Fantasy Godzilla VS Kong (2020)

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An Old Friend

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. 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.”

In Production
May 29, 2020 (Theaters)


Julian Dennison (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Deadpool 2) has joined the cast.
Adam Wingard (You're Next, Blair Witch) is set to direct.
In March 2017, Legendary set a writers room to work on the script with Terry Rossio, the veteran scribe best known for co-writing the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, as its head. Other writers scribbling included the team of Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne (Star Trek Beyond), Lindsey Beer, Cat Vasko, Maze Runner movies writer T.S. Nowlin, Jack Paglen (Transcendence) and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski.
Originally had a May 29th 2020 theatrical release.
This film will take place sometime after Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla 2.


An Old Friend
So, Ive watched Godzilla 2014 and Kong: Skull Island (2017) again in preparation for this epic movie.

There's a bit of rational dissappointment gathering on this matchup in me.

It has to do with the Boss Skull Crawler at the end of Kong: Skull Island.

The MUTOs, either of them, would make short work of that big skull crawler with their size alone.
In Kong: SI it is implied that Kong is still growing. (as stated in the film)
But, the big skull crawler happened to kill both of Kong's full grown parents. (as stated in the film)
If Kong grows to the size of his parents, he doesn't stand a chance against Godzilla who defeated not one but two MUTOs.

In addition, Kong had to work at the big skull crawler to defeat it.
Assuming that Kong's parents were not wimps, he got lucky.

Now, lets consider Godzilla.
He has the fire breath, yes but he also has tripod stability with his body weight bottom heavy.
He has a very effective tail as well (flying MUTO pancake)
He may be slow moving but Kong is not going to tackle him easily and then there's the size differences.
Yes, Kong is still growing but then again, so is Godzilla.

Kong has agility and intelligence but Godzilla is not dumb as a brontosaur (yes I know there is no such thing as a brontosaur).
Godzilla has stamina but Kong got tired.

I see it like a boxer going against a Sumo Wrestler.
If the wrestler gets ahold of the boxer - he's done for.
If the boxer manages to land a few puches, the sumo might stagger but remain fighting.

So, not only is Kong gunna have to get bigger, much bigger, he is going to have to have lots of speed and stamina, way more than was indicated in Kong:SI.

Perhaps they will find a way to cripple Godzilla in Godzilla; King of the Monsters but then, that kinda defeats the title doesn't it?

Unless something very significant is revealed before the matchup
Godzilla will kick the tar out of Kong.


Code Monkey
Staff member
Unless something very significant is revealed before the matchup
Godzilla will kick the tar out of Kong.
My guess is that it won't be a full one-on-one fight but rather a skirmish between the two that'll only be a relatively small part of the movie. I know I'll be watching this one in the theater though. :D


An Old Friend
Any Godzilla movie (monster movie) is always more backstory than monster action.

The title implies a fight as the focus of the film.
I imagine we will get Kong and Godzilla scenes where it shows them training for the fight.
One will be presented as the good guy and one will be the bad guy.
The fight will show the bad guy winning and the good guy taking a beating only to come back at the last minute to knock out, pin, destroy, bannish the bad guy. Yay!

One will become friends with a kid or a woman showing compassion and empathy while the other will beat up the little guy, or kick a dog or yell at his wife, girlfriend, whatever.
When the good guys wins, the audience will cheer.
I'm thinking it'll have a third "bad guy" for the two "heroes" to team up and defeat. There'll probably be a couple pretty damn good fights between kong and godzilla, then one will pin the other down and be about to kill the other until out of the blue BAM! ROAR! GIRR! a bigger/badder threat appears. Like the beginning of kong with the two soldiers then BAM kong showed up.


An Old Friend
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Joe R. Lansdale

ONE: Honest Work

Godzilla, on his way to work at the foundry, sees a large building that seems to be mostly made of shiny copper and dark, reflecting solar glass. He sees his image in the glass and thinks of the old days, wonders what it would be like to stomp on the building, to blow flames at it, kiss the windows black with his burning breath, then dance rapturously in the smoking debris.

One day at a time, he tells himself. One day at a time.

Godzilla makes himself look at the building hard. He passes it by. He goes to the foundry. He puts on his hard hat. He blows his fiery breath into the great vat full of used car parts, turns the car parts to molten metal. The metal runs through pipes and into new molds for new car parts. Doors. Roofs. Etc.

Godzilla feels some of the tension drain out.

TWO: Recreation

After work Godzilla stays away from downtown. He feels tense. To stop blowing flames after work is difficult. He goes over to the BIG MONSTER RECREATION CENTER.

Gorgo is there. Drunk from oily seawater, as usual. Gorgo talks about the old days. She's like that. Always the old days.

They go out back and use their breath on the debris that is deposited there daily for the centers use. Kong is out back. Drunk as a monkey. He's playing with Barbie dolls. He does that all the time. Finally, he puts the Barbies away in his coat pocket, takes hold of his walker and wobbles past Godzilla and Gorgo.

Gorgo says, "Since the fall he ain't been worth felgercarb. And what's with him and the little plastic broads anyway? Don't he know there's real women in the world?"

Godzilla thinks Gorgo looks at Kong's departing walker-supported ass a little too wistfully. He's sure he sees wetness in Gorgos eyes.

Godzilla blows some scrap to cinders for recreation, but it doesn't do much for him, as he's been blowing fire all day long and has, at best, merely taken the edge off his compulsions. This isn't even as satisfying as the foundry. He goes home.

Three: Sex and Destruction

That night there's a monster movie on television. The usual one. Big beasts wrecking havoc on city after city. Crushing pedestrians under foot.

Godzilla examines the bottom of his right foot, looks at the scar there from stomping cars flat. He remembers how it was to have people squish between his toes. He thinks about all of that and changes the channel. He watches twenty minutes of Mr. Ed, turns off the TV, masturbates to the images of burning cities and squashing flesh.

Later, deep into the night, he awakens in a cold sweat. He goes to the bathroom and quickly carves crude human figures from bars of soap. He mashes the soap between his toes, closes his eyes and imagines. Tries to remember.

FOUR: Beach Trip and The Big Turtle

Saturday, Godzilla goes to the beach. A drunk monster that looks like a big turtle flies by and bumps Godzilla. The turtle calls Godzilla a name, looking for a fight. Godzilla remembers the turtle is called Gamera.

Gamera is always trouble. No one liked Gamera. The turtle was a real asshole.

Godzilla grits his teeth and holds back the flames. He turns his back and walks along the beach. He mutters a secret mantra given him by his sponsor. The giant turtle follows after, calling him names.

Godzilla packs up his beach stuff and goes home. At his back he hears the turtle, still cussing, still pushing. It's all he can do not to respond to the big dumb bastard. All he can do. He knows the turtle will be in the news tomorrow. He will have destroyed something, or will have been destroyed himself.

Godzilla thinks perhaps he should try and talk to the turtle, get him on the twelve-step program. That's what you're supposed to do. Help others. Maybe the turtle could find some peace.

But then again, you can only help those who help themselves. Godzilla realizes he can not save all the monsters of the world. They have to make these decisions for themselves. But he makes a mental note to go armed with leaflets about the twelve-step program from now on.

Later, he calls in to his sponsor. Tells him he's had a bad day. That he wanted to burn buildings and fight the big turtle. Reptilicus tells him it's okay. He's had days like that. Will have days like that once again.

Once a monster always a monster. But a recovering monster is where it's at. Take it one day at a time. It's the only way to be happy in the world. You can't burn and kill and chew up humans and their creations without paying the price of guilt and multiple artillery wounds.

Godzilla thanks Reptilicus and hangs up. He feels better for awhile, but deep down he wonders just how much guilt he really harbors. He thinks maybe it's the artillery and the rocket-firing jets he really hates, not the guilt.



Code Monkey
Staff member
I'm thinking it'll have a third "bad guy" for the two "heroes" to team up and defeat. There'll probably be a couple pretty damn good fights between kong and godzilla, then one will pin the other down and be about to kill the other until out of the blue BAM! ROAR! GIRR! a bigger/badder threat appears. Like the beginning of kong with the two soldiers then BAM kong showed up.
Exactly! 👍


An Old Friend
He is bigger - The Trailer looks promising for Kong yet I still think Godzilla would stomp Kong.



An Old Friend
O M G!!!
H! O! L! Y! S! H! I! T!!!
Saw it in 3d!
Have it in 1080p for my TV.
Gets better everytime I see it.
By far, the best of the Legendary Monsterverse Films yet.