It’s been a long time since I posted any movie-related updates. Such is the nature of work; it can get exhausting at times. Anyway, while I was gone, some interesting developments seemed to have occurred so I’ll start covering them without sounding too dated. First off, let’s start with Godzilla Vs Kong.
According to Film Music Reporter, Godzilla Vs Kong has landed famed composer Thomas Holkenborg as music composer. Better known by his pseudonym Junkie XL, Holkenborg has scored several high-profile movies in the past including 300: Rise Of An Empire, Mad Max: Fury Road, Batman v Superman, Deadpool and Terminator: Dark Fate. Fans will also be able to hear his score in Zack Snyder’s Justice League set for release on HBO Max in 2021. Expect terrific, apolayptic themes and fascinating music with Junkie at the helm.
In the earlier days, I’ve also learned that Godzilla vs Kong has been rated PG-13 by the Motion Pictures Association of America. This one frankly isn’t a surprise as monster-on-monster action can be terrifying and the previous movies in the MonsterVerse series carried a similar rating as a result. The official description describes it as being rated PG-13 for “intense sequences of creature violence / destruction and brief language”.
All of this coalesces nicely into a rumor that Godzilla Vs Kong has wrapped production completely. I’m unsure what this means in the current context but it could imply that there’s nothing left to shoot and the film could at best be edit-locked, with VFX shots being worked on. If that’s the case, we could see a trailer being unveiled around the time of Comic Con 2020, much in the same vein as Godzilla: King Of The Monsters. It certainly would be a grand reveal.
Godzilla Vs Kong is currently set for a November 20, 2020. There were whispers of it being delayed but Warner Bros. has so far maintained its ground. If that’s indeed when the film arrives, marketing should kick off no later than SDCC 2020.