Monsters fans will have much to celebrate this summer when the biggest movie monster of them all returns to screens. Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the follow-up to 2014’s blockbuster Godzilla, and sees the legendary radioactive reptile joined by several other classic creatures from Godzilla mythology. A new teaser has now been released.
While this teaser is a lot shorter than the most recent trailer, it contains plenty of new footage. We see Godzilla being studied in a giant tank by a group of scientists–including Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch–causing the Big G to light up his back and thunder past them in scary style. There’s also brief shots of three-headed King Ghidorah and the winged Rodan doing battle, plus a villainous voiceover from Charles Dance. Check it out below.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is directed by Michael Dougherty, whose previous credits include the Christmas monster movie Krampus. It stars Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring), Kyle Chandler (Game Night), and Millie Bobbie Brown (Stranger Things), plus Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), Ken Watanabe (Inception), and O’Shea Jackson Jr (Straight Outta Compton). It hits theaters on May 31, 2019. For more check out everything we know about Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
In a recent interview with Japanese site Tamashii, Dougherty spoke about approaching the new movie after the success of the first, which was directed by Rogue One’s Gareth Edwards. “I think I had to be mindful of the reaction to the previous film,” he said. “So it was a matter of trying to look at the previous film, and look at what worked, which I thought was the tone, the scale, the design. Luckily, we got to bring in Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan, which helped, because these are the crown jewels of [production company] Toho. I felt like we already had the advantage of getting to bring in antagonists and allies for Godzilla, which were beloved legacy characters, so that was a huge, huge help.”
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the latest entry in Legendary Pictures’ so-called MonsterVerse, following Godzilla and 2017’s Kong: Skull Island. The fourth movie in the series will be Godzilla vs Kong, which is now in production and scheduled for a May 2020 release. The cast includes Alexander Skarsgård (Hold the Dark), Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta), and Demián Bichir (Alien Covenant).