Fair points. Historically these have been stand alone, and really it is just my fanciful conjecture. But if not a cliffhanger then surely some post credit something. Which is hardly a risky bet with current trends. However I shall bet you 100 internet dollars that Kong and Godzilla do have a small tussel. If they were humans they would be doing a Hobbs and Shaw type snark off, but as giant monsters the alternative is a small physical altercation. Or, it might be a friendly sparring match. I'll go so far to say it may be just a fake out for the audience. But it will happen.
I'm with you about a tag team fight, but in that case I expect Godzilla and Kong to be on the ropes until they switch opponents.
Yeah, I'm not sure an Endgame-type film is what this'll be. Besides, Kong and Godzilla already fought. That was the whole premise of the previous movie. Also no way they'd kill off either one of the big boys. The selling point to me looks more like the teamup aspect (which is again why I think adding Megalon in for a potential tag team match alongside Skar King would be awesome)
Counter point, if I may. Yes Kong and Godzilla already fought. But by that same logic they also already teamed up. I would not put a double beat past the writers. Which is why I'm not ruling out one of them "dying" as an obvious cliffhanger. Think about the long con. Kong and Godzilla saving the day is not going to keep people talking about this movie after its done. And yes, they may pull an end credits about Oxygen Destroyer or Bagan or something to make the fans squeal, but I'm not betting on it. Last movie the selling was the fight, and it became a team up. This time they are selling a team up, so there's going to be a twist. Last but not least Kong and Godzilla parted ways peacefully but I'm not sure they are friends now so I'm expecting at least a small skirmish between them. Bonus points if they could resolve a situation early but they fail because they start fighting.
TLDR: Extremely sure this will end on a cliffhanger (I hope not!) and relatively sure they will fight at some point either due to ego or Skar somehow setting them against each other
Agreed about the villain, although I think he has potential, and him being a brand new monster is pretty cool as well.
Of course I'm always down for new monsters. If anything I'm kind of counter the fan base I think? Like, Love Mothra, Rodan, Ebirah, etc. But I kinda prefer the new guys in the monsterverse.
Interested in why you think this'll be a cliffhanger?
More paranoia than theory. I'm worried they might try to do an endgame type film. The antagonist pulls a last minute win over G and K, roll credits, end credit scene, and so on. I was thinking one of them would die but... both of them have kinda died? or, need to be revived at the very least. So killing one wouldn't really punch. But Skar King winning? Somehow turning G and K against each other, then cliffhanger? And I may be entirely off base.
I really don't understand the hate over pink spikes. He'll just be blue again in the next one anyway. Not sure how I feel about Skar King but I'm willing to give him a chance. I do suspect this movie will end on a cliffhanger. Nothing in the trailer suggests that but that would be a decent way to get butts in seats in the next 3-4 years for Godzilla X Kong Something Something Something
Once upon a time there was a very ordinary bear. Which means he was pretty dangerous in his own right. Especially if you were some roots or berries or honey or a Domino's Pizza. (Note to self: eat lunch before you begin recountings) This particular bear, let's call him Reggie Lou Bear ate some magic honey from demon bees or something, and thus he became the local celebrity Soopah Bear. This was not a good turn of events because Soopah Bear was not particularly social and bad guys just love to invite heroes over for schemes and the talking! Ugh. Nothing that couldn't be conveyed in a text or email. Abolish this tired tradition of corporate meetings is what I'm saying. Unfortunately thought Soopah Bear did receive the non-returnable gift of responder-ability and thus felt the occasional call to action. Mixed metaphor.
Soopah Bear was minding his own business when the phone rang. The Call to Action Phone™. Soopha Bear cast a sideways glance at his phone hoping this would resolve itself before he had to get up from his comfy chair. After 20 or so rings he realized they were going to keep calling. So with a heroic effort Soopah Bear arose himself to pull the phone out of the wall.
"Ohhh Soopah Bear, you just gotta come help!" Reina Raccoon cried from Soopah Bear's cave entrance. "It's another of them-there supah villainous types gettin' up to their rapscallion antics! Oh my stars!"
"Mmbhmnb bhdhmmh hmb? Soopah Bear scratched at his doot snoot.
"Worse." Reina Raccoon replied.
"Zhmm huh muh nmh?" Soopah Bear retorted with uncharacteristic wit.
"Even yet worse still." Reina Raccoon replied. "Its-" but she began to fade from the timeline. "Oh no." Then she did. Soopah Bear waiting politely for her to return to existing, but either she liked not existing, or something else was afoot. Soopah Bear looked at the silent phone in his paws. The call to adventure would not be avoided, so it seemed.
Later at the Jackal Shackle Average Security Prison
"Greetings, Soopah Bear! It is I, your arch-nemesis Count Salmon! I appreciate you coming to visit me. But I wish you wouldn't have done it on Craft Day! Bluh-Bluh-Bluh!" The evil vertebrate was as crazy as he was a fish. Which was saying something.
"Hmmnhumn mmnh nhnnmuh." Soopah Bear cut to the chase.
"You know, you should think about SEAking help with your speech impediment. I know an evil speech therapist. She comes highly recommended! Bluh-huh Bluh-huh Bluh-huh-huh-huh! Also she accepts most insurances. Tell her I referred you to move up on the waiting list. But about the lovely Ms Reina Raccoon disappearing, a disconcerting business." He rubbed his non-chin thoughtfully. "You'll need my help to resolve this. I've decided."
"Oh, we aren't so different, you and I. Me and thou. We. Yes you are a magically powered bear with a heroic bend and a colorful costume and I'm a technical fish genius with gothic fashion and selfish personal motivations, but aside from all the things where we are polar opposite, we aren't so different. Wouldn't you agree, my dear arch-nemesis? Yes yes, your heroic conviction is beginning to crumble under the iron hammer of my evil logic." Soopah Bear stared at the fish blankly. "Tell me, Soopah Bear, what do you know about the multiverse?" Soopah Bear stared at the fish blankly. "Well, in our universe blah blah blah blah, blah blah, blah blah. Blah blah blah... exposition etc."
"Whale whale whale. If it isn't my oldest foe, Soopah Bear." A lame slow clap interrupted Count Salmon. "You don't know me yet, but I've known you for a long time. I am your greatest arch-nemesis, Lator Gator. I apologize, is this a... bad time? Mehehehehe."