According to government agency Screen Queensland, the now-confirmed sequel to Godzilla vs. Kong will shoot later this year in Queensland, Australia. According to State Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, the film will be shot in a number of sites across the Gold Coast and the southeast.
The production is expected to inject more than double the $36.5 million that Godzilla Vs Kong brought to the state and is a welcome boost to our economy as we recover from the impacts of the global pandemic and southeast Queensland flooding events. These types of productions benefit our screen industry, deliver local jobs and provide a welcome boost to our small businesses and communities in and around our production sites.
The plot of this new film is being kept under wraps for the time being, but it will be the fifth installment in Legendary's new MonsterVerse franchise. "The clear starting point we teed up (in GVK ), exploring Hollow Earth, I think there is a lot more to do there. This is a pre-history of Planet Earth, where all the titans come from. We tee up some mystery in this film, things I want to see resolved and explored and pushed to the next level," Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard told Deadline
According to Screen Queensland, the development of this Godzilla vs. Kong sequel will bring a considerable boost to the Australian economy. The film's production is estimated to generate $79.2 million ($58.6 million) in revenue for the region, as well as 505 jobs for eligible residents. Additionally, 750 local residents will have the opportunity to participate as extras in the film. The first Godzilla vs. Kong film was also shot in Australia, which helped bolster the country's economy at the time. Godzilla vs. Kong was also shot on the Gold Coast, while Godzilla: King of Monsters took place in Atlanta, Georgia.