dillonking55 wrote:Once again, Pkmatrix is right on the money! If they trim the budgets to something closer to Rampage/The Meg/Bumblebee (all of which looked great), I think this franchise can keep on pumping $$$ for Legendary/WB.
They just need to keep them in better/less competitive release dates & not have audiences wait 5 years for the next installments
The tough thing, really, is that movies take time to make - usually two to three years - which is how we ended up with KOTM coming out five years later. K:SI/KOTM/GvK were all greenlit around the same time, but they treated K:SI as the pilot for the MonsterVerse and really only proceeded with the other two after K:SI did well.
That's why I don't think we'll see the next MonsterVerse film until 2022 or 2023, because I don't expect the next one to be greenlit until next Summer at the earliest.
But, if they can trim the budgets down to Rampage/The Meg/Bumblebee levels while maintaining the $400M to $550M worldwide grosses, they'll be able to really maximize their profits here and keep this chugging along.
Hokmuto wrote:AND have big name stars attached to them. More The Rock, less Skarsgard
I think the bigger name stars is important as well. In my opinion, KOTM tried to lean too heavily on the strength of Godzilla's brand name alone and while that can get you quite far I can't help but wonder how much further it could have gone had they gotten just one bigger name in either of the lead roles.
GuardianGhido wrote: Godzilla2000Zero wrote:
Ivo-goji wrote:This is true, but the fault is primarily on KSI's script for failing to utilize any of its star actors.
I'm still extremely mad that they wasted John Goodman to satisfy a string of horror movie cliches.
At the very least I remember everyone except Conrad and yeah Prophet Randa was my favorite character was right about alot of things a man ahead of his time
But still, having some big name actors brought in the GA, that's the problem with KOTM's cast. Whether they can act or not, a lot of people didn't watch the movie simply because there aren't any hugely famous actors in it whereas they did for Skull Island regardless of the roles those actors played. Even in 2014, Bryan Cranston only lasted for a tiny fraction of the movie yet a ton of people went to see it (then got disappointed when he got killed off and gave it bad WOM, but still).
The Monsterverse needs some serious star power if they want anyone but Godzilla fans to watch them. And even then, they'd watch superhero flicks or pretty much anything else anyday so avoiding competition is also first priority.
I think the star power is more important than avoiding competition, though obviously they should steer clear of any films likely to be bigger hits. But, looking at the three films, it's not hard to draw the conclusion that these need bigger names attached if the studios want them to do better. K:SI is the highest grossing MonsterVerse film and all the main roles are well-known popular actors.