Godzilla vs Kong arrives later this month. Sure, it’s in some ways the showdown of 2021 cinematically. Nevertheless it additionally is perhaps a calling card of kinds for director Adam Wingard. Because the filmmaker not too long ago defined, the upcoming blockbusters works, in some methods, as an audition to direct a Star Wars film sooner or later down the road.
Adam Wingard has not too long ago been making the rounds to advertise Godzilla Vs Kong, which is lastly getting launched after a number of delays. Throughout an interview in the latest problem of Fangoria, Wingard defined that there are some parts of the film that he hopes would possibly pave the best way for him to enter the Star Wars fold sooner or later. Here is what he needed to say about it.
“We acquired to some fairly alien locations on this movie and we play with physics in methods which might be very distinctive to this film. In a variety of methods, I feel this film is like my audition to attempt to direct a Star Wars movie sooner or later.”
Up up to now in his profession, Adam Wingard has not directed a film on this scale. He has directed well-liked films that grew to become hits comparable to You are Subsequent and The Visitor. He additionally took on a franchise with 2016’s Blair Witch. However nothing on this scale or at this funds degree. If Godzilla vs Kong seems to be successful, this might very effectively place him as an individual who would match effectively within the Lucasfilm fold. And, it is price mentioning, he would not be the primary director to crossover from the MonsterVerse to a galaxy far, distant.
Gareth Edwards broke out along with his micro-budget monster film Monsters. He then moved as much as the massive leagues for 2014’s Godzilla, which launched the present iteration of the franchise that may proceed in Godzilla vs Kong. Edwards was then tapped by Lucasfilm to helm Rogue One, the primary standalone film within the historical past of the Star Wars franchise. Whereas the manufacturing was a bit rocky, with in depth rewrites and reshoots happening late within the sport, Rogue One was an enormous hit, taking in over $1 billion on the field workplace. It additionally ranks as one of the vital beloved Star Wars films of the Disney period.
It’s also price noting that there will likely be a complete lot of Star Wars to go round sooner or later. Not solely does Disney have a number of launch dates put aside for future films, with Rogue Squadron arriving in 2023, however Disney+ will likely be dwelling to a number of reveals set inside the franchise because of the success of The Mandalorian. These reveals, which embody Ahsoka, The Ebook of Boba Fett, Rangers of the New Republic and The Acolyte, amongst others, will present numerous filmmakers with the prospect to play in that sandbox. Within the meantime, Adam Wingard has his Face/Off sequel to occupy a while. You may take a look at the unique publish from the Fangoria Twitter account.