Although Godzilla vs. Kong has gone on to become a massive success on just about every front, there was at one point some uncertainty about the film. In particular, after the box office results of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, it seemed unlikely that the MonsterVerse would continue past Godzilla vs Kong. And while Godzilla vs. Kong has exceeded expectations, providing a rejuvenating run at the box office, there still isn’t any word yet on whether or not there will be a sequel. In any case, Adam Wingard has previously discussed the possibility. In fact, he’s even provided the tidbit that he’d like to see Hollow Earth become more of the focus in a potential Godzilla vs. Kong 2.
While speaking with Deadline, this is what Adam Wingard had to say:
“I would absolutely love to continue. The clear starting point we teed up, exploring Hollow Earth, I think there is a lot more to do there. This is a pre-history of Planet Earth, where all the titans come from. We tee up some mystery in this film, things I want to see resolved and explored and pushed to the next level. If I have the opportunity, I know what I will do. It’s up to Warner Bros and Legendary if they have an appetite.”
It definitely seems like the most logical place for a sequel to explore. After all, the film ends with Kong as the presumed king of Hollow Earth. As such, focusing on such a location would allow more opportunities to explore Kong as a character, his backstory, and more details about Hollow Earth itself. What’s more, it could also be a good way to introduce more monsters – both classic and new. Whether or not these new monsters could include aliens like the original Godzilla franchise, however, is yet to be seen. Adam Wingard even mentioned that he wanted to keep away from aliens in Godzilla vs. Kong.
“If you look at those original films with Mechagodzilla, they have a convoluted storyline involving aliens. That wasn’t something I wanted in this movie, not that I didn’t enjoy the hell out of that in those films. It didn’t fit. It was important to me that if someone was going to be piloting Mechagodzilla, it ought to be a Japanese actor. This is where [the decision to cast a new Asian character] originated.”
Of course, considering King Ghidorah is from space, it seems likely that more of a sci-fi element could come into play. It all depends on whether or not Warner Bros and Legendary decide to continue their MonsterVerse, and what exactly they end up doing with Godzilla vs. Kong 2 or any other follow-ups.