According to the film’s writer, the aircraft carrier scene from Godzilla vs. Kong was originally a scrapped idea from the 2014 Godzilla movie.
Warning: Spoilers for Godzilla vs. Kong later.
According to writer Max Borenstein, Godzilla vs. KongThe aircraft carrier scene was apparently a discarded idea from Godzilla (2014). Godzilla vs. Kong is the latest MonsterVerse entry Legendary has attempted to create over the past few years. His most recent entries were Kong: Skull Island Y Godzilla: King of the Monsters. In this new film, Kong and Godzilla face off in a heated battle over who is the dominant Titan. Major actors like Millie Bobbie Brown, Alexander Skarsgård, and Rebecca Hall star in the film.
There is a scene where Kong is being transported on an aircraft carrier away from Skull Island when Godzilla finds him and attacks the ship. It is the first of many great battles between Godzilla and Kong. The Titans fight in the water while the humans remain, only hoping to survive while the ship is shaken and capsized. It’s a fairly even fight between the two giants that makes the conflict even more epic.
Interestingly, according to one of the film’s writers, Max borenstein, there was another version of this same scene that was cut from the original Godzilla movie. At the time, the scene would have been too expensive and production heavy to include. Here’s what Borenstein had to say about that scene in an interview with Collider:
“When I got to Godzilla … at one point in the process, there was a fixed piece that was on an aircraft carrier and Godzilla hit it and you were with the people. [the aircraft carrier] was reversed … And then when I came back to this project [Godzilla vs. Kong] one of the things I found out … it probably had nothing to do with the set-piece I had once written, but here we were on an aircraft carrier having a bad fight where the ship was going to turn and flip. It was like this that I had written once before. “
It is fascinating to see how a scene in Godzilla it was almost the same scene that turned her into Godzilla vs. Kong. This shows just how interconnected Legendary’s MonsterVerse is shaping up and how big of a hand Borenstein had in all four movies. For more than a decade, Marvel has perfected the format of the cinematic universe that other studios have tried and failed to copy. Now that Godzilla vs. Kong is already a huge success, maybe Warner Bros. will have two universes launched successfully after the DCEU.
Godzilla vs. Kong leaves open the opportunity for multiple spinoff franchises. There are still many questions left unanswered by the movie. Audiences still don’t know where Godzilla went in the end, what happens to Kong now that he’s inside The Hollow Earth, or how Apex will handle the multiple Titans that still roam the Earth. Each of these topics could cover an entire movie. No future MonsterVerse projects have been confirmed, but with the success of Godzilla vs. Kong, an ad is surely around the corner.
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