Not too long ago I was in communiqué with an ex-Asylum director and joked about pitching them my idea for Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark. Yesterday The Asylum announced the third installment in their Mega Shark franchise… Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark. I think The Asylum might be tapping my phone, hacking my emails, or jacking directly into my brain.
Or it could just be that Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark is such a natural progression for this franchise that I’m hardly the only one to come up with such an obvious premise? Think about it.
The Mega Shark is kind of to The Asylum what Godzilla is to Toho. Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus was their Godzilla, King of the Monsters. Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus could be any one of a myriad of Godzilla vs. sequels. Mega Piranha is their Rodan. 2012: Moby Dick is their Mothra. Mega Python vs. Gatoroid is their War of the Gargantuas. Two-Headed Shark Attack is their Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster. Following the formula of classic Godzilladom, it was only a matter of time until the Mega Shark fought its robot doppelganger.
That’s exactly what will happen in Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark when the US military builds a cyborg shark to hunt down and kill the Mega Shark once and for all.
The Asylum’s Paul Bales had the following to say about the cult phenomenon that is Mega Shark:
“The fan response to the MEGA SHARK franchise has been rabid. In addition to a very persuasive on-line petition, we found that Mega Shark has taken on a life of her own. We’ve received photos of Mega Shark cakes, toys and games on a near-daily basis, and we thought it was high time she did battle with an iconic Mecha monster.”
Too soon for any word on what stunt casting they’ll pull off for this third installment, but I’m willing to bet anyone that was ever a cast member on “The Surreal Life” should be sitting by their phones in anticipation this very moment.
If the Mega Shark franchise continues to parallel the Godzilla series, then the logical follow-up to Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark should have aliens trying to conquer Earth by taking control of the Giant Octopus, Crocosaurus, Mega Piranha, Moby Dick, Mega Python, Gatoroid, Two-Headed Shark, Mecha Shark, and some new aquatic space creature they bring in, and the human race is forced to turn to the Mega Shark to save them. You know what I’m talking about.
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