Godzilla vs. Kong is set to start its production soon and a new photo teases quite the change for one of the lead characters in store.
A new image posted on Adam Wingard’s private Instagram account last month suggests that Kong will be getting slightly upgraded the next time we see him in the MonsterVerse.
The photo features a sketch of Kong as the sign warns “DANGER AREA OFF LIMITS” is shown. Wingard even left a comment to the picture, something that highlights it even more.
“FYI this is not Kong’s new design,” Wingard said. “He looks way cooler than this in the movie.”
Even Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts revealed that Wingard has a solid understanding of Kong as a character.
“Yeah. He’s got plenty of freedom to sort of play around with how he wants and to play around with … I always joke that my Kong was kind of like a character in a Shane Black movie in the sense that he just gets beat the hell up by the end of the movie,” Roberts said. “He’s just battered and scarred, and so he’s got that kind of reluctant protagonist vibe to him. I think Adam’s willing to take that anime thing and do what he needs to do as he squares off with Godzilla.”
Here’s the synopsis for Godzilla: King of Monsters:
“The new story follows the heroic efforts of the cryptozoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient superspecies, thought to be mere myths, rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.”
King of Monsters will hit the theatres on March 22, 2019.