With action and the right amount of Kaiju, fans and critics all agreed that ‘Kong: Skull Island‘ delivered where ‘Godzilla’ didn’t in the realm of giant creature features so it is with sad news that I have to report it unlikely that director Jordan Vogt-Roberts will return for the sequel. I’m pretty sure fans everywhere were hoping that he would deliver us an amazing second installment into the MonsterVerse having smashed through the box office but that just isn’t meant to be.
It isn’t creative differences or problems with the studio but just being a little burnt out on giant monsters for the time being according to Vogt-Roberts:
“I think I’m done with giant monsters for a little bit…I’m really proud of how weird this movie is and I’m really proud of how much people embraced that stuff and actually called out like how strange the movie is. And I wanted it to have a voice and I’m so proud of what we did and how I think it is, like, a nontraditional blockbuster in 2017. And I’m so proud of what Legendary and Warner Bros and those guys allowed me to do and the collaboration that we had. But I definitely don’t think I’ve got Kong vs. Godzilla in me. Never say never, but I’m so proud of the Kong we made and the vibe of him and the energy of him and the vibe of the creatures on that island and everything, but it would be tough for me right now.”
While it sounds as if he isn’t planning on tackling ‘Kong vs. Godzilla’ there is a small silver lining as every other sentence seems to end with something like “Never say never” and “right now” so it sounds like a future installment might be on the table.
As it is likely that Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures plans on making these for years to come there is a chance we can see Jordan return for another masterpiece.
It is always hit or miss these days on big budget sequels if a director will come back as studios are just as likely to lure them back in the case of Michael Bay and ‘Transformers’ as mix them up with every currently slated ‘Star Wars’ film.
Hopefully, when he brings us the ‘Metal Gear Solid’ movie, it will be full of the same magic that we’ve found here and can be a video game adaptation that we actually all end up getting behind.
Are you sad to hear that the ‘Kong: Skull Island’ sequel won’t be helmed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts? Do you think that we’ll see him return for a future installment in the franchise? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Cinema Blend
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