Godzilla vs. Kong’s new Mechagodzilla layout has been unveiled in a Funko Pop toy reveal, formally confirming the robo-titan coming to the MonsterVerse. Mechagodzilla has been greatly theorized for the upcoming movie, and now fans can finally get a proper glimpse at the way the new variant of the beast might look. Godzilla vs. Kong is scheduled to release in theatres and on HBO max on March 31.
Mechagodzilla is just one of Godzilla’s earliest and most well-known adversaries, having appeared in a lot of films, video games, and other media. Considering that the very first trailer for Godzilla vs. Kong was published, many have thought that the robo-titan will be featured in the film, mainly due to a curious trailer shot that revealed schematics for what seemed to be a pair of robotic legs. It’s still unknown what character Mechagodzilla will play in the new movie, but he has now been formally confirmed, and a glance at his new layout was shown.
Funko showed their tie-in Pop figures such as Godzilla vs. Kong, such as Mechagodzilla. The article even named the iconic kaiju, introducing it as”the new Mechagodzilla.” Though it’s difficult to derive just what the film version will look like based on a toy, the Funko Pop layout does give a simple idea of the way the MonsterVerse’s Mechagodzilla will be portrayed. The titan looks a bit leaner than previous iterations, with a lengthy mechanical tail, robotic claw-like hands, and a brand new red mouth to compete with Godzilla’s signature atomic flame breath.
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The official affirmation of Mechagodzilla for Godzilla vs. Kong is particularly intriguing since it means that both it and Mecha-King Ghidorah (recently confirmed in a set visit from Collider) will appear in the film. That could indicate the much-hoped-for two-on-two battle of Godzilla and Kong vs. Mechagodzilla and Mecha-Ghidorah could become a reality. Unless Ghidorah’s mind is only used to help assemble Mechagodzilla, which can be a possibility. Of course, the movie’s focus will likely stay on the eponymous feud between Godzilla and Kong, which director Adam Wingard has promised will determine a clear winner and loser.
The most likely situation for Mechagodzilla seems to be as a third-act villain, appearing after the duel between Godzilla and Kong and likely compelling the two titular titans to join forces. Or, it’s possible that Mechagodzilla could be disguised as Godzilla, because he’s been in previous Toho movies. The keys of the mecha-titans will be shown when Godzilla vs. Kong release on March 31.