Warner Bros. began the hype train for Godzilla vs. Kong 2 as a new teaser was unveiled.
2021's Godzilla vs. Kong featured an epic battle between the two titular kaijus that shocked the world.
The crossover movie's ending teased that there is more story to tell, and true enough, a sequel slated to release in 2024 received the green light.
Godzilla vs. Kong 2 Gets Official Title & Trailer
Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. officially released the first teaser for Godzilla vs. Kong 2, confirming the title of the sequel as Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire.
The 35-second teaser showcased a glimpse of an unknown enemy sitting atop a throne before the footage seemingly featured remains of the kaiju that he seems to have defeated:
A closer look at the unknown villain revealed that the character has similar facial traits to Kong. It remains to be seen, however, if there is a connection between the two beasts:
The teaser also showed Godzilla and Kong's "remains," indicating that this unnamed threat has a bone to pick with the two powerhouse kaijus from Earth:
The full teaser can be seen below:
Who Is the New Villain in Godzilla vs Kong 2?
Based on the brief teaser, it's hard to tell who exactly the villain is in Godzilla vs. Kong 2. However, there are many possible theories on which kaiju the two titular characters will face.
Given that the kaiju has similar features as Kong, it's possible that this is the MonsterVerse's version of Gaira, a Frankenstein-spawn kaiju that first appeared in the 1966 Toho film, War of the Gargantuans.
Gaira is described as a humanoid giant whose body is covered in fur. There's a chance that this Kong-looking adversary will be created by antagonistic humans in the sequel, or it could've come from space, similar to King Ghidorah.
Although the MonsterVerse established the fact that Kong is the last of his kind, the sequel could pull off a surprise twist by revealing that one of his ancestors is still alive and being held captive by an unknown organization. This would explain why this kaiju is hellbent on seeking revenge not just on humans but on every monster that crosses his path.
In turn, it would be up to the combined might of Kong and Godzilla to fully defeat this dangerous and powerful villain, but the teaser suggested that it will not be an easy task.
Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire is set to premiere in theaters on March 15, 2024.