Most fans know that by now Godzilla vs Kong Includes a new entry in Legendary Studios’ MonsterVerse, the man-made mechanical monster, Mechagodzilla. The arrival of the metal beast had long been anticipated, and even after its presence in the film was confirmed, the studio tried to keep its appearance a secret by showing only its rear scales and a single glowing red eye in the trailer. Now concept artist Jared Krichevsky has shared drawings he made of Mechagodzilla Godzilla to Kong that were used to inform the creature’s final design.
The greatest pleasure of my life to work on @adamwingard @legendary pictures Godzilla Vs. Kong designs Mechagodzilla (for the second time no less haha What?) I designed this in house @legacyeffects together with @mostly_d and Simon Webber who also did some really great recordings. A huge thank you to @damon_weathers who was the only person I could talk to about this. Lindsay Macgowan for being an incredibly supportive supervisor and art director. Also @fforfakepictures for being a great A huge thank you to Production Designers Owen Patterson and Tom Hammock! This keyframe made the team notice when they looked at each other in the room a little ‘not bad’. It was exciting and he didn’t change much after that. ”
Interestingly, Krichevsky had also designed Mechagodzilla the last time the metal colossus appeared in a Hollywood movie, in Ready Player OneThat Mechagodzilla was very similar to the traditional version of the character as it appeared in Japanese cinema, basically ordinary Godzilla wearing metal armor.
The Mechagodzilla that appears in Godzilla to KongOn the other hand, it looks very different from the movie version of Godzilla, with a more beastly look and more aggression. This makes sense, as this version of Mechagodzilla was created from parts of King Ghidorah and was supposed to pose a challenge to both King Kong and Godzilla.
In a previous interview, the director of GvK, Adam Wingard, had explained his desire to present a Mechagodzilla that would stand the test of time as a worthy addition to the MonsterVerse, and the inspiration he took to design the Transformers from their live action films, while deciding what Mechagodzilla would look like. Like it.
“I just always liked the simplicity of the Transformers designs. So I tried to create a look for the character that was punchy and had just a little bit more simplicity. His shape and outline are direct.”
Now that Mechagodzilla has made its presence felt in the MonsterVerse, fans are hoping that the next mechanical arrival in the franchise will be Mechani-Kong, who was actually the main inspiration for Mechagodzilla’s creation several decades ago. Directed by Adam Wingard and written by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein, Godzilla to Kong stars Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall and Brian Tyree Henry. The movie is now in theaters and on HBO Max.
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