Fresh off the big box office success of Godzilla vs. Kong, director Adam Wingard is in talks for another monster movie at Legendary. The film is expected to be another addition to the studio’s MonsterVerse extended universe, which kicked off in 2014 with Godzilla.
Unfortunately there are no real details regarding the project, but THR reports that one titled being talked over is Son Of Kong, news which might fill Kong fans with dread.
Why? Well, the original Son Of Kong was the sequel to 1933’s King Kong that arrived just nine months after that film. Even at just 62 minutes, the film etched its way into film history by introducing Kong’s son, along with having one of the most deranged endings in film history.
However that’s not even close to concrete at this point. And it seems more likely that a sequel would focus on Hollow Earth, the monster-filled wonderland introduced in Godzilla vs. Kong.
Plus, this project is possibly many years away, as it likely wouldn’t even be Wingard’s next film. He’s currently got two other movies in the works – a live-action Thundercats film at Warner Bros., and a Face/Off remake/sequel at Paramount.
It seems most likely that Legendary were simply extremely happy at the box office performance of Godzilla vs. Kong, and wanted to lock Wingard in for another monster movie as soon as possible, even if the details aren’t worked out yet.
So we may have to wait a while before we find out what this movie is about, and whether it even revolves around King Kong. It could focus on a totally separate monster. What we do know is that this will make Wingard the first director from the MonsterVerse to return to helm a second film in the franchise.