Last year both “Godzilla Minus One,” and to a lesser extent “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters,” showed how you could do kaiju stories right – taking the property seriously, giving it emotional weight, being judicious with the action and making the human element interesting.

This year delivers “Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire,” a return to the bombastic FX-heavy brawls of the last few Legendary MonsterVerse films and a direct follow-up to “Godzilla vs. Kong” with filmmaker Adam Wingard back to helm.

The all-new adventure that pits the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence – and our own.

Speaking with Empire to tease the new movie, Wingard says the tone of the film is surprisingly more akin to 1980s action classic “Lethal Weapon” than anything else:

“There’s a bit of a truce – Godzilla’s in control of the surface world and Kong is down in Hollow Earth. It wasn’t, ‘Okay, give me a call when something goes wrong, Kong. And I, Godzilla, will rush to the rescue!’

The buddy-cop dysfunctional relationship dynamic is probably the best one to describe Godzilla and Kong. My influences are always embedded with the ‘80s, and the ‘80s were prime for [that] storyline. There’s a lot of misunderstanding – the way that the monsters communicate isn’t straightforward.”

So it’s wait and see if the film will feature a scene in which Godzilla tries to help pull Kong off a giant bomb-rigged toilet. Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Kaylee Hottle, Dan Stevens, Alex Ferns and Fala Chen co-star in the movie which was penned by Terry Rossio, Simon Barrett and Jeremy Slater.

“Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” opens in cinemas April 12th.

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