In that movie, these new baby Transformers immediately start lashing out. But things go very wrong when they funnel the Hollow Earth energy through Ghidorah’s skull. “Godzilla vs Kong” never really tries to explain what happened there, instead just having Millie Bobby Brown make a comment about it having a mind of its own. Plus for a limited time, all members of Team Kong, Team Godzilla, and Team Monarch can head over to Monsterverse.com for an exclusive set of Godzilla vs. Kong Calling Cards to show off your Titan team spirit or flex your Monarch security clearance level in battle.

YouTuber and filmmaker James Rolfe was offered a potential cameo by Wingard, but production pressures and the birth of his second daughter meant it wasn’t able to be arranged. González noted having enjoyed the fact that her character was a Latina woman with a high position within a company, and not forced into a stereotype. Bernie Hayes, an employee of Apex Cybernetics and host of a Titan conspiracy podcast, extracts data suggesting sinister activities at Apex’s Pensacola facility. However, Godzilla suddenly attacks the facility; Bernie stumbles on a massive device during the rampage.

The film had its first official NFT art release in collaboration with a major studio. On April 7, the professional wrestling show AEW Dynamite (airing on WarnerMedia-owned channel TNT) held a special Godzilla vs. Kong-themed match. They sneak into the wrecked Apex base, discover a secret facility underground, and are inadvertently locked into an underground hyperloop-type transport to Apex headquarters in Hong Kong, where they unwittingly stumble on a test of Mechagodzilla. It is telepathically controlled by Ren Serizawa, the son of the late Ishirō Serizawa, through the neural networks from the skull of a severed Ghidorah head, but is hobbled by its power supply’s limitations. Walter intends to harness the Hollow Earth’s energy to overcome Mechagodzilla’s limitations. Five years after the alien dragon King Ghidorah awakened giant monsters, known as “Titans”, across the globe and was defeated by Godzilla, Kong is monitored by Monarch within a giant dome on Skull Island.

Mark Russell and Ren Serizawa both respectively got attention drawn to them in the trailers implying they would both at least be relevant supporting characters, but Ren’s role is essentially an Elite Mook and Mark has only a few scenes and minimal relevance in the film proper. In the film, Andrews seems just as uncaring as Nathan about the question of why Godzilla is uncharacteristically attacking now when she joins the mission to bring Kong to the Hollow Earth. In the novelization, she assumes that Godzilla’s new apparent hostility is caused by him sensing Kong as a new rival to his dominance. While Monarch unearths clues to the Titans’ origins, Godzilla has seemingly turned against humanity and has been going on a rampage across the world. Desperate for a way to fight back, humanity ends up taking Kong from his island to the mainlands, as he is the only one remotely capable of fighting back against the King of the Monsters. I think the same thing happened with Ghidorah’s “essence” or whatever in the skull.

No doubt fans are still waiting anxiously to see Yongary and Hedorah pop up in a MonsterVerse film at some point. And with Warner Bros. allegedly interested in keeping the franchise going, there are any number of stories to tell. Not all of the monsters that answered Ghidorah’s call were shown onscreen.

Maia and the Apex team attempt to escape in the ensuing mayhem, but their HEAV is crushed by Kong. Kong, Ilene, Jia, and Nathan ascend to Hong Kong, where Kong engages Godzilla in a final battle. Kong initially gains the upper hand; however, Godzilla emerges victorious after incapacitating Kong. Meanwhile the power source in Hollow Earth is discovered when Kong charges his massive battle axe with it, making it impervious to Godzilla’s cuachalalate benefits atomic breath. Apex CEO Walter Simmons (Demián Bichir) orders the head of the team, his daughter Maya to obtain the power source’s signature, but she and the rest of her team are killed when Godzilla attacks Hollow Earth from the surface, unleashing a horde of creatures below. The trio are brought to Walter, who is planning to set MechaGodzilla onto the real Godzilla to establish humanity’s dominance over the creatures.

A sequel is set to shoot in 2022, with Wingard returning to the director’s chair with both Dan Stevens and Fala Chen cast in a role. The Apex folks who made the trip get what they came for, a sample of the magic blue energy. Conveniently, they don’t have to physically take the sample back to the surface. Apparently, a simple email containing the “energy signature” is good enough.

And Kong’s ability to fight off the Hollow Earth Titans and find his ancestor’s temple where they harnessed the energy of Hollow Earth plays right into their plans of activating Mechagodzilla with a power source that can let it run with no limit. Godzilla and Kong’s battle in Hong Kong showcase skyscrapers lit top to bottom in neon lights. Compared to the dreary, smoke filled wreckage in the last two Godzilla movies it comes across looking much more like a primetime wrestling match than a desperate battle for the fate of the planet. When Godzilla really lays into Kong most of the skyscrapers have powered down in the destruction. And when Mechagodzilla rears its head it’s daytime and all the neon is gone, going back to dreary battles for the planet. On top of that the mech is never seen outside its creation laboratory or a city, bringing in how artificial the creation is.

Like previous seasons, the Season Three Battle Pass System gives you two weapons with which to build a new Loadout. And with Classified Arms, Captain Butcher made sure to pick only the most powerful prototypical weapons — yours for free at Tier 15 and Tier 31 . This long-awaited blockbuster matchup makes it easy not to think about the so-so story and characters by serving up plenty of action and incredible effects. Godzilla vs. Kong writer Max Borenstein teases the addition of more MonsterVerse films to Legendary Entertainment’s cinematic universe. Godzilla vs. Kong is an exciting film, and one of its creators believes a continuation doesn’t need humans. With Godzilla vs. Kong finally hitting theaters and HBO Max, here’s a look at the best and worst reviewed movies in the MonsterVerse franchise.