Underworld54 wrote:We'll never see even close to that many movies, and what's with the phases? This isn't Marvel.
This isn't Marvel, but Disney's MCU has pretty much defined the language of modern Cinematic Universes and - whether we like it or not - Legendary has made it clear that they intend the Godzilla and Kong films to represent their own Cinematic Universe. It's not much of a stretch to imagine Legendary thinking in longer terms and beyond Godzilla vs. Kong behind the scenes, even if that's all they've announced.
As I've pointed out in other threads, from the Studio POV all a "Cinematic Universe" is is just an umbrella label that lets studios tie multiple franchises together under a single brand (Disney's MCU = Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and Avengers Franchises; Warner Brothers' DCEU = Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad Franchises; etc.). In this case, the CU is much smaller and only corrals two franchises: Godzilla and Kong. Comparing this with the MCU (for obvious reasons), that would make Godzilla vs. Kong equivalent to Disney's The Avengers.
Personally, I think this basic misunderstanding is kinda why some of these wish lists sometimes feel so...indulgent, honestly. People are just imagining what they want and that's fine, but Legendary is thinking much smaller than the fans are. Like, IF we get a spin-off movie it'll be ONE movie. (And that assumes, of course, that this CU continues past Godzilla vs. Kong - while I believe it will, that's hardly set in stone.)
IMO, having such a small and focused CU is actually a good thing: Legendary has FAR fewer balls to juggle here than Disney or Warner Brothers or Universal do. It's a pretty simple pattern at this point: Godzilla Movie, Kong Movie, Godzilla Movie, CROSSOVER - Rinse and Repeat. Hell, a Phase 2 wouldn't even NEED to do that, it could just be a second trilogy of Godzilla Movie/Kong Movie/CROSSOVER without that extra movie at all. The Spin-Off is something I think we all want, but isn't necessary - that's just an attempt to add a third franchise to the brand, but isn't really THAT important since the brand IS Godzilla and Kong. We don't need Godzilla and Kong to break the bank, just to be profitable enough to keep going and IMO there's nothing wrong with wanting just that.