Godzilla takes on Ghidorah in a new TV spot for Legendary's Godzilla: King of the Monsters. First created in 1954, the giant fire-breathing atomic monster Godzilla has over the decades become an iconic movie character with appearances in over 35 films produced both in Japan and America. Next up, the legendary kaiju will do battle against multiple Titans in King of the Monsters, the follow-up to 2014's Godzilla.
With the newest Godzilla film, Legendary Studios seek to continue their MonsterVerse franchise, which kicked into high gear with 2017's hit film Kong: Skull Island. In King of the Monsters, the heroic team at Monarch must try to save humanity after earth is beset by a horde of monsters, including Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah. After being reintroduced in King of the Monsters, Godzilla will go on to do battle with Kong himself for the ultimate movie monster battle royale in Godzilla vs. Kong.
With Godzilla set to return to movie screens for another epic appearance, Legendary and Warner Bros. have dropped a new TV promo previewing the monster-on-monster action between 'Zilla and his arch nemesis Ghidorah (via Bastizilla). There's also room for a quick appearance by Rodan, as well as human cast members Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler and Charles Dance. See the spot below:
The quick new TV spot comes on the heels of another recent promo that made interesting use of the classic Wizard of Oz song "Over the Rainbow." This new spot is much less creative in terms of music and much more straight-forward in teasing what's clearly a large-scale monster movie, with the entire planet earth under threat. This time around, Godzilla will be on the side of humanity, with Ghidorah and others pitted against him. It's also been revealed that Rodan and Mothra will throw down at some point in the movie, marking an epic battle between the two classic winged monsters. There are also sure to be lots of surprises thrown at the audience, as everything builds toward the climactic Godzilla vs. Kong.
Though the promos for Godzilla: King of the Monsters certainly make it look like an action-packed film that'll thrill kaiju fans, it remains to be seen if the movie will ultimately take off with audiences. Prior efforts to make Godzilla movies in Hollywood have resulted in a mixed bag, with 1998's Godzilla generally being panned while 2014's effort met with a more positive critical response. After Kong: Skull Island took in $566 million worldwide, Legendary and Warner Bros. are hoping for similar blockbuster numbers when they once again unleash Godzilla alongside his army of fellow movie monsters.
Source: Legendary/Warner Bros. (via Bastizilla)
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) release date: May 31, 2019
- Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) release date: Mar 13, 2020