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  • The Great Wall being canonized into the Monsterverse
    • Being another, standalone Legendary monster movie, with far less worldbuilding than Pacific Rim, it would be interesting to have The Great Wall take place in the same continuity, with the Tao Tie being not an alien invader as suggested in the film, but rather a species from within the Hollow Earth that were unleashed to the surface by the meteor that struck the Jade Mountain.
      • The Death Jackals of the Skull Island comics certainly bear a resemblance to the Taotie. Perhaps they could be a related species.
  • Films focusing on other Kaiju besides Godzilla and Kong (one suggestion, courtesy of Steven S. DeKnight, would be a King Ghidorah solo-film)
  • A crossover film with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (since Godzilla and Marvel Comics have had a history with each other), possibly introducing Red Ronin into either universe.
  • A crossover film with Toho's Shin Godzilla (yes, that means a battle between two Godzillas)
  • A Pacific Rim sequel that welds the films into the Monsterverse canon.
  • Kaiju films that would otherwise be unrelated being included in the series (not just Pacific Rim, but also the Rampage and Attack on Titan movie adaptations), making the Monsterverse into more of a "thematic universe".
  • There will be a crossover with the Dark Universe remaking Frankenstein Conquers the World. What's not to say that Universal could partner up with Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures just like how Sony teamed up with Disney and Marvel Studios to make Spider-Man: Homecoming?
    • Given The Dark Universe is officially dead, Jossed.
  • A film establishing Jet Jaguar as a character, possibly making him a Suspiciously Similar Substitute for Ultraman. Except instead of having him go giant-sized, Jet Jaguar will function more akin to Giant Robo.
  • A remake of the 1998 Godzilla which would establish Zilla as a character and could lead to future films or a Live-Action TV series based off of Godzilla: The Series.
  • A Spin-off film Featuring Mothra, Battra and Hedorah. Rising pollution gives birth to Hedorah and his existences poisons the Earth. With the Earth's environment being destroyed Battra awakens to deal with the monster and teams up with Mothra to defeat Hedorah. Once defeated, Battra then attacks Humanity for creating the pollution that gave birth to Hedorah, leaving Mothra to defend Humanity.
  • Alternatively, Godzilla and Rodan could face off against Hedorah. Given he's only vulnerable when at risk of drying out, Godzilla and Rodan, being the only two Titans with fire-related powers, would be forced to cooperate in order to stop Hedorah. It could be revealed that Rodan posses a flame-like Breath Weapon when he's at full strength, and uses this and his flight to herd Hedorah towards Godzilla, who can dish out the real damage. By the end Rodan and Godzilla will have newfound respect for each other and Rodan would become his loyal ally, just as he was in the Toho films.
  • Bagan gets his film debut.
  • Remakes of Toho's nonkaiju films like Matango, The H-Man, Half-Human, ect. as more traditional horror films set in the same universe at a human scale.

Future films will engage in Sequel Escalation a la The Fast and the Furious
The Fast and Furious films started out as drama films that were more down to earth, before eventually escalating into the crazy action films we now know them as. Godzilla (2014) was a kaiju film that had few scenes with monster fighting and more drama-filled scenes focusing on the humans just trying to survive, whereas Kong: Skull Island had more monster fighting and even included scenes of the humans getting in on the action. We could potentially see Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), Godzilla vs. Kong, and any future films similarly up-the-ante, to the point that we'll eventually end up with a full-on Destroy All Monsters-esque monster brawl.

Since both Godzilla (2014) and Kong: Skull Island depicted both monsters as "heroes" of the film, defending the world against the worst monsters...
Their showdown movie will feature them fighting at first, but becoming
Bash Brothers to fight an even deadlier monster.
  • If this happens, this troper's money is on the "greater threat" being Mechagodzilla.
    • Or Mecha-Ghidorah, after Jonah Alan's eco-terrorist group seeks to weaponize Ghidorah's remains after his defeat.

Mechagodzilla will be built from Adam's bones
Much like how the original Mechagodzilla was built from the skeleton of the original Godzilla in the Japanese films.
  • It was actually the third Mechagodzilla who was built around the skeleton of the original. Still a viable WMG.

Zilla will appear
As a failed attempt to clone Godzilla.
  • Or perhaps as a related species, or a mimic, that is like the hyena to Godzilla's lions. They could also keep the asexual reproduction aspect, which could have Godzilla being Zerg Rushed by dozens and dozens of adolescent Zillas.
  • Perhaps a rename could also be in order, to give it a unique identity of its own. Perhaps give GINO (Godzilla In Name Only) another more serious meaning, like MUTO.

Any Mecha that appears will not originally be a war machines.
Think about it what would be the point of making a Humongous Mecha look like any particular monster? The answer there isn't, instead Mecha's like Mechagodzilla and Mechani-Kong would be built to preform various social experiments with the monsters themselves.
  • I could see that happening with the first Mecha-Kaiju they introduce, Mechagodzilla and Mechani-Kong, using recovered skeletons of other members of the species as a frame to build them around and a synthetic skin to disguise them so they can study the titans’ social behavior with the only weapons being copied from the natural abilities of the titan in question. After the mechas manages to help the original in a fight against another titan the government or monarch decides that they can use Mecha-Titans to help the Titans fight against the next Ghidorah. From their the original mechas are outfitted with additional weapons and new mechas such as M.O.G.U.E.R.A and Jet Jaguar are built with weapons as part of the original design.

Godzilla and co. will be a Four-Element Ensemble
The aquatic Godzilla is water; Rodan, who emerged from a volcano, is fire; Mothra is air; and the jungle animal Kong is Earth.

The post-credits scene of Godzilla vs. Kong will depict...
...the creation of Mecha-Godzilla. After the destruction caused by Godzilla and Kong during their bout, MONARCH decides to take a more active approach to defending Earth against monsters, against Serizawa's wishes. Using the bones of Adam, they will create Mecha-Godzilla (like the WMG above). The scene will show a control room filled with computers. As someone offscreen talks about how MONARCH needs to be more proactive, the camera will pan up to a large screen on the wall, revealing blueprints/3-D schematics for Mecha-Godzilla before the screen goes black.

Kong was originally part to the Dark Universe
The original King Kong was created by Universal and thus technically a member of the classic Universal Monster lineup. However, the decision was made to drop Kong from the lineup for two VERY big reasons: 1) Having King Kong fight against Godzilla in an official American made movie was way, WAY too good an opportunity to pass up for Legendary; and 2) The Monsterverse overall seemed to be a better fit for Kong thematically than the Dark Universe. No matter how powerful, scary, and badass you make Dracula or the Mummy, both are going to be completely overshadowed by the 800 ton gorilla near the building.
  • Umm, to correct you there, while Kong is owned by Universal, the character wasn't created by Universal, but by RKO.

The inevitable crossover movie between the Monsterverse and Pacific Rim will be a loose adaptation of Godzilla vs. Megalon

Jet Jaguar could be reimagined as a Jaeger (His name easily fits into the two-word Word Salad Title Jaeger naming scheme.) and Megalon and Gigan could be easily reimagined as Kaiju. (With the Precursors taking the place of the Seatopians and the Nebula M aliens, and Megalon's drills and Gigan's cybernetics being based on the reverse-engineered Jaeger technology the Kaiju are shown using in the trailers for Pacific Rim: Uprising.)

Potential Toho Kaiju in future films
  • Titanosaurus: He would fit right in since he's a prehistoric sea creature and could be something of a nonviolent Gentle Giant. His design could take influence from spinosaurid dinosaurs, perhaps having a slimmer, more athletic build to better differentiate him from Godzilla.
  • Baragon: He's stated to be a therapsid, type of Permian era creature, maybe give him large mole-like claws and a sensitivity to bright light.
  • Varan: He'd be a prehistoric relative of monitor lizards and be redesigned to more closely resemble them.
  • Manda: She'd have been the inspiration of asiatic dragons and still have that design but have a more aquatic appearance such as fins and webbing. She could be an ancient sea creature or if you want to go more sci-fi a genetically engineered weapon/guardian of a lost civilization.
  • Anguirus: He could more closely resemble a spiky terrestrial crocodile and his species could share a symbiotic relationship with Godzilla's, thus explaining their friendship.
    • That aesthetic could probably be imported, but it's unlikely they'll make the two species symbiotic since they've already done that with Godzilla and Mothra, and doing the same with Anguirus would seem repetitive.
  • Megaguirus: She could be a colossal eusocial dragonfly-like insect with an even more buglike visage and be prey/natural enemy to Rodan and her children could provide a more direct threat to the human characters.
  • Bagan, specifically the interpretation of him as a joint clone of Godzilla and Ghidorah. We've got our opening there after both of the latter had their fight. And the guy could really use some exposure.
  • Maybe Spacegodzilla. I imagine they'd want to build on the concept that alien life exists in this universe. I think they'd find Mechagodzilla a bit too corny, so maybe an alien clone would work better. Of course, Toho's Spacey was created by a really corny freak accident, not deliberate alien engineering, so they'd have to tweak his backstory for this to work.
  • Gigan. Possibly the most obvious follow-up to Ghidorah, considering their shared origins.
  • Biollante, a product of Kaiju-plant-growth-cycles getting out of control.
  • Hedorah: He could be created from the ecosystem-healing radiation emitted by the Titans having unexpected interactions with toxic waste dumped into the ocean and mutating the bacteria within it.
  • Destoroyah: He could come about in the exact same way as his Toho origins, having been microscopic, prehistoric crustaceans reawoken and mutated by the Oxygen Destroyer, possibly as a similar species to Shinomura.
  • King Caesar: Found standing dormant in the ruins of an ancient underground civilization, at first confused for a massive statue due to having very rock-like skin and an overall appearance reminiscent of a golem. He could also be another Alpha Titan, albeit a more benevolent and cooperative one similar to like Mothra.
  • Gorosaurus: since he was based off of the Tyrannosaurus-Rex from the original King Kong, it would make sense to place him on Skull Island, have him and Kong feud over territory, etc.

Potential original Kaiju in future films
  • A gigantic worm or centipede creature that constricts its opponents, and probably has a big disgusting Lamprey Mouth.
  • A simian creature like Kong, but built more like a baboon, smaller and more agile. It could combine dexterity with a far greater agility than any Kaiju we've seen thus far.
  • A giant pistol shrimp. One of vanishingly few creatures in nature that comes with its own Hand Blast (of sorts), nd something that can challenge Godzilla on his own submarine turf. Also it looks pretty creepy, especially with its post-shedding translucent carapace, which I think the filmmakers would appreciate.
    • This sounds like what the Monsterverse version of Ebirah would be like.

There will be a recreation of the famous ending sequence from the original King Kong movie
Just like the title says, a future Monsterverse movie will recreate the famous sequence from the original 1930's classic. Kong will end up grabbing a beautiful, blond human woman, climb up the Empire State Building, fight off flying enemies that are swarming him, and possibly end up being killed by the cumulative done to him by said flying enemies. However, the circumstances surrounding said reaction will be entirely different: Kong winds up finding and rescuing the blond woman, whom the big ape befriended earlier, from alien invaders, and the flying enemies will be either alien fighter craft or smaller flying aliens trying to kill him as well as the other defending kaiju, and Kong's death is treated as a tragic heroic sacrifice that spurs the other defending kaiju to fight harder.

Instead of Mechagodzilla, we'll get Tristar's Cyber Godzilla
It would be a wonderful nod to fans of the Tristar version and a badass redemption of Zilla.

All the Titans aren't all of the same origins
Since it appears they are fully going that Ghidorah is alien and the Word of God by Michael Doughtery wanted to make the Shobijin thing be revealed post credit, chances are there are other titans with origins that aren't just giant thought to be extinct animals on the planet. This feels like a good Sequel Hook to use in Godzilla vs Kong as long as Toho keeps the license going.

Godzilla is not the last of his kind.
What appears to be another MUTO shows up in Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), plus this would justify the possible existence for Godzilla Jr. in the future.

A Dorat will appear.
If Alan Jonah manages to revive Ghidorah's severed head it will first have to grow a new body and end up in a smaller formnote  than it previously had, at least temporarily.

The Gotengo or a similar vehicle will appear.
It would be a MONARCH vehicle, a sort of global operating titan engagement ordnance.

MUTOs get some DNA from whatever animal their eggs gestate within, Xenomorph-style
The ones we see in Godzilla (2014) are sleek, angular, and almost metallic looking. The MUTO Prime from the tie-in comic has the same body plan, but has big scales, huge foreleg musculature, and a more powerful jaw, a bit like Godzilla himself (while its origin isn't known, it's sort of implied to have grown from an egg that was implanted in one of Godzilla's species).

The Monsterverse's version of the Shobijin follow a cycle, just like Mothra
Dr. Chen and her sister are all but explicitly stated to be the Monsterverse version of the Shobijin, confirmed both by Dougherty and KOTM's novelization. Supplementary material reveals that the Chens are descended from a long line of identical female twins, including their mother and aunt and grandmother and great aunt, as well as Ilene Chen's daughters. Given that Mothra lives through a cycle, being born, metamorphosing into her imago form and laying an egg to ensure her return if she dies, it would only make sense that her priestesses would also have a cycle. So every Shobijin is born as a set of twin girls.

Adding to the above, the Shobijin aren't entirely human here
Seeing as the Monsterverse is going for a more realistic feel, it's unlikely that they'll just straight up say that the Shobijin are magical fairies, but rather, they'll depict them as Ambiguously Human entities who have supernatural powers of their own, namely a psychic connection of sorts with Mothra. I think this is hinted at in the final battle, where Dr. Chen looks almost as if she's anticipating Mothra's arrival about half a minute before Mothra actually shows up.

Godzilla is the real Leviathan
Even though a titan in Loch Ness is dubbed Leviathan, Godzilla may be the actual creature talked about in the old testament. Leviathan is described as having impenetrable scales, shooting fire from his mouth, and being immune to all human weapons. Even having "eyes like the rays of dawn" should sound familiar. Leviathan is explicitly described as "King over all that are proud", and it is stated that "nothing on earth is his equal". Meanwhile Godzilla rules the titans and the only single threat to that rule came from another world. The biblical Leviathan is even sometimes interpreted as a metaphor for nature's wrath, which fits perfectly with this iteration of Godzilla.

If there is ever a crossover with the Marvel Cinematic Universe...
The given reason that the Avengers and/or SHIELD didn't take action in 2014 would be a government policy that delegates any Titan-related activity to Monarch, and their inaction five years later was due to the remaining Avengers being occupied with their own problems in the aftermath of the Snap.
  • Additionally, half of Monarch's security personnel were among the victims of the Snap, partially explaining why it was so easy for Jonah and his eco-terrorist group to accomplish what they did. The other part being that Emma Russell was one of them.

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