Godzilla: King of the Monsters saw its first trailer premiered at San Diego Comic-Con. The movie is a sequel to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla. We know that filmmaker David Dougherty is no stranger to hiding some horror-themed Easter Eggs in his films. In his breakthrough project, 2007’s Trick ‘r Treat he designed a character, Mr Kreeg, to resemble the horror maestro himself, John Carpenter.
So, it is no surprise that the new trailer features some nods to some horror greats. Fans noticed that the frozen body in ice of King Ghidorah, has a striking resemblance to the alien featured in 1982’s The Thing, with the research facility also looking very similar to Outpost 31. We can also see a subtle shout-out to The Exorcist.
During the fiery destruction at 1:50 in the trailer, you can see a statue on the right of the screen. It is an exact copy of the one that Father Merrin witnesses unearthed at an archaeological site in Iraq in the iconic movie. You can watch the trailer below:
The sequel will star Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, and Zhang Ziyi. Michael Dougherty is the director of the screenplay that he co-wrote with Zach Shields.
The official synopsis reads:
The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be released on March 22, 2019.
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