WARNING: there are MAJOR SPOILERS ahead for Kong: Skull Island. Do not scroll down if you don't want to know what happens in the movie's post-credits scene.
Kong: Skull Island marks King Kong's return to the big screen after more than a decade, but rather than re-tell the same story first shown to audiences in 1933, the giant gorilla's latest movie as a number of notable changes. One of the biggest is that it's set in the MonsterVerse, the same world that the 2014 Godzilla reboot is set in. From what we've seen in the previews so far, Kong: Skull Island is a relatively self-contained movie, but details about the latest Kong flick's post-credits scene have made their way online, and those final minutes expand on other corners of the MonsterVerse.
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As reported by Flickering Myth, after the Kong: Skull Island credits have rolled, we reunite with Tom Hiddleston's James Conrad, who is trying to talks with people behind the two-way mirror. He and Brie Larson's Mason Weaver are among the survivors from the Skull Island expedition, but they've been put in an interrogation room by Monarch, the organization that John Goodman's Bill Randa worked for. James and Mason assure those watching that they won't tell the Russians about the island or what they saw, and then Corey Hawkins' Houston Brooks and Jing Tian's Sam Ling walk in to tell the other two about how Kong isn't the only "king" that walks the Earth. Houston and San then show some of Monarch's findings, including the nuclear bombs dropped on Godzilla in the 1950s and cave paintings that depict Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah. The biggest revelation, though, is a cave painting showing Godzilla and Ghidorah fighting, seemingly implying this is a conflict we can expect to see in Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
If you saw 2014's Godzilla, then you already know that Monarch is the primary connective thread between the MonsterVerse tales. While the general public wasn't aware of the existence of these giant beasts until the fire-breathing reptile fought the MUTOs a few years back, Monarch has spent decades studying them and how they once reigned supreme. By the early 1970s, the organization already accumulated a fair amount of information, so just imagine what Ken Watanabe's Dr. Ishiro Serizawa and his colleagues have access to in the early 21st century. Most importantly, Kong: Skull Island's post-credits scene followed in the footsteps of what the shared superhero universes have been doing by teasing the next movie coming up. Warner Bros and Legendary Entertainment haven't revealed any details about Godzilla: King of the Monsters yet, but they do have the rights to Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah, so we can expect to see them show up in the coming years.
Kong: Skull Island will hit theaters on March 10, and the MonsterVerse will continue when Godzilla: King of the Monsters is released on March 22, 2019.