A graphic novel whose story features as a prequel to the upcoming monster mashup tentpole Godzilla vs. Kong seems to have confirmed the function which one essential returning character will play on this climactic battle.
The character in query is Dr. Houston Brooks, who was portrayed by Straight Outta Compton actor Corey Hawkins within the movie Kong: Cranium Island and was a passionate seismologist who got here to the nice ape’s island hoping to additional his analysis. Within the comics, whose storylines have shaped the premise for a lot of a script that distributor Warner Bros. has written for his or her large monster sequence, Brooks ultimately finally ends up returning to Cranium Island the place he reunites together with his son Aaron, who – coincidentally – is a Kong knowledgeable as nicely.
Ever since Marvel broke monetary data with their MCU, evidently each movie studio has grow to be obsessive about creating their very own ‘cinematic universe.’ Such a method is – to be truthful – a relatively profitable one. First, you place collectively a few unremarkable, huge funds tasks. Then, you save the payoff for one large crossover.
However as profitable as this technique is, it could actually additionally put a damper on creativity by emphasizing financial acquire over creative integrity. Whereas Marvel has managed to maintain issues recent by switching across the tones of their tales and reinventing characters by means of movies like Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: Ragnarok and the Infinity Battle saga, they continue to be not the norm, however the exception.
Very like WB’s different tentpole franchise, the DCEU, their King Kong and Godzilla-centered saga has failed to achieve to the identical heights, as have some comparable productions carried out by different studios. Apart from some spectacular use of CGI, Cranium Island, Godzilla and Godzilla: King of the Monsters all failed to go away any main impression on the world of cinema by any means. This time, let’s hope Godzilla vs. Kong lastly adjustments that.