Godzilla vs Kong trailer may tease Mechagodzilla connections, so let’s get them explained as fans share their thoughts on Twitter.
A number of highly anticipated movies were delayed last year, including Black Widow, Dune, No Time to Die, A Quiet Place Part II, and of course, Godzilla vs Kong.
It was scheduled for theatrical release in November 2020 but is now set to reach cinemas and HBO Max on Friday, March 26th 2021.
Directed by Adam Wingard (The Guest), the forthcoming blockbuster serves as a sequel to both 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters and 2017’s Kong: Skull Island.
Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Kyle Chandler and many more are all set to star. However, the biggest stars are arguably Godzilla and King themselves, and the recently unveiled trailer teases a series of epic throwdowns.
However, after analysing the trailer, perhaps not all is as it seems…
Godzilla vs Kong: Mechagodzilla connections explained
The 2021 movie serves as a continuation of both 2014’s Godzilla and its 2019 sequel, and as you’ll know, Godzilla is established as a protector in these efforts.
On the other hand, Mark Russell (Kyle Chandler) announces in Godzilla vs Kong trailer that “Godzilla’s out there hurting people and we don’t know why.” So, the footage teases a mystery, encouraging audiences to ask why Godzilla has suddenly decided to turn on humanity.
Well, the most likely reason is this: maybe that isn’t Godzilla!
There are a number of details in the trailer that suggests the Godzilla we’re seeing isn’t Godzilla at all, but in fact, Mechagodzilla.
One of Godzilla’s well-established foes, Mechagodzilla has appeared numerous times in the film series, but first arrived in Jun Fukuda’s 1974 film Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla. Essentially, the film touches upon a prophecy in which a monster will rise to destroy Earth.
Surprisingly, the monster fulfilling the prophecy appears to be Godzilla, but later on, the real Godzilla arrives on the scene to confront the impostor, who beneath a facade is a weapon created by aliens to attack the planet.
So, some fans of the Japanese franchise believe that this could be the case in Godzilla vs Kong. After all, Godzilla’s treatment here deviates from the 1962 movie, King Kong vs Godzilla. However, it’s likely that Mechagodzilla was created by humans, and it could even be that Godzilla turns on humanity for creating such a weapon.
Another indicator that the 2021 film is pulling from 1974’s Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla is that the mechanical goliath may even be spotted in the trailer’s first five seconds!
If you look closely [see below tweet], you can see what appears to be Mechagodzilla looming over frightened humans; the design looks just like the iconic Mechagodzilla that fans of the franchise have grown accustomed to.
What could this mean?
If the Godzilla we see Kong fighting in the trailer is actually Mechagodzilla, then we suspect that the enemy’s true identity will be revealed when the real Godzilla arrives on the scene.
There are a number of ways the narrative could go. Perhaps Kong and Godzilla will team up to take on the mighty Mechagodzilla, overcoming their enemy, meaning that neither Godzilla nor Kong will die in the process. This, obviously, opens up the floor to sequels.
Everybody is a winner – except Mechagodzilla?
Not so fast.
After being defeated in the 1974 film, Mechagodzilla appeared in the sequel Terror of Mechagodzilla a year later, in which aliens create an even stronger incarnation of the machine.
So, even if Mechagodzilla does appear in Kong vs Godzilla and is defeated, it may not be the last you see of it.
Godzilla fans react on Twitter
A number of Godzilla fans have reacted to the trailer and weighed in their thoughts and theories on Mechagodzilla’s potential role.
Check out a selection of tweets:
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