“Godzilla vs. Kong” Absence Explained

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

While beloved “John Wick,” “Lost,” “Bosch,” “The Wire” and “Fringe” actor Lance Reddick was listed high in the credits of “Godzilla vs. Kong” over the weekend, the actor only appears on screen for a few seconds.

For such a small cameo, he has surprisingly prominent billing which has led to the understandable speculation that Reddick’s role was much bigger and ended up being edited down to barely nothing (ala Matthew Fox in “World War Z”).

Speaking to GamesRadar, director Adam Wingard confirmed that was the case and explained why his role was greatly reduced:

“Originally, Lance’s part was a little bit bigger as he plays the Monarch director, he’s running the organization. There was a scene earlier in the film, a big board room scene where they’re setting up the mission.

He had a larger role, but ultimately we didn’t need that scene, we changed a couple of plot details during the editing process, so that earlier stuff got cut. Now, that stuff just counts as a fun cameo. He is still top credited, it’s still

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