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The Real Reason There Were So Few Titans In Godzilla Vs. Kong

Contains spoilers for "Godzilla vs. Kong"

After a year without much in the way of blockbuster entertainment, fans were treated to two titans of the silver screen coming face to face for the first time in decades. "Godzilla vs. Kong" provided epic fight sequences and the return of Mechagodzilla to get you cheering in your seat, regardless if you watched the movie in a theater or at home on HBO Max. Of course, once you get over the initial thrill of watching a giant monkey swing a giant axe at a giant lizard, you may have a few questions about certain things that don't quite add up.

For example, in "Godzilla: King of the Monsters," we learn that over a dozen Titans have risen to the surface of the planet, including the likes of Behemoth and Scylla. After Godzilla emerges victorious from his battle with King Ghidorah, all the Titans fall under his rule. As such, it's a little weird Godzilla didn't call on any back-up throughout the events of "Godzilla vs. Kong." You may think he just wanted to prove he could take down the Eighth Wonder of the World all on his own, but if you read the prequel graphic novel to "Godzilla vs. Kong," then you'd know there's an important reason why no one else comes to get in the middle of the title bout.

The rest of the Titans are in their resting places during the events of Godzilla vs. Kong

It makes sense that Godzilla wouldn't summon the other Titans to fight Kong from a storytelling perspective. It would've been an awfully one-sided fight if Kong had to fight 10 different monsters at once. Luckily, an explanation is provided in-universe, and it's all within the pages of the graphic novel "Godzilla: Dominion."

The book came out on April 6, 2021, a few weeks before the movie was released, and it explains that the huge glut of Titans that once rose to the Earth's surface all at once had devastating consequences. There just weren't enough resources to go around, and even though Godzilla was the Alpha, the other Titans still ended up fighting each other. Apparently, it was a lot of work on Godzilla's part to keep everyone in check, so he made the call to send everyone back to their various domains, away from mankind. That means when the big fight happens in "Godzilla vs. Kong," everyone else is just hanging out beneath the Earth's surface, waiting for their Alpha to call upon them again.

Luckily, this means all of the other Titans are still alive, and they could conceivably come back for a sequel. No doubt fans are still waiting anxiously to see Yongary and Hedorah pop up in a MonsterVerse film at some point. And with Warner Bros. allegedly interested in keeping the franchise going, there are any number of stories to tell.