The Redacted In Godzilla vs Kong
In every Monsterverse movie, there is always some lore that we see get redacted during either the opening or ending credits sequence. This trend all started with Godzilla (2014) and then stayed consistent with every movie including Godzilla vs Kong.
In Godzilla: King of the Monsters, we learned about ancient civilizations that co-existed with the monsters to the point where they were worshipped like gods. Suddenly, these ancient civilizations crumbled as they decided to use the monsters for war creating what the films have called the Titan War. After the war, any monsters that were still alive went down into the Hollow Earth to hibernate and humanity was left to pick up the pieces afterwards. Over time, the stories of these gods were getting more skewed and vague until they were forgotten.
So what kind of lore does Godzilla vs Kong give us this time? Well, not a whole lot outside of Godzilla's and Kong's species were natural enemies.
Here is what the redacted says in order. (Note: The "…" were just names of the studios and people that worked on the movie. I took them off just to focus on the redacted parts.)
"… AND … PRESENT EVIDENCE OF AN ENDURING BATTLE BETWEEN MONSTERS"
"DECADES OF RESEARCH INTO THE ANCIENT STORIES LEADS TO A …"
"THE HISTORY OF TITAN WARS WILL BE EXPLORED IN A … THAT SHEDS LIGHT ON PREVIOUSLY HIDDEN TRUTHS"
"… NEEDS TO PROVE EXISTENCE OF HOLLOW EARTH TO SALVAGE HIS TARNISHED REPUTATION"
"THE INCLUSION OF … WILL AID GREATLY IN THE QUEST"
"… HAS DONE EXTENSIVE RESEARCH THAT IS INDISPENSABLE TO THE MISSION."
"UNTOLD SECRETS WILL BE EXPOSED BY … AND FELLOW TRUTH-SEEKERS."
"THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN HOLLOW EARTH AND MONSTER SIGHTINGS HAS LONG ESTABLISHED."
"COUNTLESS EXPLORERS HAVE ATTEMPTED TO PROVE THE CONNECTION … AND MANY HAVE PERISHED."
"HOLLOW EARTH HAS BEEN RUMORED SINCE EARLIEST HISTORICAL RECORD."
"THERE ARE SHADOWY FIGURES. … WHO INVISIBLY NAVIGATE THESE LIMINAL REALMS"
"WORKING IN CONCERT WITH … THEY HOPE TO BRING THE MONSTERS INTO THE LIGHT"
"THERE ARE MANY FACTORS INCLUDING ADVANCEMENTS IN TECHNOLOGY"
"CITING WORKS OF ANCIENT ALIEN THEORISTS, … HAS WORKED IN CONJUNCTION WITH … TO ESTABLISH A CONTROVERSIAL NARRATIVE"
"COMMONLY HELD BELIEFS ARE SUBJECT TO DOUBTS CASTING BY … WHICH UNDERMINE PROGRESS."
"WORKING FROM SKELETAL REMAINS, … FLESHES OUT RENDERINGS OF MONSTERS' APPEARANCE"
"… CREATES SIMULACRA OF TITANS BASED ON EXISTING EVIDENCE"
"AN ATOMIC BLAST IS THE LIKES OF WHICH … HAD NEVER SEEN"
"THE EXPLOSIVE ENERGY DEMOLISHED STRUCTURES WITH … AND RADIATION REACHED AS FAR AS … AND THE LONE FISHING BOAT OF …"
"THE MONSTER'S SOUNDS ARE COMPARED TO MUSIC BY …"
"THE RECORD OF MONSTER CLASHES IS … TO REFLECT ONGOING BATTLES"
"THE MILITARY HAS INCREASED SPENDING TO SUPPORT … AS THEY GEAR UP FOR INTENSIFIED BATTLES WITH MONSTERS"
"THE MOST DRAMATIC BATTLES WERE CAPTURED BY … BUT MOST COMPELLING FOOTAGE WAS SUPPRESSED"
"INCREASED ACTIVITY NECESSITATES REBUILDING … AND HIS CO-HORT … DO THE WORK"
"… AND HIS ALLY … CONTROL INFORMATION THAT MAKES IT TO THE PUBLIC"
"KONG'S POWER FASCINATES AND INTRIGUES … AND … SO THEY STUDY HIS ANATOMY"
"IN DATA PRODUCED BY … STUDIED BY … … IS ABLE TO TRACK KONG'S PROGRESS"
"REPORTS OF MONSTER RAMPAGES PRODUCED BY … ARE EXPURGATED BY … WITH … TO ALLAY PUBLIC FEARS"
"THE ABILITY TO TRACK MONSTERS IS … LEAVING A WAKE OF DESTRUCTION ACROSS PROPERTIES OWNED AND CREATED BY …"
"EVIDENCE IS PLENTIFUL, BUT A COVER STORY BY AUTHORITIES SEEKS TO PROTECT … AND … AND IMPLICATE UNDERGROUND GROUPS & … IN THE RECENT INCREASE IN TITAN ACTIVITY"
"REALITY IS STRANGER THAN ANYTHING IN A SCREENPLAY BY A RAVING LUNATIC, AND MAKES … AND … SEEM CREDIBLE BY COMPARISON"
"… TO CEASE INVESTIGATIONS."
For the most part, there is only very little lore that can be taken from the redacted. It talks about how the Titan Wars from the past are currently being studied, a link between the monsters and the Hollow Earth has been established for a long time, the threat of monster attacks have been on the rise, and it sounds like there have been underground groups similar to Jonah Alan's terrorist group from Godzilla: King of the Monsters that are connected to this increase in monsters attacking.
One bit info that stands out to me the most is the one that says, "CITING WORKS OF ANCIENT ALIEN THEORISTS, … HAS WORKED IN CONJUNCTION WITH … TO ESTABLISH A CONTROVERSIAL NARRATIVE." From how I am taking it, it sounds like the redacted is implying that aliens could some how be involved with the Hollow Earth whether they created it or if there was an alien race that once lived in the Hollow Earth and worshipped these monsters, as well. Perhaps it has nothing to do with the Hollow Earth at all since it doesn't imply the Hollow Earth. All it says is that theories from those theorists are being used to establish a narrative. We don't know what that narrative is. For all we know, it could be implying to King Ghidorah. We know that King Ghidorah was established as being an alien in King of the Monsters. If that is all that this redaction is implying to, then I hope that Ghidorah is as far as this series goes with aliens.
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