Last year’s “Kong: Skull Island” may have served as the second film in the ‘MonsterVerse’ that began with 2014’s “Godzilla” reboot, but events of that film take place in 1973 – four decades before the emergence of “Godzilla”.
With the upcoming “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” taking place in contemporary times, five years after the 2014 reboot, it means around 45 years will have passed in terms of events on screen. Even so, the new film’s director Michael Dougherty confirmed at Comic Con that a key connection will happen on screen: “we do bring back one character from Kong: Skull Island” he tells Rotten Tomatoes.
This has led to the obvious question as to which character will return to see the giant reptile take on Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah. While Dougherty hasn’t said, speculation online in several places including Screen Rant is quickly pointing to Tom Hiddleston’s former British Special Air Service Captain James Conrad character.
The speculation isn’t that 35-year-old Hiddleston will appear in elderly make-up, but rather that 71-year-old “Game of Thrones” veteran Charles Dance still unidentified character, glimpsed briefly in the trailer, will be the older version of Conrad. We won’t know for sure until the character name for Dance is released. Meanwhile, the film itself hits cinemas May 31st next year.