Eiza Gonzalez discusses why Godzilla changed completely against Kong before its release and explains how it influenced her character and story.
This is revealed by Eiza Gonzalez Godzilla vs. Kong had completely changed before its release. The fourth installment in Legendary’s MonsterVerse, the film was directed by Adam Wingard and premiered in March 2021 as a sequel to Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. It follows the epic battle between the two creatures as humans try to drag Kong to Hollow Earth to regain an energy source capable of stopping Godzilla’s mysterious attacks. First announced in 2015, the film was part of Legendary’s plan to create a common cinematic universe and after its successful release at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic was affecting tickets, Godzilla vs. Kong The sequel will start shooting later this year.
In addition to Gonzalez, the film featured a large cast, including Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Julian Dennison, Lance Reddick, Kyle Chandler and Demián Bichir. Zhang Ziyi, who appeared in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and Jessica Henwick was also going to star, although they were eventually left out of the final cut. While Godzilla vs. Kong received largely positive reactions from fans and critics, many considered that he had no substantial character development and drama other than the large-scale battle that took place. This became more apparent after Wingard explained how many of the film’s characters had to have conflicting tracks, affecting the expectations of some audiences. Prior to its release, the director noted that the play could be considered as two separate stories and that each human story in Godzilla vs. Kong followed the monsters.
Now, talking to me ΘΡreveals Eiza Gonzalez Godzilla vs. Kong had undergone many changes before its release. Gonzalez played Apex Cybernetics CEO Maia Simmons, but the actress explains that her character and story have completely changed. He also states that Jessica Henwick’s removal from the film affected all the other characters and that the main reason for the modifications was to focus more on the two monsters starring in the play. Read Gonzalez’s excerpt about all the changes to Godzilla vs. Kong below:
“My role changed completely in that movie, for sure. A lot of the story was cut and the story changed completely, so it was unpleasant because my character had a completely different story that followed different paths. And Jessica [Henwick] The cut from the movie really affected all the other characters. But it had nothing to do with Jessica’s character. It’s just that the story changed because the movie is called Godzilla Vs. Kong and obviously have to serve them. They are the big stars. But listen, I’m thankful I made a really fun movie. So my experience was very good, but sometimes it is equivalent to the course “.
One idea to reduce the volume of narrative involved with human characters is simply to reduce the number of them in the films, something that was previously mentioned by the author, Max Borenstein. Borenstein shared his thoughts on creating a MonsterVerse project with limited people, saying that it would be amazing and that creatures could be more resilient to their own characterization and development. Having written about the feature of 2021, as well as about the previous one Godzilla and Cong installments, has an understanding of the world Legendary wants to build, but has admitted it would be ambitious.
It would certainly be interesting to see the audience react to a MonsterVerse movie with few to no human characters, but given how much Gonzalez says Godzilla vs. Kong changed to serve the monsters, it’s worth a try. As details about the upcoming sequel are rare, fans will have to wait and see in which direction the next dose will decide. He enjoyed all the success Godzilla vs. Kong suggests that there is still a long way to go for the public.
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