Kaiju fans have been eagerly awaiting news of the next MonsterVerse installment. Especially considering how many possibilities the successful release of Godzilla Vs. Kong opened up. Now Godzilla Vs. Kong writer Max Borenstein has teased the potential future of the MonsterVerse.
While speaking with ScreenRant, Max Borenstein brought up that “exciting things” are happening. Although he didn’t have the chance to reveal whether or not this was the Son of Kong movie that was teased awhile back – he did have this to say:
“I’ve heard some exciting things that are happening that I can’t divulge. They have a great handle on things there and I certainly have thoughts and am always excited when I get involved in them. I think it’s in good hands and with the success of Godzilla vs. Kong, there will be some new, interesting installments coming. Without being able to say any of that officially, you can look at the fact that that film performed and people really responded to it. I think it was really wonderful timing for people to have that towards the end of that surge in the pandemic, people really felt eager to see something that was fun and joyful in the cinema and it was really exciting to have our movie be that movie.”
This is some exciting news. While Borenstein wasn’t able to tease what exactly was being worked on, he did say there were “new, interesting installments coming.” This seems to suggest that there isn’t just one, but multiple new MonsterVerse films in the works. Now that should have fans hyped, especially considering how many monsters and storylines they could adapt from the original classic films. What’s more, while recently speaking with SlashFilm, he opened up a little more about some other possibilities for the future of the MonsterVerse. This includes a film that wouldn’t involve humans but have the focus entirely on the monsters:
“I do think it could be done. I was thinking about the same thing. I think it would be amazing, actually.”
He further emphasized how ambitious the project would be:
“Given the success of Godzilla vs. Kong, I’m kind of hoping in whatever the next phase Legendary decides to do that we would see that. I think it’d be pretty cool. I think it is possible. It would be very ambitious. I think ambitious in that Mad Max: Fury Road way. I think it’s totally possible to do that with the absolute minimum amount of human characters and really characterize the creatures.”
It’s worth noting that Godzilla: King of the Monsters director Michael Dougherty once emphasized his desire to make a film about Godzilla in prehistoric times. With directors eager to work on projects like that, or Adam Wingard desiring to make a Son of Kong movie, the possibilities really are all varied and interesting. Hopefully we’ll have more details soon about what exact route Legendary plans to take with the Godzilla and Kong franchises.