Please be aware that this article contains spoilers from Kong: Skull Island
While the post-credits scene for Kong: Skull Island helps to set up the continued Monster-Verse, it was apparently almost cut from the film. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts spoke to CinemaBlend about the scene and told them it was for a time taken off.
“We shot that during production, and it was actually one of those things that they had taken off the movie at one point. For some reason, there was concern about it, and I was really happy when everyone decided let’s bring this back. I think that’s what people want to know is happening.”
While the scene made me extremely hyped, it also left me slightly confused. I highly doubt we’ll be seeing Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, or any of the Kong characters in future films, so them being the centerpiece of the scene was strange. Should the next Godzilla movie be taking place after the first one like we all think, most of the characters we saw in Kong will be extremely old and would need to be recast at the very least. Even if Monarch returns, the human element of the scene was definitely weird to say the least.
Granted, the monster element worked on all fronts. Just seeing the cave paintings of Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidora was enough to get me completely hyped. Knowing that we’ll be seeing a three-headed dragon appear, and possibly in the Godzilla sequel is really exciting. Overall, I just mainly want to know how the whole timeline will work. With Godzilla being set in the present day, and Kong being a prequel of sorts, it almost feels like it should have either been released first or after Godzilla 2.