The original idea for the monster showdown came from the animator of the first stop-motion Kong, Willis O’Brien, and was meant to be a battle between Kong and giant version of Frankenstein. This idea never made it off the drawing board and was eventually sold to the Japanese studio Toho, who decided to substitute Godzilla for Frankie and make it the third film of the Godzilla series.
This begs the question: What did we miss!?! What would a battle between the over-sized and fierce gorilla and the fire-hating patch-work zombie look like? And who would have won? These two have one thing in common for sure: they both have a soft-spot for the ladies. Something you couldn’t accuse our cold-blooded mutant lizard friend of.
Things could have gotten pretty ugly if they fell for the same girl.