The director of Godzilla vs. Kong’s Adam Wingard says his version of King Kong is like Clint Eastwood’s grizzled gunman character from Unforgiven.
Godzilla vs. Kong Director Adam Wingard compares Kong’s MonsterVerse arc to Clint Eastwood. The atomic monster with the fire breath first clashed with the giant ape from Skull Island in 1963. King Kong vs. Godzilla. Now the two Titans will once again fight in a CGI extravaganza as part of Legendary and Warner Bros. ‘MonsterVerse film series.
Kong, of course, made his MonsterVerse debut in 2017. Kong: Skull Island, while its adversary Green Atomic Titan emerged in its newest form as of 2014 Godzilla. 2019 also saw the launch of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, a kaiju battle royale with Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah and other characters from classic Japanese cinema. Then King of monsters Somewhat disappointed at the box office (with just $ 386 million worldwide on a budget in excess of $ 200 million), the studio hopes that a showdown between the most famous of all the giant movie monsters will bring back audiences and fans. critics. In fact, the response has been positive to the first Godzilla vs. Kong trailers, as anticipation mounts for the latest MonsterVerse entry.
Continuing to add to that feeling of anticipation, Godzilla vs. Kong Director Wingard teased an emerging aspect of Kong’s character that may sound surprising to some movie fans. Talking to Total movie (via GamesRadar), Wingard drew an interesting parallel between Kong’s character arc throughout MonsterVerse and the classic western star Eastwood’s progression from his “Man With No Name” days to his later grizzled gunslinger phase. Wingard said:
“I see him not just as an animal. He is the gunman without the shooting. He is an overflowing action hero who is not in a great place in his life. The way I always see my version of Kong … in Kong: Skull Island, back in the 70s, is basically Clint Eastwood in The Good, The Bad And The Ugly. In my version, this is Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven. He’s at the end of his rope. He’s not having a great time. when action calls, he’s always ready to step up and take it on! “
Eastwood’s Oscar-winning 1992 film Unforgivable in fact, it featured a remake of the actor’s iconic Western image, featuring a character who thought his fighting days were behind him until the opportunity to correct a mistake called him back to action. Honestly, it seems unlikely that Godzilla vs. Kong will present the same layers of moral complexity as Unforgivable It appears in his description of the Eastwood gunman on the hill. However, Wingard says that Kong is an older version of himself in the new movie, and has to be awakened from “not have a good time“to fight Godzilla once more.
In fact, this all sounds like an interesting way to give King Kong a kind of character bow rather than just turning him into a great ape fighting a giant atomic monster. However, it remains to be seen whether this additional character baggage means anything to the finished film, or represents a showcase for what would otherwise be a massive CGI show. Fans of kaiju fights probably don’t care much about Kong’s motivations, but they just want to see him and Godzilla in some epic fight scenes. Previous MonsterVerse movies were, of course, criticized for getting too bogged down in human action and giving little thought to monsters. It will be interesting to see if Godzilla vs. Kong Avoid this particular pitfall on your way to wrapping up the Titans story.
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Source: Total Film (via GamesRadar)
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