The website, which is ostensibly run by the Titan-monitoring agency at the heart of the MonsterVerse, offers a wealth of information about the three other monsters who will be featured in King of the Monsters: Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah. It also "tracks" Godzilla's movements around the globe, and since the website's launch during San Diego Comic-Con, Godzilla has been to some interesting places: checking in on Ghidorah in his frozen Antarctic prison; paying a visit to King Kong's home of Skull Island; and patrolling the Pacific Rim.
Godzilla has disappeared before - diving down into the Mariana Trench, where Monarch's trackers could apparently no longer monitor him. Now the great Titan has disappeared in Pacific Ocean once again, but this time his disappearance has actually been acknowledged by the official Monarch Sciences Twitter feed, which has lain dormant since Comic-Con 2018. Notably, the coordinates given (and Godzilla's last known location on Monarch's website) are a considerable distance away from the Mariana Trench, so this time his disappearance may not be attributable to a deep drive. Has Godzilla found a way to remove his tracking device?
[X] MONARCH ALERT: GODZILLA OFFLINE. LAST KNOWN COORDINATES, LAT:26.101 LON:169.430 pic.twitter.com/rlK5GI1fv2— [MONARCH] (@MonarchSciences) November 19, 2018
Regardless of where Godzilla has actually gone, this development and the accompanying social media activity is a strong indication that a new trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters is imminent. Warner Bros. will almost certainly want to attach a fresh trailer to screenings of the studio's next big blockbuster movie, Aquaman, which begins early screenings in mid-December. With four months having passed since the first trailer was released, and six months to go until Godzilla: King of the Monsters arrives in theaters, we're definitely due for a new trailer right about now, so keep your eyes peeled over the next couple of weeks.
Trailer speculation aside, there's still the question of what exactly Godzilla's disappearance means in canon. The last time he disappeared, he re-emerged thousands of miles west of Indonesia, indicating that the Mariana Trench contains some kind of entrance to the "Hollow Earth" at the heart of the MonsterVerse's mythology. So, has Godzilla done another deep dive into the ocean, or has he simply found another way to shake loose Monarch's tracking?
The three other Titans of Godzilla: King of the Monsters have been staying put on the map, on account of the fact that Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah are all currently dormant and being contained in Monarch facilities that were built up around them. Rodan is sleeping in a volcano on Isla De Mona, Mothra is tucked away in a chrysalis in an an ancient temple in China's Yunnan rainforest, and Ghidorah is frozen in ice down in the Antarctic. Godzilla has seemingly been patrolling these locations - as if making sure that the other Titans stay dormant, but perhaps the second trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters will offer more insight into about his relationships and history with each of his fellow giants.
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) release date: May 31, 2019
- Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) release date: May 22, 2020