If the biggest rumors about Godzilla vs. Kong 2 are true, a massive time skip is inevitable for the MonsterVerse. Reportedly, a sequel to Godzilla vs. Kong is in development at Legendary Pictures. If the rumors about the project are to be believed, it’ll be titled Son of Kong.
Kong having a son is an idea almost as old as the King of Skull Island himself. In the same year that 1933’s King Kong classic hit theaters, RKO Pictures was able to release Son of Kong, which served as a direct sequel. Set after King Kong’s death, the film shifted the spotlight to his 12-foot-tall, albino son living on Skull Island. Nicknaming him Little Kong, Son of Kong paired him with a group of human explorers and pitted him against the denizens of Skull Island. As for how a MonsterVerse adaptation would work, Godzilla vs. Kong’s ending suggests it would take place in the hidden Hollow Earth world. Due to Skull Island becoming uninhabitable, the humans deemed it necessary to permanently relocate Kong to his newly-discovered ancestral home.
Since Kong doesn’t currently have a son (much less a mate) in the MonsterVerse, the sequel couldn’t happen without a huge time jump. Godzilla vs. Kong 2 would need to give Kong a family first. As things stand, he still thinks he’s the last member of his species, which means that quite a lot needs to happen off-screen. In addition to the time it would take for Kong to find other surviving members of his species and get accepted by them, there’s the issue of his son’s growth cycle. A significant number of years would have to pass before he’d be old enough to take on a protagonist role in the MonsterVerse.
Of course, it’s highly unlikely that the MonsterVerse has any intention of having its take on Little Kong match his father’s height so early in his story. In fact, a time skip of a century or more would be necessary just to make him as tall as Kong was in Kong: Skull Island. Instead, chances are the plan is to make Little Kong a fraction of his father’s size. But even getting him to that point would take several years. Just how big he is would depend on the length of the MonsterVerse’s impending time jump. It makes sense that it would have to skip forward by at least a decade just to get the young Titan to the 50-foot mark.
If Godzilla vs. Kong 2 jumps ahead by that many years (or more), the state of the MonsterVerse could be completely different from what it was before – if not unrecognizable. By the time Kong’s son makes his MonsterVerse debut, humanity would have had plenty of time to react to the events that took place at the end of Godzilla vs. Kong. The construction of a Mecha-Titan and the discovery of the Hollow Earth could have easily set new courses for humanity. Humans building new mechanized monsters and Hollow Earth colonization are among the new realities that the MonsterVerse could offer in the sequel.
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