Wingard’s quotes offer an intriguing proposition for how MonsterVerse could borrow from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
There isn’t a more popular movie franchise right now than the MCU, and Disney and Marvel Studios know this. That’s why we’re getting more content through your Disney Plus TV shows like WandaVision and Falcon and the Winter Soldier, as well as more movies starting with Black Widow in July.
It’s obvious from a monetary and business point of view why more MCU productions are on the way. Building on the success of previous MCU projects is part of Disney and Marvel Studios’ plan, and that’s despite the MCU possibly reaching its pinnacle in the form of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
Thanos’ imminent arrival in the MCU was the plot thread that tied the other MCU films together for a decade. His eventual appearance in the third and fourth Avengers movies, then, were clearly the pinnacle moments in MCU history. It’s a forced point even more with Marvel’s ‘changing of the guard of superheroes’ with the culmination of those movies, in which characters like Iron Man, Captain America, and Black Widow passed the torch to the heroes already present in the MCU and to the they haven’t done it yet. come.
Why would the MCU have to continue now that its most important moment has passed? Because, in addition to the billions of dollars that Disney and Marvel Studios will continue to raise through future projects, there are more stories to tell. We’ve only scratched the surface of the illustrious history of Marvel comics, so there are plenty of other characters that the public can be introduced to.
This is a model that MonsterVerse can follow. Godzilla vs Kong was heralded as these two beloved titans fighting to be crowned Earth’s top predator but, just because that hard-hitting fight is over, Warner Bros. and Legendary don’t have to close the lid on this universe. There are a host of other monsters that have yet to be introduced to us, and as Godzilla and Kong’s solo outings have shown, there are plenty of Titans present on Earth besides them. We saw many of them bow down to Godzilla after he killed King Ghidorah in 2017’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters. They haven’t suddenly disappeared for Godzilla vs Kong, so who’s to say we won’t see them again in the future?
Alternatively, Godzilla vs. Kong could chart a path that resembles another property of the Warner Bros. universe. The DC Extended Universe (DCEU) is Warner Bros. ‘DC superhero multiverse. By following a less linear path than the MCU, the DCEU allows Warner Bros. to jump through various timelines, introduce different iterations of characters, or even reboot superheroes, like Batman, as and when they see fit.
The MonsterVerse may be better suited to this formula. You wouldn’t have to start exploring Godzilla or Kong in a different universe, per se, but you could go a less linear path and introduce the backstories of this duo, or another kaiju, in the form of prequel movies.
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