If you are wondering how the new Kong, who is the biggest in the history of the franchise, but who is still is only a third the size of Godzilla can possible fight the giant lizard king? The solution to this problem was revealed in Kong: Skull Island.
Warning… Spoilers for those who have not yet seen the film!
In Kong: Skull Island we learn an interesting fact about Kong… he is still a growing boy! And the post credit scene gives us an idea of what’s coming next in this new monster series…
After the credit role, Hiddleston and Larson are seen being taken right off the island and flown to Project Monarch for a debriefing. As you might remember, Monarch is a secret organization that was introduced in the 2014 film Godzilla, which now ties King Kong into this new Monsterverse! The two are shown photos of Godzilla from the 1950s and then what looks like cave drawings of three other monsters… Rodan, Mothra and the three headed dragon Ghidorah. The post credit scene ends with Godzilla’s unmistakable roar as the screen goes black.
I expect we will see these three monsters in 2019’s Godzilla: King of Monsters!
So… at some point after Godzilla: King of Monsters, Kong and Godzilla will come together for a gigantic fight… most likely in a city! How they will come together and why they should be fighting is anyone’s guess at this point, and still the questions lingers… can a much smaller Kong compete in battle with this gigantic behemoth.
This is not to say the new Kong is puny. He is not a 10-foot or 30-foot creature, but a 100-foot ape. In comparison, the Kong in the 1933 stop-motion classic was 40 to 50 feet tall, generally skewing on the higher end of the scale. In the 1976 film Kong was 42 feet. In 1986’s King Kong Lives, he’d grown to around 60 feet. Peter Jackson’s Kong depicted the beast at a scant 25 feet tall to make for a more intimate connection to Ann Darrow played by Naomi Watts.
However, even at 100 feet tall the new King Kong will still be less then 1/3 the side of Godzilla who is said to be 350 feet tall. So what’s the answer? One thing that Kong: Skull Island revealed was that Kong is still just an adolescent in 1972, and has a lot of growing yet to do! Can he grow an additional 250 feet? Well, in the world of giant monsters, I suppose anything is possible!