We saw a giant battle of the Titans in ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters‘ but there was a notable absence as Kong didn’t appear. Now, thanks to director Mike Dougherty we know why. The movie references Kong in multiple ways from confirming the “Hollow Earth” theory that was introduced in ‘Kong: Skull Island’ and images that Monarch had taken of a slightly grown Kong popping up as well.

However, when King Ghidorah called all of the Titans to bow to him as their new ruler, it looks like that Kong did hear the call but ignored it.

It isn’t shown in the book but the novelization by Greg Keyes does address Kong which you can read an excerpt from in the following tweet:

This is a fun little addition to those who have read the book which clearly helped pave the way for the ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ film. Sadly, it is one that moviegoers will have to do without so that the connection between the Titans won’t be quite as fleshed out for those who don’t check out the tie-in material.

As most of the creatures appeared not to be able to resist the call of King Ghidorah, this should also reflect more as to how powerful Kong is when we’ll see him going toe to claw with Godzilla. It feels a bit of a let down that we weren’t able to see this on the big screen, but also it may have been difficult to accurately convey to the casual viewer.

Are you thrilled to see that Kong was at least acknowledged in the novelization of ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’? Do you feel that this ability to ignore the call of Ghidorah will be important in either ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ or another movie? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


Source: Comic Book Movie