The first proper trailer release for “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” last month generated a wave of discussion, and a lot of it was about one thing in particular – Godzilla’s color makeover.
The creature, whose atomic breath has been pale blue in his previous MonsterVerse entries thus far, is now firing off a vivid pink. Why the change happened isn’t explained in the trailers, though presumably will be addressed in the film.
Of course, being pink led to various comments online ranging from “Barbie” comparisons to even claims of it being ‘woke propaganda’.
That led to a recent question on social media asking if Japanese production company Toho had checked and approved the redesign, a question that the film’s creature designer Jared Krichevsky weighed in on and confirmed that indeed they did.
“Godzilla” famously rocked this fuschia color scheme before in “Godzilla 2000” with more than a few suggesting this is a straight up homage to that.
The new film will delve further into the histories of the Titans, their origins and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond. It will be released on April 12th and will follow in the wake of the finale of “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters” which will air its finale this week.