‘Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire’ Premiere: Director Adam Wingard On Possible Third Film To Complete Monsterverse Trilogy

Adam Wingard, director of Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, is discussing possibly making a third film to complete the MonsterVerse trilogy.

“Only time will tell,” Wingard told Deadline during the film’s premiere. “I think the seductive thing as a filmmaker when you’ve done two movies is to complete it as this trilogy — that’s always what everybody expects.”

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He continued, “We’ll see. It really depends on how the movie does. I think that there’s a lot of really cool ideas we have [about] where we would go with it. I’m open to it and excited for what the future brings.”

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire follows Godzilla and Kong, coming together against a mysterious Hollow Earth threat. The film stars Rebecca Hall as Dr. Ilene Andres, Bryan Tyree Henry, Dan Stevens, Kaylee Hottle, Alex Ferns, Fala Chen, and Rachel House.

On the red carpet, Wingard revealed that “ever since I was a little kid, I was obsessed with monster movies.” The filmmaker said that as a child, you perceive things differently than when you’re an adult and recalled that as a kid he tried “to retain all these thoughts and ideas that I had,” which helped when he was creating the sequel to Godzilla vs. Kong.

“I knew that I needed to stylistically do something I’ve never seen before, which was tell a film from that monster POV that I’d always wanted to see,” he added.

Wingard also talked about shooting the film in eight different countries, which he described as a “monster character study.”

Gene Simmons was on the carpet of the Godzilla x Kong premiere.

Wingard also talked about paying homage to Godzilla Minus One.

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