Warner Bros. has unleashed the first big trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the next chapter in the cinematic MonsterVerse that includes 2014’s Godzilla and 2017’s Kong: Skull Island.
It looks like the Earth takes a severe pounding in the next film, which sees our titular monster going up against Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla was solid, in this writer’s opinion, although our creature was needlessly teased throughout most of the film. This time around, it appears the monsters are going to be getting more of a spotlight – well, at least Godzilla will be. There’s also a great cast that includes Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, and Sally Hawkins.
Directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat, Krampus) and written by Dougherty, Zach Shields (Krampus) and franchise scribe Max Borenstein (Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island).
Godzilla: King of the Monsters, also starring Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Ken Watanabe, and Zhang Ziyi, stomps into Aus cinemas on 30 May 2019 and US cinemas on 31 May 2019. And don’t forget: Godzilla vs. Kong will hit cinemas May 2020.
Official synopsis for Godzilla: King of the Monsters:
Following the global success of “Godzilla” and “Kong: Skull Island” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. 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.