Sunday, January 16

“Kong: Skull Island”: what is the MonstroVerse?

Born from the will of Warner and the production company Legendary Pictures, in collaboration with the Japanese studio Toho, the MonstroVerse is a franchise of giant monsters launched in 2014.

The project was born after the success of Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla that year, which had raised no less than $ 530 million (nearly 468 million euros) for a budget of only 160 million. A figure that convinced the three partners – the Toho studio having launched the very first Godzilla in 1954 – to make it the first film in a series of four blockbusters.

Starting with Kong: Skull Island in 2017, followed by Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters two years later. In 2021, the saga reaches its climax with Godzilla vs Kong (currently visible on myCANAL) despite a theatrical release largely thwarted by the global pandemic.

Godzilla and Kong aren’t the only monsters that appear onscreen, as Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah come face to face with them throughout the films. As is MechaGodzilla. If the franchise has managed to accumulate more than 1.5 billion dollars in global revenues since its launch, no new project seems to be on the horizon for the moment. However, these are not the monsters that are lacking to fuel new titanic clashes in the future. Case to follow.

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