With production on monster movie sequel Godzilla: King of the Monsters underway, the first leaked photos from the set have been captured - showcasing the destruction that the world's most famous monster and his kaiju foes will wrought upon the set.
The sequel to the 2014 reboot by Rogue One director Gareth Edwards, King of the Monsters will pit Godzilla and the secret Monarch organization against three dangerous kaiju behemoths - as Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah will threaten the safety of the world as they know it. Krampus director Michael Dougherty, who also co-wrote superhero films like X2 and Superman Returns, landed the gig to helm the massive project last year. Filming began on the project just a few short weeks ago, and images from the set have been sparse up until this point.
Facebook fan page Gormaru Island has obtained distant images from the Godzilla: King of the Monsters set in Atlanta, Georgia. These photos were taken during a shoot over the weekend - and given the amount of wreckage and pyrotechnics that can be seen, this is presumably during a big action sequence or at the very least, post-kaiju attack. Cars are flipped over and on fire, with debris littering the ground from the size and scope of the battle between the lizard monster and his enemies.
The informant who took the photos reported loud explosion and monster sound effects coming from the set, which for sure signals that this was during some sort of attack during the film. Besides the appeal of watching Godzilla-sized destruction on the big screen, King of the Monsters also features an eclectic cast of actors who will fulfill the human quota. The post confirms that Stranger Things star Millie Bobbie Brown was on set for at least one of the nights, though none of the other big names in the cast were confirmed.
Besides Brown, the cast includes such names as Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Charles Dance, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, and O’Shea Jackson Jr. Returning actors from Godzilla are Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins, as the new film attempts to continue establishing the MonsterVerse for Warner Brothers that the 2014 Godzilla and this year's Kong: Skull Island have been building up. Godzilla: King of the Monsters should serve as a bridge to the massive Godzilla vs. Kong film, which will be directed by Blair Witch's Adam Wingard for a May 2020 release.
Source: Gormaru Island
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) release date: May 31, 2019
- Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) release date: May 22, 2020