Batman"), and Rachel House ("Foundation"). So far, though, there's been no mention of Millie Bobby Brown reprising her role as Madison Russell from "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" and "Godzilla vs. Kong," although that might be for the best (with no shade to the talented Brown, the last MonsterVerse film had a hard enough time making Madison feel vital to the plot as-is).