The director of Godzilla: King of the Monsters has shared a number of incredible pieces of concept art from the movie. Godzilla's latest cinematic adventure put him up against King Ghidorah for a battle that ultimately decided the fate of the world. The monster bash is now available digitally and will be coming to physical home media on August 27.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters was one of 2019's most anticipated releases. The film served as a followup to Gareth Edwards' Godzilla in 2014 and aimed to be even bigger and bolder than its predecessor. For the first time, Hollywood adapted other monsters from the Godzilla library: King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan, some of pop culture's most famous giant creatures. Although the film received lukewarm reviews from critics, many audiences enjoyed the film immensely. Since its release, director Michael Dougherty has discussed the film's universe on Twitter. Recently, he revealed that Ghidorah being on ice was due to losing to Godzilla in ancient Antarctica. Now, fans can enjoy some concept art from the film's director as well.
Dougherty took to Twitter to share 20 different pieces of concept art from Godzilla: King of the Monsters. A majority of these images can also be found in the book, The Art of Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Check out the artwork below:
With art like this, it is always interesting to see what differs from the concept to the finalized product. For example, in the original concept art for the famous ending shot, Godzilla is shown holding the remains of Ghidorah. In the film, the same scene happens, but Ghidorah's heads are not there, because they were evaporated by Godzilla's final attack in the climax. In another image, Rodan was envisioned at some point to appear more bird-like than what was seen in the film. Despite these changes, the concept art is still a beautiful sight for Godzilla fans to behold. If fans wish to see even more concept art, The Art of Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a very good resource.
Even those who did not enjoy Godzilla: King of the Monsters will have to marvel at the artwork for the film. The people involved, especially Dougherty, were clearly passionate about bringing the monsters to life and making sure that they appeared accurate to their source material in the American adaption. There's absolutely no doubt that the artwork translated well on screen; a number of scenes have already become iconic for how visually impressive they were. Although King of the Monsters has concluded its theatrical run, Godzilla vs. Kong is still on its way and aiming for a release later on in 2020. Considering a trailer is yet to be released, it remains to be seen if the film will dedicate the same amount of passion for its creatures as Godzilla: King of the Monsters did. Hopefully, the fight between Godzilla and Kong will be just as much of a spectacle for theater-goers as Godzilla and Ghidorah's was.
Source: Michael Dougherty
- Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) release date: Mar 13, 2020