A pair of images have arrived offering us our first peek at Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the much anticipated sequel to 2014’s Godzilla.
The movie, which is directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat, Krampus), picks up about five years after the events of the first movie—the same as the two movies themselves by the time King of the Monsters is released—at a time when the world is still understandably shocked over the insanity of actual giant monsters showing up and wreaking havoc.
In addition to the images, Dougherty also shared some info on King of the Monsters including whether or not it sets up the blockbuster mega-showdown Godzilla vs. Kong. You can find it all below.
Talking about how people are taking Godzilla’s arrival in the previous movie, Dougherty said:
â€œThe world is reacting to Godzilla in the same way we would react to any other terrifying incident, in that we are overreacting. But thereâ€™s paranoia and endless speculation about whether he is the only one out there or whether weâ€™re threatened by others like his kind.â€
Of course there are others. Such as King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan, who all appear in the sequel. Dougherty touched on Rodan specifically:
â€œRodanâ€™s been kind of a sidekick character, but Iâ€™ve always had a soft spot for him. In a lot of ways heâ€™s more powerful than Godzilla. Heâ€™s like this winged A-bomb. I think weâ€™ve done him justice.â€
The director was also asked if he could expand on the title monster’s “atomic breath” shown in one of the images below. Unfortunately he couldn’t offer many details at the moment, but was sure to drop a tease:
â€œNot without giving away too much. But it takes place at a very key moment and itâ€™s a sort of call to arms.â€
Finally, the big question. Does King of the Monsters set up the battle of titans we can expect in Godzilla vs. Kong?
â€œItâ€™s not like weâ€™re bending over backwards to introduce Kong, but thereâ€™s definitely some bread crumbs.â€
Good enough for me.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on May 31, 2019. Click right here for more on the movie.
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