Godzilla might be one of the most famous movie monsters of all time, but there are plenty of other incredible creatures in this long-running franchise. King Ghidorah, Rodan, and Mothra are all classic monsters from Japanese Godzilla movies, and they will make their Hollywood debut this summer in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. A new trailer has now been released.
The latest promo features loads of new footage. It opens with some stunning shots of three-headed King Ghidorah, the winged Rodan, and moth-like Mothra. The trailer reveals that scientists from monster-tracking agency Monarch plan to set Godzilla free from his aquatic prison to fight these giant threats–as one character says, “It’s a good thing he’s on our side.” The movie looks absolutely stunning–check the trailer out above.
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, plus this recent trailer.
In a recent interview with Collider, Dougherty spoke about how his movie will differ from its predecessor, Gareth Edwards’ 2014 hit Godzilla. “I hesitate to say it, but I would call it the Aliens to Gareth’s Alien,” he said. “So it’s a bit more on an ensemble film. The first movie was really about Brody’s character kind of weaving his way through that adventure and Monarch kind of was the backdrop for that. Here Monarch is the focus, because I find that concept really fascinating. The idea that there is a secret agency that tracks giant monsters–that is a dream come true for me too. I think if the government said to me, ‘Tomorrow you have to fake your own death and abandon everyone you know to go hunt the paranormal,’ I would be gone in a heartbeat.”
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.