New Fight Footage Highlights “Godzilla vs. Kong” Teaser

So where do you stand, with Team Godzilla or Team Kong? It seemed from the first trailer of director Adam Wingard’s upcoming Godzilla vs. Kong that we were being nudged to join Team Kong. Obviously, Kong is closer to our meager human species genetically, and we humans love stuff that reflects ourselves. Then there’s the pesky fact that the trailer set Kong up as the protector to an orphaned girl named Jia (Kaylee Hottle). Hard to root against that. Finally, and more pointedly, the trailer gave us a Godzilla as the heavy hellbent on smashing humanity. Bad radioactive lizard! But haven’t we learned anything from 2014’s Godzilla and 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters? Those films made it quite clear that our nuclear-powered lizard king is actually a good guy. So what’s going on here?

Well, Legendary Pictures revealed a new look at Godzilla vs. Kong over the weekend, and it features our two reigning champions mauling each other, with Kong still positioned as the good guy. We see Kong and Jia communicating (she tells him to be careful, easier said than done). We see Kong and Godzilla go paw-to-claw out at sea and in city streets. And we see Alexander Skarsgård’s Nathan Lind make the case for why they need Kong to survive.

Check out the tease below. Godzilla vs. Kong hits theaters and HBO Max on March 31:

Here’s the official synopsis from Warner Bros.:

Legends collide in “Godzilla vs. Kong” as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans—instigated by unseen forces—is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.

For more on HBO and HBO Max, check out these stories:

The Joker Gets the Last Word in Official Trailer for “Zack Snyder’s Justice League”

“Zack Snyder’s Justice League” Teaser Reveals Batmobile, Superman’s Laser Eyes & More

Charlese Antoinette Jones on Dressing History in “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Director Sam Pollard on the Legacy of Black Art in his New HBO Documentary

Zack Snyder Reveals First Image of Joker in “Justice League”

Featured image: Caption: (L-r) GODZILLA battles KONG in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “GOZILLA VS. KONG,” a Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures


The Credits

The Credits is an online magazine that tells the story behind the story to celebrate our large and diverse creative community. Focusing on profiles of below-the-line filmmakers, The Credits celebrates the often uncelebrated individuals who are indispensable to the films and TV shows we love.