Titanus Doug Will Have His Rightful Screentime in GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE

The two biggest and most popular Titans surely can’t stay dormant for long. Godzilla, the mighty lizard with atomic breath will clomp his way back to the movies soon. Along with him will be none other than Kong, the king of the hollow Earth. After 2021’s Godzilla vs. Kong ended in something of a draw, a rematch of legendary proportions is very necessary. Luckily, a big screen follow-up is happening.

Titanus Doug from Godzilla vs. Kong
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One thing fans will be excited to hear is that the beloved Godzilla vs. Kong titan, Titanus Doug, will have more screentime in Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. IGN shares in an interview with director Adam Wingard, which we saw via Slash Film, “One fan-favorite creature, in particular, is given some rightfully earned screentime in the sequel film: Titanus Doug, a reptilian resident of Hollow Earth who appears in one shot of Godzilla vs. Kong, is making a splashy comeback.”

And Wingard adds, “He’s like a little bulldog sort of… It’s a character I think people have ownership of just because they kind of made him viral in a MonsterVerse sort of way.” We love a scene-stealing hero. Fans even helped to give Titanius Doug his name before he truly had one. And now it sounds like Titanius Doug will go for mere seconds on screen to something more substantial. And we love that for him.

Here’s everything we know about the Godzilla vs. Kong sequel.

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Kong prepares to punch Godzilla who in turn flares up his atomic breath in this promo image.
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The Godzilla vs. Kong sequel is called Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire‘s Plot

The official synopsis is as follows:

This latest entry follows up the explosive showdown of Godzilla vs. Kong with an all-new cinematic adventure, pitting the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence – and our own. The epic new film will delve further into the histories of these Titans, their origins and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and tied them to humankind forever.

The skulls of Godzilla and Kong rest in the foreground as a new, unseen threat looms in the background of the teaser for Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.
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Behind the Scenes

Adam Wingard, who directed Godzilla vs. Kong, will return to direct this film. He’ll be the first director in Legendary’s Monsterverse series to helm a second film so far. He’s working from a script by Terry Rossio (Godzilla vs. Kong), Jeremy Slater (Moon Knight) and Simon Barrett (Wingard’s longtime collaborator on movies like You’re Next and The Guest). The film is being produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Eric Mcleod, Brian Rogers, Thomas Tull, and Jon Jashni, with executive producers Josh Grode, Adam Wingard, Jay Ashenfelter, Jen Conroy, Kenji Okuhira, and Yoshimitsu Banno.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire‘s Cast

Returning cast members to the series include Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, and Kaylee Hottle. All three joined the franchise with Godzilla vs. Kong. New cast members include Dan Stevens, who starred in Wingard’s The Guest. Other new cast members include Fala Chen (Shang-Chi), Alex Ferns (The Batman), and Rachel House (Thor: Ragnarok).

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire‘s Release Date

Godzilla Kong New Empire Pink Godzilla
Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire will release on March 29, 2024. This is moved up two weeks from its planned release date.

Originally published on August 26, 2022.

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