Where does the MonsterVerse go from here?

GODZILLA in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
GODZILLA in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. /

Warner Bros. and Legendary’s collaboration in bringing us the MonsterVerse has been an admirable one. Seeing King Kong, Godzilla, and other beloved behemoths back on the big screen has been a fun and much-needed rejuvenation for this universe of iconic characters. The only problem is, where do we go from here?

The basic structure of every monster film is essentially the same. Monsters appear, they fight, one of them loses, and then every human character tries to survive the carnage. Now, we understand that it’s the humans who drive the story (technically), but does anyone know or care about the “B” story in these films?

Can anyone really tell me the details of the plot of Godzilla vs. Kong without using Google? It’s hard isn’t it? The thing is, we as fans only really care about the quality of the monster fights. If you succeed in bringing this and find new ways to make Godzilla never losing, or Kong yelling, still exciting, the views will keep coming.

What’s next for the MonsterVerse movies?

Will it still be as successful in the future? As a fan, I want to still support this series, but how different can the future of the MonsterVerse really be? When you break these films down to their essentials, they’re all pretty similar and people are going to start to notice this as the franchise progresses.

If each movie just has a monster fight in the future, and Godzilla and/or Kong beats their opponents in a Hulk Hogan-esque fashion, I can’t imagine this franchise lasting in popularity into the second half of this decade. A major overhaul needs to happen to keep this franchise feeling fresh, creative, and new each time.

Godzilla vs. Kong
(L-r) GODZILLA battles KONG in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “GODZILLA VS. KONG,” a Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures release. /

Where can the Monsterverse go where it hasn’t already taken us?

Yes, Iron Man faced a new opponent in each of his films and won, but did you see how it was handled? That’s how you keep a franchise going. They need to figure out how to do the same with a monster that doesn’t talk. This is a tall task indeed, but they need to figure it out, otherwise this series will be thrown back in the vault as we await another reboot ten years from now.

The only way I can imagine how to keep this thing going is to make the human side of the story more interesting, with higher stakes, with actors worth seeing. They did a decent job at it with Godzilla: King of the Monsters, but Godzilla vs. Kong fell completely off the rails with its convoluted and somewhat underdeveloped story.

As fun as the monster fights have been thus far, it will wear out its welcome quick. A serious writing shake-up is the only way to save the MonsterVerse.

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What do you think is the next step for the MonsterVerse? Any suggestions?