Metal fans love monster movies, but giant monster movies are especially important to us. From Blue Öyster Cult’s anthem to the destruction of Tokyo to Metallica’s love for Lovecraft, the idea of a god in physical form showing up and smashing the entire world gives us goosebumps, maybe because we’ve always dreamed of being in their place. Which is why the new poster released today for Godzilla vs. Kong has us chanting the word “FIGHT!” at the top of our lungs.
Legendary Entertainment has been hinting at the monster battle to end all monster battles since the release of both 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, in which the King Kong and Godzilla universes were tied together by the shady government agency Monarch; and 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the closing credits of which make reference to King Kong existing in the same world as Godzilla, Mothra, and the rest. Now, it looks as though the two forces of destruction are going to finally clash.
“In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in a spectacular battle for the ages,” says the film’s press release, as posted by Bloody Disgusting. “As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into uncharted terrain and unearths clues to the Titans’ origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.”
Check out the poster for Godzilla vs. Kong below:
Godzilla vs. Kong hits theaters and HBO Max on March 26th, 2021. Legendary has also revealed that the trailer for the film will drop this Sunday, January 24th, so get ready.
What’s most important for this film, obviously, is gambling. Let’s see some greenbacks, people: who will win? Who will die? Will giant monkeys prevail, or will atom-age reptiles conquer the earth? We’re taking all bets!
Words by Chris Krovatin