Rodan Theme’s Has Landed in Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Check out Bear McCreary's epic theme ahead of the film’s release.

By Jay Gervais

We have another exciting track to share with you from the upcoming Godzilla: Kind of the Monsters, which is releasing in theaters next Friday with the soundtrack dropping tomorrow. Based on what we’ve heard so far, Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead) really is pulling out all the stops for his soundtrack. Have a listen above for his lavish and effective theme for Rodan, which is appropriately titled after the pterodactyl-inspired creature itself.

Regarding the decision to hire McCreary to score this film, director Michael Dougherty told Forbes, "I’ll never forget the moment I first heard Bear’s music in the epic reboot of Battlestar Galactica. It was bold, elegant and decisively different than the typical space opera scores of the day, evoking something ancient and deeply powerful.”

McCreary had scored all four seasons of Battlestar Galactica that ran from 2004 until its conclusion in 2009. "And even then, I knew how meaningful the title was because I was determined to collaborate with him. And while it only took about 15 years, I couldn’t be happier that our first effort together is for Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Bear has crafted something truly special that honors the history of the legendary kaiju but also adds new layers and a rich mythic spirit to Godzilla’s legacy. Long live the King.”

The soundtrack, which releases tomorrow, will feature twenty-five tracks from McCreary's film score. If you’re interested, you can listen to a couple other tracks from this soundtrack ahead of its release that we shared with you back in April. One of those included a vocal track featuring System of a Down’s frontman, Serj Tankian, who provided his talents to a fantastic instrumental by McCreary.

For this new film, not only are we being treated to Akira Ifukube’s iconic theme for the King, but expect to hear a new arrangement of Yuji Koseki’s “Mothra’a Song” from 1961’s Mothra as well. All in all, it really sounds like the composer is honoring the legacy of Godzilla in a big way and it's sure shaping up to have an exciting score, if all these teasers are any indication.

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You can give the previous trailer a watch above as well, but in the meantime, here’s what you can expect from Godzilla: King of the Monsters when it smashes into theaters later this month.

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.

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Jay Gervais

From small town to big city and back again, Jay was born and raised in Canada and has lived his whole life there. He’s always ready to cut down any misconceptions his American friends have of life in the great white north. He’s also no stranger to this kind of community, and has plenty of experience under his bed. He enjoys all kinds of horror entertainment, as long as it’s got the heart and soul to it. When he’s not doing something here, he can be found at his post at the night’s watch, or knee deep into his school studies.

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