A sixth film for giant monsters? The saga has already grossed more than $2 billion at the box office! – Cinema News

The MonsterVerse does not seem to have said its last word: a Godzilla x Kong 2, sequel to Godzilla x Kong: The New Kingdom, released on April 3, is already being considered by Legendary Pictures…

Earlier this year, Godzilla x Kong: The New Kingdom caused a surprise at the box office – achieving the second-biggest start of 2024 behind Dune: Part II in the US – proving that Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse was alive and well! This was the fifth part of the saga, and it seems that it will not be the last.

Indeed, after Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), Godzilla 2 – King of the Monsters (2019), Godzilla vs Kong (2021) and Godzilla x Kong: The New Kingdom therefore, Legendary Pictures is already preparing to produce a Godzilla x Kong 2. After all, the saga has already brought in big revenue: more than $2 billion at the worldwide box office, why stop there?

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A manager of the company has already mentioned the possibility of a sequel.

This is certainly an exciting result”, Mary Parent, Legendary’s president of worldwide production, told The Hollywood Reporter. “We’re in a good position to continue the journey, but let’s see how Godzilla x Kong plays out. It’s just the beginning, but we’re certainly feeling good.

Shang-Chi screenwriter already hired?

And according to The Hollywood Reporter, a screenwriter even seems to have already been chosen in the person of Dave Callahan, to whom we owe the screenplay for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. He would indeed have been asked to write the next MonsterVerse film, although we do not know more for the moment.

On the production side, Adam Wingard has not yet made the decision to return although Legendary would like to have him back, according to THR. Wingard is still considering directing his next film, Onslaught, for independent studio A24, before deciding what his next film will be.

Vast and profitable, the MonsterVerse pays off

The MonsterVerse, this cinematographic universe made up of films bringing together several famous cinema monsters – or Kaijū – such as Godzilla and King Kong, therefore seems to be a real gold mine for Legendary Pictures.

Released earlier this year, Godzilla x Kong: The New Kingdom grossed over $558 million at the worldwide box office, making it the second highest-grossing film in the MonsterVerse, just behind Kong: Skull Island with more than $568 million generated internationally. Behind them we find Godzilla (2014) which grossed $524.9 million at the worldwide box office – against a budget of “only” 160 million. Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) and Godzilla 2 – King of the Monsters (2019) had generated 470 million and 387 million dollars respectively, for budgets around 200 million.

But the MonsterVerse isn’t limited to the big screen. On the series side, the saga is not left out with its two 2023 productions, one in live action available on Apple TV+ and the other animated, available on Netflix. We are of course talking about Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, rated 3.5 out of 5 by AlloCiné spectators, with Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe, Joe Tippett and Wyatt and Kurt Russell, and Skull Island (2023) , the animated series by Brian Duffield, rated 3.6 by AlloCiné spectators.


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Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

As a reminder, Godzilla x Kong: The New Kingdomdirected and produced by Adam Wingard, features the returns of the all-powerful and fearsome Kong and Godzilla who join forces against a terrible threat threatening to wipe them out and also endangering the very survival of the human species. Going back to the origin of the two titans and the mysteries of Skull Island, the film also highlights the mythical battle which helped to shape these two extraordinary creatures and which linked their fate to that of man forever…

The cast includes Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Dan Stevens, Kaylee Hottle, Alex Ferns and Fala Chen.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Kingdom is still showing in your nearest cinema.

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