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‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire’ Podcast (Cosmic Circle Ep. 52)

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The Titan-sized box office hit Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire popped up from the depths of Hollow Earth into theaters last week. The movie, the latest from director Adam Wingard, is the 38th Godzilla film and the newest entry into Legendary’s MonsterVerse.

The film brings together Apple TV+’s Monarch in expanding the world and also gives us the impossible not-to-meme visual of Godzilla sleeping in the Coliseum like a giant Cat. With impressive acting from Rebecca HallKaylee HottleDan Stevens, and The Eternals’ Brian Tyree Henry, the movie left us at The Cosmic Circus with many monstrous thoughts on this post-Mechagodzilla universe.

Join host Ayla Ruby, Brian Kitson, Uday Kataria,  as they discuss Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. Beware, spoilers for the city-smashing Titan story, as well as Monarch, are discussed within and below. 

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is now in theaters. Have you seen it yet? How about Monarch on Apple TV+.  Let us know on social media @mycosmiccircus or in The Cosmic Circus Discord! If you enjoy this podcast, please consider sharing it with friends, following us on social media, or joining our Discord.

Timestamps for Ep 52: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

00:00 – Intros

01:20 – Spoiler warning, and first impressions on Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

06:52 – Was Godzilla shoehorned into what is mostly Kong’s story here?

12:28 – Could they make a movie with the Titans and no humans?

17:00 – What the humans add to the Monsterverse and talk about Apple TV’s Monarch series.

32:46 – CGI in Godzilla x Kong… Good or bad?

38:45 – Favorite and least favorite monsters in the film?

42:00 – Shipping Kaiju (and we don’t mean to Monster Island)

43:50 – Should they kill off Godzilla or Kong?

49:00 – Apple TV’s Monarch… do we want a season 2? Do we want to see humans from past films return?

57:00 – What’s next for the Monsterverse? What would we want to see?

01:01:00 – Outros

Recommended articles about subjects from this episode

Review: Monarch: Legacy of Monsters is a Titan-Worthy Series

Ranking All The Live-Action Toho Godzilla Movies

The Godzilla MonsterVerse and What Kaiju Should Appear

Review: Godzilla Minus One is a Monster Blockbuster Befitting the Franchise Legacy

Exclusive Interview: Joe Tippett and Elisa Lasowski on Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

Exclusive Interview: Joe Tippett and Elisa Lasowski on Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

Podcast credits and show notes


  • Ayla Ruby
  • Brian Kitson
  • Uday Kataria

Executive Producer/Editor

  • Lizzie Hill

Recorded on 4/04/24

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Ayla Ruby

I am a writer and interviewer based somewhere in the Alpha Quadrant. I love all things nerdy - but Star Trek and Spiderman have special places in my heart. Find me at @TulinWrites on Twitter. And visit my other website for more reviews and interviews:

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