Godzilla vs. Kong stands tall as one of 2021’s biggest, most anticipated blockbusters. And as the sequel to both Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Kong: Skull Island, it has a lot to which it must live up if viewers are going to enjoy it as much as they want to. From its wild first trailer to today’s leak of a brand-new trailer, we have already seen a fair amount of footage from Adam Wingard‘s new monster-mashing epic. Now, that aforementioned trailer has hit the web, and it looks absolutely bananas. Oh, and it also gives us a crazy new glimpse of Mechagodzilla. So yeah, if you are excited for the movie at all and don’t mind light spoilers, you will definitely want to check this out.
Here’s the trailer, originally released on Legendary’s Weibo account:
Here are the important screenshots from the big moments we see here.
Mechagodzilla originally appeared in the 1974 film Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. It is the 14th film in the decades-spanning Godzilla franchise, which began with 1954’s classic Godzilla. The franchise currently consists of 36 films, with Godzilla vs. Kong being the next installment. A year later, a direct follow-up titled Terror of Mechagodzilla was released in Japan.
Initially depicted as an alien machine sent from the stars to challenge Godzilla, Mechagodzilla has since been positioned as a man-made adversary created to mitigate the destruction Godzilla so frequently causes. It looks as if he is going to be shown as the latter in Godzilla vs. Kong, but at this point it is fairly difficult to tell.
Mechagodzilla is one of Godzilla’s most formidable villains, and it will be interesting to see where and how he fits into Godzilla vs. Kong. We do not have much longer to wait, so buckle up and get ready!
My only worry is that the inclusion of Mechagodzilla will take away from the fight between Kong and Godzilla. We do not need a third oversized character to unite the two titans. We just want to see the beat the living crap out of each other. It is unlikely that either character will die, but hey, you never know. According to early reviews of Godzilla vs. Kong, the movie absolutely delivers in every way it needs to. That is incredibly encouraging, and if I end up agreeing, I will happily eat my words. Until then, the cynic in me is going to be talking incessantly about how crowded the movie might be. Everything else looks amazing, though, so that pesky inner voice needs to shut up and let me enjoy my mindless monster movie.
You can finally catch Mechagodzilla wreaking havoc in Godzilla vs. Kong when it hits theaters and HBO Max simultaneously on March 31. The film looks great, and hopefully it is just as amazing and explosive as everyone is saying. Until then, be sure to rewatch the other Godzilla and King Kong movies. There are tons of really great ones, and with 36 to choose from, you have got plenty of options.