As a huge Godzilla fan and avid collector, I’ve been waiting since the end credits rolled in 2014 for Godzilla: King of the Monsters for the character to get his well-deserved sequel. On May 31, 2019, it will finally arrive. Will it be worth the five-year wait? Only time will tell, but I’m not going to lie, I’m super stoked.
We received our first peek at the film Wednesday, with the release of a 41-second teaser. In it, we see a young girl (Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown) attempting to communicate via radio. She is greeted at first with silence. However, when she says that she’s trying to reach Monarch, a disturbing sound emanates from the device. Eerie.
See the video here:
Monarch, you’ll recall, is the crypto-zoological company that first informed the world about Godzilla’s existence. They were later revealed to be involved in the events of Kong: Skull Island as well. (A shared universe is being built, and the two will go head to head in a future film.)
Eleven: King of Monsters – I understand that they’ve got to bank on her popularity for more sales, but it feels kind of “off” not having Godzilla as a main centrepiece of the promotional material. Hopefully the poster is different. pic.twitter.com/neHTXCEda9
While we’ll have to wait for that particular battle, Godzilla: King of the Monsters will deliver something far more awesome (in this writer’s opinion, at least). The terror of Tokyo is going to meet some of his most legendary foes – Mothra, Rodan, and the three-headed, dragonlike serpent, King Ghidorah. They’ve all given Gojira a run for his money in the past, but he usually emerges victorious in the end. He has also, on occasion, worked with some enemies (most notably Mothra) to fend off more dangerous threats.
Are other adversaries, such as Gamera, MechaGodzilla, Biollante, Destroyah, or Space Godzilla, in the cards as well? We’ll just have to wait and see. In the meantime, stay with ScreenGeek for all your kaiju news. (I even named my cat Kaiju. Wasn’t kidding about being a superfan.)
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