Critics' reviews for Kong: Skull Island hit the internet this week, and the reaction is pretty positive. One critic describes the second entry in the Warner Bros. MonsterVerse as "ten times better than Jurassic World," which is either a brilliant thing or the faintest of praise, depending on where you sit with Jurassic World.
Either way, you should be stoked as hell for this movie — but if the critics couldn't convince you, perhaps details of what's lurking in the shadows of Skull Island's post-credits scene will do the trick. Mild spoilers ahead, obviously.
It's no secret by now that both #KongSkullIsland and the forthcoming Godzilla: King Of Monsters will eventually lead to a mega-monster-smackdown titled Godzilla vs Kong. (Spoilers: They bond over the fact that their mothers share the same name, and decide to kill humanity instead.)
But the post-credits scene of Skull Island also plants the seeds of that epic face-off, teasing the existence of other classic kaiju beasts which could appear in Godzilla vs Kong or even in their own solo monster movie.
The scene finds Conrad (Tom Hiddleston) and Weaver (Brie Larson), returned from the mission, being held in the interrogation room at Monarch HQ, where Brooks (Corey Hawkins) and Lin (Jing Tian) share photographs of top-secret cave paintings depicting Godzilla engaged in battle with Ghidorah, the fearsome three-headed dragon.
Whether that implies they'll be at war in a later MonsterVerse movie or the fight is strictly historical remains to be seen (the Godzilla sequel being set four decades after Skull Island), but it does give us a tantalizing taste of just how far this universe could expand in the near future to incorporate other classic kaiju monsters like Ghidorah, Rodan and Mothra.
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My body is ready.
Kong: Skull Island rampages into theaters March 10.