Monstrous Trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters Unleashed at San Diego Comic-Con
Legendary’s follow-up to Godzilla features all of the Kaiju one could hope for!
By Ray Morse
BREAKING: This is your Emergency Broadcast System. A Kaiju attack has been launched against the west coast of the United States of America. Reports of the attack are fragmentary and unconfirmed. Fallout has begun to descend on portions of San Diego, California and is expected to reach other areas imminently. Take shelter immediately and stay tuned to this frequency for further instructions. This is not a test. Repeat: This is not a test.
Alright, we lied. As wild as it would be to actually exist during a time where a catastrophic monster-event of this nature were taking place, we sadly must admit that we aren’t that lucky today. However, we do have the very next best thing! Smashing straight out of San Diego Comic-Con, we have finally caught our first glimpse at the monstrous debut trailer for Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters and it looks quite spectacular!
If you happened to find yourself on the fence after Gareth Edwards’ lukewarm 2014 launch of Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ “MonsterVerse” with the first new Godzilla film, allow this trailer a few minutes of your time to court you back over to the wonderful world of Kaiju.
The trailer is not only visually breathtaking but it seems as though Dougherty took full advantage of the foundation crafted by Edwards in the first film and lovingly built upon it, giving the fans exactly what they so passionately anticipated the first time around. You wanted more Godzilla? A far-larger scaled story? A plethora of Kaiju battles? Iconic monsters such as King Ghidorah, Mothra, Rodan, and more? You got it right here!
Here’s what you can expect from Godzilla: King of the Monsters:
The new story follows the heroic efforts of the cryptozoological 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 superspecies, thought to be mere myths, rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Based on a script written by Zach Shields, director Michael Dougherty, and Max Borenstein, Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Ken Watanabe, and Zhang Ziyi. The film is due out on May 31st, 2019.