While the movie was met with mixed reviews from fans and critics alike, it appears a follow-up is already in the works at Legendary, and The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Wingard, director of Godzilla Vs Kong is in talks to direct the franchise’s next instalment.
Per the initial report, one of the titles being bounced around is Son Of Kong. However, outside of that vague information, nothing else is known about the future of the series.
Son Of Kong was originally released in 1933. The movie was rushed into production following the release of the original King Kong, which also hit theaters that same year.
It was produced miraculously fast as a way for the studio to capitalize on the success. The movie centers on the same showman who brought Kong to New York.
He returns to Skull Island and finds Kong’s son, a smaller (though still large) ape with a winning personality. Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong) rescues Kong Jr. from quicksand and, as a result, finds himself a devoted protector.
This all comes about as a result of Godzilla Vs Kong’s unexpected, monstrous success. The movie has already surpassed $400 million at the box office, making it by far the biggest release since the pandemic began.
It grossed more than King Of The Monsters, and did so with capacity limits in many theaters around the world. Plus, the movie has been available to stream on HBO Max in the U.S.
As for Wingard, it might be tough to nail him down. The filmmaker is busier than he’s ever been, with high-profile projects such as Face/Off 2 and ThunderCats on his to-do list.
That leads to the bigger question of when this new MonsterVerse movie would actually get made. Though the does seem to be in the early stages as no writer is currently attached.