Cookson wrote:For sure a topic about possibilities but I think these Hollywood Kaiju films simply cost too much for what they can make. A 200m film that makes 600m Worldwide is simply too tight. I feel Godzilla vs Kong is the ceiling for what any Kaiju film can make worldwide. YES I think the Monsterverse is finished after GvsKong.
Don’t get me wrong... I want it to continue more than anything. I just don’t see it. We’ll see but it might be time for Tohos universe soon.
Not to nitpick, but wasn't it just reported that KOTM actually only cost about $170 Million before P&A? That's actually less than what K:SI cost (not unbelievable, considering K:SI had to shell out more for bigger name stars). So the film making $600+ Million would actually make it a BIGGER success than K:SI was.
I disagree about the MonsterVerse being finished after GvK. I think even middling results would be enough for them to press forward, I honestly don't really believe this "Toho Universe" is ever going to happen.Added in 2 hours 14 minutes 35 seconds:
After seeing it a second time, I'm thinking more and more that - unless it becomes a focus in GvK, which I suspect not - G3 will be revolving around humans weaponizing the Titans.
The concept is brought up early in KOTM when discussing why Jonah would want to capture a Titan: among the uses of Titan DNA is mentioned weaponizing. KOTM has already set this universe off down the path of superweapons (considering the Argo, the Orca, the Masers, etc.), so that's already foreshadowed. And I suspect that GvK, rather than following down the path of "What does Jonah's faction do with Ghidorah's DNA?" it'll instead look at the flipside to KOTM: instead of villains trying to hand the world to the Titans, you'll have villains trying to exterminate them.
If that's the case, where do you go AFTER that?
Well, IMO, since we'd have already covered people who support the Titans and oppose the Titans, what about focusing on villains who want to possess
the Titans? It's a perfect set up to introduce man-made monsters, I think. If that's the case, it makes sense why Dougherty brought up Gigan and Biollante, as they both represents two ways about it (Gigan the result of cybernetics, Biollante the result of genetic engineering). And Gigan would be an interesting alternative to the more obvious Mechagodzilla or Mecha-King Ghidorah too.