Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted graphic novel will serve as a prequel to the next Monsterverse film

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The graphic novel Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted serves as a prequel to the upcoming Monsterverse film Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures will be bringing the next feature in the MonsterVerse franchise – the Godzilla vs. Kong (watch it HERE) sequel Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire – to the big screen on April 12, 2024… but before we get there, Legendary has announced that they’re teaming up with Rocketship to bring fans the prequel graphic novel Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted!

Legendary Comics has launched a Kickstarter campaign through which copies of Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted can be ordered, and it’s close to reaching its $79,000 goal.

Here’s the synopsis: A twisted Skull Island trophy hunter baits his trap and sets his sights on the biggest game of all deep within the Hollow Earth in the official prequel graphic novel to the upcoming film Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.

A press release notes that, “in a special treat for fans, Legendary Comics is also offering a second graphic novel as part of this pre-sales campaign: Monsterverse: Declassified. Join Bernie Hayes as he takes readers down the rabbit hole to reveal classified Monarch secrets and ancient monster myths in the first-ever Monsterverse anthology!” 

ABOUT THE CREATORS:

GODZILLA X KONG: THE HUNTED

Writer: Brian Buccellato

Artists: Dario Formisani, Drew Johnson, Zid

Colorists: Zid, Niezam

MONSTERVERSE DECLASSIFIED

Writers: David M. Booher, Umar Ditta, Rosie Knight, Dan Park

Artists: Francesco Biagini, David Ferracci, Oliver Ono, Marco Roblin, Drew Zucker

Colorists: Vittorio Astone, Jurek Malottke, Francesca Vivaldi

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is the fifth film in the Legendary Monsterverse, following Godzilla, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Kong: Skull Island, and the Godzilla / Kong smash-up. The animated Netflix series Skull Island and the upcoming live-action Apple TV+ series Monarch: Legacy of Monsters are also part of the franchise. The first two of Monarch‘s ten episodes will premiere on November 17th.

Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard returns to the helm for Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, working from a screenplay written by Simon Barrett (You’re Next) that follows up the explosive showdown of Godzilla vs. Kong with an all-new cinematic adventure, pitting the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence – and our own. The epic new film will delve further into the histories of these Titans, their origins and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and tied them to humankind forever.

Are you a fan of the Legendary Monsterverse, and will you be picking up a copy of Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/godzilla-x-kong-the-hunted/

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