Though I personally wasn’t happy at the news that Adam Wingard was directing Godzilla Vs. Kong, he did say something in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that I found slightly encouraging. If you’ve ever seen the 1962 King Kong Vs. Godzilla, you will recall that the two titans falls into the sea, after which we see Kong surface and head off to his island. This seemed to hint that the giant ape may have won, but did no more than that, and many fans believe that the result was a draw. In fact when famous characters are pitted against each other, the result often seems to be a draw, leaving viewers wondering what the point of it all was. This was even going on back in 1942 with Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man.
However, Wingard has said that his film will be different.
“I do want there to be a winner. The original film was very fun, but you feel a little let down that the movie doesn’t take a definitive stance. People are still debating now who won in that original movie, you know. So, I do want people to walk away from this film feeling like, Okay, there is a winner.”
So, who will the victor be? I’ve always thought that Godzilla would easily win in a fight however big the filmmakers make Kong so he’s as tall as Godzilla, but then Kong does possibly have more intelligence. Hmmmm. Anyway, Godzilla Vs Kong isn’t out till May 20th 2020, but Wingard has his anime adaptation Death Note coming out August 25th of this year.