Godzilla: King of the Monsters has revealed a closer look at King Ghidorah, one of the prominent antagonists in the upcoming film. This will mark the first time an American production of Godzilla has brought in the long-time foe of the eponymous kaiju to do destructive battle, alongside Mothra and Rodan.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters will release later this year and is a sequel to the 2014 remake of Godzilla. It will also be the third film in Warner Bros' MonsterVerse shared universe, which includes Kong: Skull Island and will eventually lead to a battle between behemoths in 2020 with Godzilla vs. Kong. Thus far, the universe has proven very successful, achieving both positive critical reception and solid box office returns. Godzilla: King of the Monsters should prove to be the MonsterVerse's biggest film yet, pitting Godzilla against three of his most well-known foes: King Ghidorah, Mothra and Rodan.
Thanks to USA Today, fans now have a close look at one of those monsters in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, namely King Ghidorah. The image, which is available below, shows the three headed dragon-like character in a dark setting facing off against what appears to be some type of aircraft. While no pertinent plot details have been revealed alongside the image, director Michael Dougherty did reveal that he's been a fan of the franchise since childhood. He also disclosed that there's "a fantastical element" that comes along with making a Godzilla film and that it's "not just pure science fiction."
While there have been Godzilla: King of the Monsters posters revealed showcasing the various monsters in the upcoming film, this photo is definitely the best look at King Ghidorah inside the actual film. It also gives fans even more of a taste of what to expect from the film, graphics-wise, and it's pretty impressive. It's clear that Dougherty and Warner Bros. have made their reported $200 million budget really count, designing creatures that both honor their roots and look terrifying enough for a whole new audience.
It's certainly beneficial for Warner Bros. to focus a lot of their marketing on the gaiju involved alongside Godzilla, though it would be beneficial for Godzilla: King of the Monsters to focus a little on its human characters at some point as well. This is especially true when the cast includes such veterans and up-and-comers alike as Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, and Millie Bobby Brown (who's making her big screen debut with this film) as well as returning actors from the first film like Ken Watanabe. Regardless, with such a stacked cast and more monsters than ever, Godzilla: King of the Monsters is poised to be a major hit for Warner Bros. and catapult their MonsterVerse into a whole new level of relevancy.
Source: USA Today
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) release date: May 31, 2019
- Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) release date: May 22, 2020