Godzilla vs. Kong marks the fourth movie in the massive kaiju Monsterverse, that began in 2014 with Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla. In between we had Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Every movie in the franchise has now had a different director, and almost entirely unique casts. The plots of the four movies aren’t even that closely tied together, making the series films feel more like four stand alone movies as opposed to a connected universe. But that’s not to say that the previous movies weren’t important in their own way, as Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard says he was inspired by each of them in their own way.