Is Legendary about to re-visit the Son Of Kong?
After the success of ‘Godzilla vs Kong‘, it was only a matter of time before Warner Bros. dipped back into the Monsterverse again. It was thought that the film would be the finale to the series that started back in 2014 with ‘Godzilla‘. But in Hollywood, money does all the talking. Legendary Pictures is now rumored to be considering extending the franchise. And one of the titles doing the rounds is ‘Son Of Kong‘.
The original ‘Son Of Kong‘ film was made in 1934. A sequel to the 1933 hit ‘King Kong‘, the film was a 60-minute feature that saw Carl Denham return to Skull Island. While there, he discovered Kong’s son, an all-white creature. The second time around, the film took on a more jokey feel to it. This undermined the power of the original. Even though the film ended tragically for Kong’s son as he drowned at the film’s climax, saving the humans. The film is not as well regarded as the original, despite having the same stop-motion animation for the creature.
THR is reporting that Legendary is in talks with ‘Godzilla vs Kong‘ director Adam Wingard in a bid to get the director to return once again. It is of little surprise considering the film has grossed over $400million since it was released. That means it has easily beaten the entire run of ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters‘ at the box office. Considering the film has been released on PVOD in many countries, it is a magnificent feat.
The film is scheduled to open in these countries once their theatres reopen. Which should bring in even more revenue. The film is due to leave HBO MAX soon, leaving the theatres the only place to see the film. If he was to return, Wingard would become the first to direct more than one MonsterVerse movie. Legendary has to move fast if they are to retain the director. He has several other high-profile projects in development. Wingard has the ‘Face/Off‘ sequel in development over at Paramount. As well as working with Warner Bros. on a big screen ‘ThunderCats‘ movie.
We will keep you updated on this developing story.
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Carl Roberts is a Senior Entertainment/Books and Literature Correspondent for The Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter where he uses the force frequently!