Movie fans are generally divided when it comes to 2014’s Godzilla, which favored stunning and evocative visuals over traditional action. With the follow-up, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, director Michael Dougherty is looking to please everyone with a movie that evokes the terror and majesty of giant monsters and devotes a great deal of screen time to those monsters stomping the crap out of each other. Watch the final Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer below.
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In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Jumanji 3 begins shooting in January.
- James Wan knows where he’d like to take Aquaman 2.
- What Mamma Mia 3 should be about, according to the cast.
- Johnny Depp may not appear in Pirates of the Caribbean reboot.
- Sylvester Stallone gives a glimpse of the “Heartstopper” knife on the set of Rambo 5.
- 3D animated sequel Bigfoot Superstar taps Ben Stassen to direct.
- A Godzilla: King of Monsters prequel comic is in the works.
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Back in December, Legendary Pictures put out a press release declaring that the title of Godzilla 2 was Godzilla: King of the Monsters. That appears to have changed, because today Legendary and Warner Bros. jointly released a statement announcing that Godzilla 2 has begun filming, but there’s no official title to be found. Hmm.
But just because the title has dropped references to other monsters doesn’t mean the movie itself has done the same thing. Get the latest Godzilla 2 details below, including the confirmation of the cast and a head count of the creatures Godzilla will battle in this film.
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Following Straight Outta Compton, the stars who played the core members of the groundbreaking rap group NWA became quickly rising stars. Jason Mitchell played Eazy E, Corey Hawkins played Dr. Dre and O’Shea Jackson Jr. stepped into the shoes of his father as Ice Cube. Since then, Hawkins went on to lead 24: Legacy while Mitchell took a solid supporting turn in the comedy Keanu and made a huge splash with an award-worthy performance in the Sundance selected Mudbound. Then they both went on to play key supporting characters in Kong: Skull Island. Now their NWA partner is joining the same movie monster universe.
O’Shea Jackson Jr. is currently in talks to take a role in Godzilla: King of Monsters, the sequel to the 2014 blockbuster directed by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story helmer Gareth Edwards, who won’t be back this time around. Find out more below. Read More »
In the third part of my interview with director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the filmmaker talks about how Kong: Skull Island might set-up the upcoming Godzilla: King of Monsters, the 2020 event showdown film Godzilla vs. Kong, and the future of Warner Bros’ Monsterverse.
Parts one and two can be found at those links. Read on for the conclusion!
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Kong: Skull Island isn’t just a new take on the classic movie monster that originated on the big screen back in 1933. It’s also the second film in the new cinematic universe that launched with Gareth Edwards’ new take on Godzilla in 2014. Though Kong: Skull Island takes place all the way back in 1973, it prominently features the government organization Monarch, the same department that kept the existence of Godzilla and other monsters under wraps in Edwards’ film.
If you saw Kong: Skull Island in theaters already, you may have seen the post-credits stinger that featured a scene tying the new King Kong adventure even more directly to the new monster movie universe being created by Warner Bros. and Legendary. For those who maybe didn’t know about the Kong Skull Island credits scene or didn’t quite understand what it was showing, we’ve got you covered.
SPECIAL NOTE: If you’re planning to see Kong: Skull Island and don’t want it spoiled, we’ve included all those details after the jump. Just beware that if you stay after the credits, you’ll want to stop paying attention to the scrolling words on screen once the credits for the soundtrack start to roll. Otherwise, just after that there is one particular line in the credits that ruins the surprise of what lies in the scene that follows. Read More »