One more major clash between Titans is confirmed for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, with Rodan and Mothra set to fight. There is plenty of excitement in the air for Warner Bros.' planned MonsterVerse. They've delivered two solid and well-received entries in Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island, and now Godzilla is set to get a sequel to help pave the way for the future. Before the giant atomic fire-breathing lizard can take on the large ape, the iconic Toho monster will first have to square off against some newly introduced foes.
The lead up to Michael Dougherty's Godzilla: King of the Monsters has brought two destructive trailers packed to the brim with monster battles. This is a stark contrast to the the 2014 solo film which barely featured the titular creature, and Godzilla 2's approach has been to tease all the different monsters it holds. Outside of Godzilla, the movie will also introduce Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah - well-known Toho creatures in their own right - to the MonsterVerse. The money shot in the marketing has been Godzilla and Ghidorah charging at each other, but now another major battle has been confirmed.
In anticipation of the new film, Collider had the chance to visit the set of Godzilla: King of the Monsters last year and during this time, they saw concept art that showed a Mothra vs. Rodan fight. They didn't specify when this takes place in the movie, but it should be included in the final product unless the surprising decision was made to remove another big monster fight.
Throughout their cinematic histories, Mothra and Rodan have had a constantly evolving relationship. The two aerial creatures have teamed up before to save the planet and to destroy it, and even though they haven't always worked together, they have never had an actual fight between them. This is partially why when the marketing for Godzilla: King of the Monsters showed them both in the same location, many believed this was a sign they were teaming up to try and help save the planet. But, as long as the understanding of the concept art is correct, then it looks like we'll actually get to see these two monsters clash after all this time.
The Mothra vs. Rodan fight is now just the latest of many likely battles that Godzilla: King of the Monsters will contain. A recent TV spot teased that Rodan will also be facing off against Ghidorah at some point in the film, while toys for the blockbuster film have indicated Rodan will even fight Godzilla. The second trailer for the film did mention that these new monsters are battling to become a rival alpha to Godzilla, so all of these fights certainly line up with the idea. But, with Godzilla: King of the Monsters potentially even holding some secret Titans, moviegoers could be in for a real treat when it comes to the amount of spectacle the film has to offer.
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) release date: May 31, 2019
- Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) release date: Mar 13, 2020