Millie Bobby Brown's character tries to reach Monarch in the first Godzilla: King of the Monsters teaser, but ends up hearing something that's far from comforting instead. This preview further suggests the teaser trailer for director Michael Dougherty's MonsterVerse sequel will premiere during the film's presentation at the Warner Bros. Hall H San Diego Comic-Con panel this weekend. Based on the studio's own track record when it comes to debuting trailers at SDCC, the King of the Monsters promo may be released online shortly thereafter.
Brown (Stranger Things) costars in the new Godzilla movie as Madison, the daughter of seasoned Monarch scientist Dr. Emma Russell. The Conjuring's Vera Farmiga plays Dr. Russell and has revealed that her character knows how to communicate with a variety of MUTOs in the MonsterVerse, suggesting she might even be able to control the monsters in some way. However, for reasons that have yet to be explained, Madison is alone and trying to reach her mother's workplace in the first King of the Monsters clip.
Brown actually posted the teaser online to her Instagram account before it was released on YouTube (see the video embedded above). Meanwhile, Warner Bros. has gone and unveiled the first official King of the Monsters banner, which also features Brown. Madison has even gotten a response from Monarch now... on Twitter, anyway. Take a look, below:
Kyle Chandler costars in Godzilla: King of the Monsters as Emma's ex-husband (and, in turn, Madison's father) Mark, who joins forces with Monarch members Dr. Ishiro Serizawa and Vivienne Graham (Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins, returning to their Godzilla roles) on a rescue operation to recover his family. According to Dougherty, Brown and Farmiga's characters are kidnapped in the film by a mysterious organization that's tracking creatures like Godzilla for its own purposes. It stands to reason, then, that this footage takes place after Madison and her mom have been captured, which is why Madison is trying to contact Monarch for help.
With marketing for Godzilla: King of the Monsters now underway, it shouldn't be long before additional teaser footage from the film is released online, shedding more light on the film's various story threads in the process. Hopefully, that will serve as the lead-in to the trailer premiering at SDCC and offering the first proper look at Godzilla's opponents this time around; namely, King Ghidorah, Mothra, and the rather powerful Rodan. WB's Hall H panel takes place on Saturday, so stay tuned to Screen Rant for additional updates ahead of then.
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- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) release date: May 31, 2019
- Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) release date: Mar 13, 2020