Published Feb 01 2021

This March, Godzilla and Kong will face off in an epic showdown in the Monsterverse’s latest entry, Godzilla vs. Kong. In addition to a super-sized slugfest, this movie will seemingly confirm another major component of the Monsterverse: the Hollow Earth Theory. First introduced in Kong: Skull Island, the theory has subtly been built up in the lore of the series to explain the origin of these massive monsters. However, the idea of a Hollow Earth actually has ties to a history of real world conspiracies dating back to the seventeenth century. Dan breaks down everything you need to know in today’s episode of Nerdist Now

Watch our full breakdown of the Godzilla vs. Kong trailer:

Read Atlas Obscura’s history of the Hollow Earth: