Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire Ending Explained

Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire is finally here, and fans are calling it the best film of the Monsterverse. With the amazing cinematography and CGI-heavy fights, the film has left no stone unturned to give the audience a wonderstruck experience. Godzilla and Kong were never best friends, but the duo had to unite in 2021’s Godzilla Vs. Kong to fight the Mechagodzilla. Now, the latest addition to the franchise comes with new villains, so we got to see Godzilla and Kong teaming up once again to end the terror of the new threats once and for all. Of course, it’s an action-heavy film, but that doesn’t mean the storyline is sidelined. And here, I have broken down what happened in the ending moments of Godzilla Vs. Kong: The New Empire.

Kong Gets a New Ally

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In the film’s initial moments, we are reminded that after leaving Skull Island, Kong arrived at the Hollow Earth in search of a home. That’s because he doesn’t want to wander alone any further. One day, while roaming on the edges of the Hollow Earth, he sees a shadow behind a smokescreen, so he gets ready for a defensive attack.

However, a small ape, Suko, arrived before Kong could attack. Kong feels pity seeing his innocent face, so he extends his hands towards the baby ape. Instead of showing gratitude towards Kong, he tries to attack him. The baby wasn’t alone and was accompanied by several apes who instantly called for a fight with Kong. However, the latter overwhelms each one of them with his powers, and since then, the baby ape tags along with him. Shockingly, Suko also plays a significant role in the film’s final battle.

Mothra Comes Back to Life

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Mothra, the Kaiju goddess and the closest friend of Godzilla, died in Godzilla: The King of Monsters for the sake of the Titan. Jia and the entire Iwi tribe knew only Mothra could convince Godzilla to side with Kong against the Skar King. The film initially teases that Jia is the last survivor of the Iwi clan. However, we learn that in the depths of the Hollow Earth, another Iwi tribe resides. The queen of the clan seeks Jia’s help to bring Mothra back to life following a brief ritual. She not only helps the humans and Kong bring Godzilla to the Hollow Earth but also provides a backup to the heroic Titans as they hunt the Skar King and Shimo.

Godzilla Gets a New Transformation

We have seen Godzilla flaunting blue spikes from the beginning, so it’s hard for everyone to imagine the titan flexing any other color. However, Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire is a surprise as it gives Godzilla vibrant pink spikes. It’s worth noting that this isn’t just a physical change; the titan also evolves regarding powers. Godzilla didn’t get much screen time in the new film, but we surely see him picking up fights with some enormous titans. He wasn’t just fighting randomly; instead, he was also absorbing each opponent’s energy.

When Godzilla gets ready to face the new foe, he encounters the sea serpent titan Tiamet, and they get into an underwater duel. The former obviously comes out as the winner, and soon after, we see his spikes getting a pink makeover, indicating the evolution.

Kong and Godzilla Fight Skar King

Coming face to face with Skar King, Kong and Godzilla couldn’t resist locking horns with the new nemesis and stopping him from destroying the surface. While Godzilla tries tackling Skar King, Kong jumps toward Shimo, who is entirely under the influence of the evil ape. Skar King has possession of a crystal that helps him influence Shimo. However, Suko sees an opportunity and crushes the crystal to free Shimo from Skar King’s influence when the battle reaches the regular Earth. After returning to consciousness, Shimo changes sides and freezes Skar King with her Ice breathing.

Despite being fully frozen, Skar King’s eyeballs keep moving, so Kong immediately smashes the enemy into pieces, putting an end to his story.

Everyone Gets Their Happy Ending

After defeating Skar King, Godzilla returns to the surface, whereas Kong, alongside Suko and Shimo, frees the slaves whom Skar King imprisoned. That was such an emotional scene, as we saw the tears of joy in the eyes of every ape who was forcibly serving the antagonistic ape for several years. On the other side, Dr. Ilene Andrews asks Jia if she wants to stay with the newly found Iwi tribe, but the little girl chooses to go with her to the surface.