Jordan Vogt-Roberts On GODZILLA VS. KONG; Talks DC's Recent Announcements and If He'd Do SUPERMAN: RED SON

Jordan Vogt-Roberts On GODZILLA VS. KONG; Talks DC's Recent Announcements and If He'd Do SUPERMAN: RED SON

Jordan Vogt-Roberts On GODZILLA VS. KONG; Talks DC's Recent Announcements and If He'd Do SUPERMAN: RED SON

Jordan Vogt-Roberts talks handing off the giant ape to Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard. He also talks Warner Bros.' plan regarding DC and whether he'd like to make his Red Son pitch a reality...

Kong: Skull Island is one of the movies that is building towards the sure-to-be massive monster showdown Godzilla vs. Kong. It's director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, will not be returning, but as he reveals in the interview with Collider that he did to promote his recent (and awesome!) live-action Destiny 2 trailer, he did collaborate with Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard to make sure that by the time we reunite with the giant ape, he'll still feel like the same character that we previously saw in his solo film...

"Adam and I have sat down a couple of times, actually. I was actually so excited when they announced it was going to be him, because as much as I very outwardly was like, 'I can’t make another monster movie right now,' there was a point when the movie was coming out where you almost have these pangs of sadness because your baby’s about to be handed off to someone else. My 100-foot tall son of a gorilla was going off to college, and so there was this moment where I was like, 'Oh no. Maybe I should be doing that movie.' And I was like, 'No. You can’t. There’s no part of you right now that can do another giant monster movie.'

Talking to Adam made me so happy because he, in particular, really understands the kind of anime, manga, mech sensibility that I was trying to bring to Kong. He gets that and that was something that I fought so hard for and was so difficult to sort of realize to life through concept to execution with ILM. That’s one of the things I’m most proud of with him. I think he truly gets that and he truly wants to lean into this version of Kong that kind of was borne from my crazy and stupid video game brain.

He’s got plenty of freedom to sort of play around with how he wants and to play around with … I always joke that my Kong was kind of like a character in a Shane Black movie in the sense that he just gets beat the [frick] up by the end of the movie. He’s just battered and scarred, and so he’s got that kind of reluctant protagonist vibe to him. I think Adam’s willing to take that anime thing and do what he needs to do as he squares off with Godzilla."

Just a couple months ago, Vogt-Roberts revealed that he had pitched Warner Bros. his idea for an adaptation of Mark Millar's Superman: Red Son only to be turned down. Given Warner Bros.' recent announcement that it planned to make films based on DC Comics characters NOT set in the DCEU, Vogt-Roberts was asked his thoughts on that and whether he'd like to make his Red Son idea a reality should he be given the call...

"Well, apparently they’re taking that idea. They’re not taking me up, because I have gotten no phone calls about that. I was surprised to hear the headline, regardless of whether or not they want to do Red Son, I think that is the smartest, most punk rock thing that DC can do right now to separate themselves from Marvel is just to double-down and say, 'We’re going to tell a bunch of crazy stories. We’re going to tell stories in different universes and different times and really play around and just tell you great stories with these characters.' To me, I think that the expanded universe is one long story thing that will always serve its purpose, but we’ve got to think about what’s next.

To me, that’s interesting. To me, that’s … I’m happy that they’re apparently now entertaining that idea. I would love to get a call saying, 'Hey, do you want to talk about Red Son?' But I have yet to receive that phone call."

So what do you think? Are you excited to see Kong again? Would you like to see Vogt-Roberts' adaptation of Red Son? Do you agree with him in regards to the DCEU's plans? Sound off down below!

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