'Kong: Skull Island' Post-Credits Scene Was Nearly Cut Out

'Kong: Skull Island' Post-Credits Scene Was Nearly Cut Out

By Robert Dougherty Mar 13, 2017 12:37 PM
Photo Credit: Warner Brothers Pictures

Americans spent $61 million to see Kong: Skull Island this past weekend, regardless of whether they actually stayed until the end of the credits. But according to director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, there was almost no reason to stick around that long, since the post-credits scene/teaser was cut out at one point.

To go deeper into this, a spoiler warning for the scene and article has to go into effect.


Vogt-Roberts told Cinemablend that the very final moment "was actually one of those things that they had taken off the movie at one point" although he didn't know why "there was concern about it." Nevertheless, it was put back in to Vogt-Roberts' delight, stating that what it reveals is "what people want to know is happening."

To some, the scene wasn't exactly a surprise, since word was already out that King Kong and Godzilla would meet in Godzilla vs Kong in a few years. Nevertheless, the post-credits moment where Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson are told of the existence of other monstrous "kings" like Godzilla, Mothra, Rhodan and Ghidorah clued everyone else in who stuck around, along with the new Godzilla's roar as they faded to black.

Since Kong: Skull Island was set in 1973 and the most recent Godzilla was set in the present day, more work still needs to be done to connect these franchises together. Godzilla 2 will do that next, as it will likely give Monster Island's residents a fuller introduction before Godzilla gets to his ultimate brawl and/or team up with Kong.

There's no word yet on whether Vogt-Roberts will helm Kong's return too, but a writers room has already been set up, with Pirates of the Caribbean co-writer Terry Rossio in charge of finding the right ideas and choosing the right writer to flesh them out. This continues the newfound writers room trend started by the Transformers franchise, yet that was to plan out multiple movies and spinoffs, while all this effort and manpower seems to be for just one movie.

Kong: Skull Island is beginning the official countdown towards that movie in theaters now, right up to the last second. Godzilla 2 will follow suit on March 22, 2019, before Godzilla vs Kong is finally staged for monsters and humans alike on May 29, 2020.

Tags: Kong: Skull Island (2017), Godzilla (2014), Godzilla 2 (2019), Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Terry Rossio
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