The much-anticipated movie Godzilla versus Kong (Godzilla x Kong), is set to hit the screens soon, and fans couldn’t be more excited. The new Empire title announcement trailer was recently released, and it certainly did not disappoint! Thankfully, it appears to be an official teaser, which means eager fans won’t have to wait much longer to be entertained. As expected, the trailer offers valuable insight into the upcoming film, which we will take a detailed look at in this article.
Godzilla Versus Kong or Godzilla x Kong?
Firstly, let’s address the elephant in the room – or should I say the X – in the title. The new movie is titled Godzilla versus Kong: X-Con, and while some thought the X stands for versus, the decision to use it instead suggests a different meaning. The change in the title may have been made for search result reasons, but many argue that the title would have been better off untouched.
After watching the teaser, one thing is clear, another threat is emerging, and it’s forcing Godzilla and Kong to team up once again to save the world. The setting appears to be in the hollow Earth or a subterranean area, and a giant ape-like creature sits on what seems like a throne, surrounded by bones that may belong to Kong’s species or even Godzilla’s. The artistic direction of the movie is impressive, and the dark and ominous vibe accentuated by a red hue behind the creature signals that it will most likely be the antagonist. The red backlighting is a great way to give the creature an ominous feel, suggesting that it’s evil, malevolent, or very dangerous.
The new Titan is possibly a variant of the Kong species and appears to be portrayed as a malevolent villain responsible for all the remains, death, and destruction. The obvious anime villain character gleam in his eye indicates that he has power or is very dangerous on par with Godzilla and Kong. The bluish tint seems to be in line with the same energy that Godzilla possesses, as well as the same energy that courses through the hollow Earth and empowers Kong’s ax.
This newly introduced ape-like creature has a lot of intelligence and is probably wiser than both Godzilla and Kong put together, making for an interesting villain in the movie. The audience has seen Ghidorah and the different levels of intelligence that the Titans possess. Still, it’s possible that this Halloween creature is more intelligent than the average Titan, raising the stakes for our beloved Kaiju.
The Monsterverse Characters Godzilla and Kong
To better understand these monsters, let’s look at their personalities. Godzilla is fierce and territorial, requiring total obedience and taking his role very assertively. In contrast, Kong is very individualistic, introspective, and loves to wander, sticking up for his friends and preferring to be alone. However, the new ape-like creature may be the quiet Mastermind of the Titans, waiting in the shadows while forming a convoluted long-term evil plan.
The teaser showcases the skulls of both Godzilla and Kong, indicating that this creature is willing to go to great lengths to get rid of them, seeing them as a threat to his motivation. This ape-like creature seems to be taking advantage of the opportunity presented to him, possibly due to Kong’s presence in the hollow Earth, which has reignited the ape to act on the threat. It’s also possible that this creature’s family was lost as an indirect result of the two warring factions, which could be another motivation for his actions.
In conclusion, based on the newly released teaser, Godzilla versus Kong: X-Con promises to be another blockbuster hit. The film undoubtedly showcases impressive artistic direction, and the characters of Godzilla, Kong, and the newly introduced Titan have personalities that will leave a lasting impression on audiences worldwide. While it may be hard to wait for the official release date, rest assured, this movie will be well worth the wait!