After what felt like a drought of news for Godzilla vs Kong or anything Monsterverse related we get smaller, but interesting news to share. There was a video that was shared by Daniel Guzman on Facebook and it was a Monsterverse panel at the Los Angeles Comic Con and at this panel they revealed some updates on the status on the continuation of the comics and new details of the next comic.
They said that there will be more Monsterverse comics on the way. The next comic will focus only on Kong this time. The comic is a follow up to the 2017 movie, Kong: Skull Island, and that he will be facing a new opponent called Camazotz. They go into detail of the new bat monster stating that it is based on a number of myths and ideas going back to the Mayans. The idea is to have Kong face these death bats that rise from the netherworld, or in this case the hollow Earth, and completely blanket the sun, the moon, and the sky bringing about a permanent darkness to our world. In Mayan mythology, Camazotz is a bat god or a swarm of bat-like monsters that the Maya heroes, Hunahpu and Xbalanque, faced during their trials of the underworld.
Even though Camazotz is mainly based on a Mayan myth, it also reminds me of one other particular monster that never got to see the light of day and that is the Gryphon bats from the scrapped 1994 Tristar Godzilla movie. It would not surprise me if some inspiration from the scrapped 1994 movie was implemented into designing Camazotz as a way of saying, "This is the closest we can get to the Gryphon being in the Monsterverse." These gryphon bats were suppose to attack a chapel in the scrapped film, which makes them grow bigger and form into one monster called the Gryphon.
On top of that, they did announce that there will be more graphic novels on the way hopefully the next one after Kong's next solo novel will lead into or take place after Godzilla vs Kong. So be prepared for more announcements of graphic novels coming next year too. There is no date for the new Kong graphic novel, but prepared for the more updates.
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