So we have seen Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah, and soon, MechaGodzilla, in the Monsterverse and it begs to wonder what else could appear. Someone was missing in this cast and when going through all of the eras, the only returning cast that has yet to appear or be revealed is the son of Godzilla. It sounds like a dumb idea, but hear me out.
The idea of a baby Godzilla isn't new. Godzilla's son, Minilla, was first invented as an idea to sway couples into thinking about having children of their own and then reintroduced in 1993 as Baby Godzilla to appeal to the large female audience that helped make Godzilla vs Mothra financially successful. In the Showa era (1954-1975), we were introduced to Minilla. In the Heisei era (1985-1995), Godzilla adopted a baby Godzilla and raised it up to adolescence/adult. There were even baby Zillas in the 1998 remake. In the Millenium era, Minilla returned in Godzilla: Final Wars as a silly side character trying to prove to this boy and his grandfather that Godzilla is not as bad as they thought of him to be and to tell them that Godzilla and humans need to stop fighting each other. Then finally, there is Godzilla: Monster Planet where the Godzilla that the main characters killed was actually Godzilla's child (aka Godzilla Filius). A son of Godzilla has always made an appearance in some form in every era. So it is fair to speculate that a baby Godzilla could appear in Godzilla vs Kong.
Also, the son of Godzilla as part of what I like to call, "The Big Five". The Big Five are the essential monsters that are required for every Godzilla series to be successful. They contain Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah, MechaGodzilla, and son of Godzilla.
One speculative piece of evidence that a baby Godzilla could appear in the movie is from one of the newspaper articles in the end credits sequence in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The headline asks, "Could giant insect egg be a second Mothra…or something else?" The article continues, "An expedition deep into Mothra's territory revealed more than researchers bargained for. The egg has been transported to a Monarch research facility for experts to analyze the nature of its properties and hopefully identify its origin." We did learn from Michael Dougherty that Mothra did lay her egg before she flew off to Boston to aide Godzilla. So that leaves very little room to speculate that the egg we see in the article is most likely Mothra's egg, but it also begs the question that it could be something else hinting towards a baby Godzilla. Just a reminder that when we first see Mothra in her larval stage, she was hatching out of her egg and her egg is much bigger than the egg we see in the article.
This paragraph is actually an update to my original post, but Jacob Hofer on Facebook made a good point on the popularity of baby characters. Who doesn't love the baby characters? Baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy and Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian are both popular baby characters that got a LOT of attention from their fans, especially with the female fans. And this harkens back to the reason for Baby Godzilla from Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla II being introduced. It was to attract the large female audience that helped make Godzilla vs Mothra financially successful. If a baby Godzilla was designed just right and behaved just right where it acted cute and played a role in the movie, then that will help attract an even bigger audience. If Groot and Yoda can be popular in their baby forms, then a baby Godzilla can popular too if done right.
If a baby Godzilla does appear in Godzilla vs Kong, then what would be its role? Well, I have a couple of theories for it. My first one is that a baby Godzilla will make a cameo appearance at the end of the movie as a way of saying that Godzilla's legacy lives on. It is not the end of the Monsterverse, but the end of Godzilla…for now. However, that would imply that Godzilla might have died in either the fight with Kong or with MechaGodzilla.
The other theory I have is that the baby Godzilla plays the macguffin role of the movie. Godzilla's son is kidnapped by APEX and Godzilla has been searching for his son the whole movie. This could be why he is attacking people and possibly attacking APEX facilities. Godzilla is not being evil, but APEX forced Godzilla into a position to make him look like the bad guy. That would then throw out the disguised MechaGodzilla theory, as well, since Godzilla would be meeting Kong while on his rampage. Yet, that would mean APEX is setting themselves up for disaster if they keep transferring the baby from one base to another just to have every base destroyed.
Over all, I think there is a possibility that we will see a baby Godzilla in some form in Godzilla vs Kong. It is not a new idea, but it is not everyone's favorite idea either. A son of Godzilla is a recurring character that appears in every era in some form just like the other four.
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