ThunderCats Movie Is Inspired by Hollow Earth in Godzilla Vs. Kong

Posted on April 08 2021 @ 09:04 AM BST

Director Adam Wingard's monster-mash movie, Godzilla Vs Kong is currently lighting up the box office, and now the filmmaker has revealed which element of his kaiju epic inspired his vision for the recently announced ThunderCats movie. Wingard revealed that it was during post-production on Godzilla Vs. Kong, and working on the Hollow Earth sequences specifically, that made him realize how he could make a ThunderCats movie work.

A Thundercats project has been in the works for years, and Wingard goes on to reveal that, while the script has seen was "actually not too bad," the idea has always been geared more towards live action, something that Wingard thinks is the wrong approach.

After saying that, understandably, the ThunderCats "have to look like cats," and that the character are a lot "bigger" and "stranger" than live action could possibly achieve, Wingard went on to reveal that it was in fact the stunning creation of a CGI King Kong.

The ThunderCats movie therefore will be created using a hybrid of CGI and animation, with fans now able to watch Godzilla Vs. Kong knowing that it gives us some idea of what the movie's visuals will look like. Wingard's passion for the property could not be clearer, with the director having already stated that the movie will be the beloved "'80s cartoon series brought to life," while appealing to both kids and adults alike.

First aired way back in 1985, ThunderCats follows a group of cat-like humanoid aliens from the planet Thundera. When their dying planet meets its end, the group is forced to flee its homeland, and end up on Third Earth, eventually battling all manner of mutants, monsters and the evil overlord, Mumm-Ra. The series has become a staple of many a childhood, with fans of the series having wondered whether Hollywood would ever be able to realize the ThunderCats in a modern-day movie. Well, that time is now. ThunderCats Ho! This comes to us from Uproxx.

Topics: Thundercats