Godzilla and humanity team up to battle King Ghidorah in the final trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters. In addition to Worlds of DC and The Conjuring films, Warner Bros. has another profitable cinematic universe in the form of the MonsterVerse. The franchise kicked off in 2014, thanks to the box office success of Gareth Edwards' Godzilla reboot. It eventually continued three years later with Kong: Skull Island, a prequel of sorts that introduced King Kong and set the stage for even more Titans to show up in King of the Monsters.
Co-written and directed by Michael Dougherty (Krampus), King of the Monsters pits Godzilla against Ghidorah in a battle that will determine the true alpha among the Titans. The film's marketing has been going strong in recent weeks, with TV spots and trailers promising quite the giant monster mash to come. Warner Bros. has now unveiled the final trailer, which includes some of the same King of the Monsters footage that screened at CinemaCon earlier this month.
The final King of the Monsters trailer confirms that humanity joins forces with Godzilla in the film, in a bid to defeat Ghidorah and get the other Titans under control (before they wipe humankind right off the map). As was revealed in the previous marketing material, the movie confirms the existence of (at least) seventeen Titans in the MonsterVerse, including the big ones like Mothra and Rodan, in addition to Ghidorah and Godzilla. For more on that, watch the new trailer in the space below.
Like the promos before it, the final King of the Monsters trailer juxtaposes violent footage of Titans battling one another with a more soothing melody (in this case, "Over the Rainbow" once again). This new preview also provides a better look at the film's human cast, which includes Godzilla's Ken Watanabe as Monarch scientist Dr. Ishiro Serizawa. Also featured here are MonsterVerse newcomers Vera Farmiga as Dr. Emma Russell and Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown as her onscreen daughter, Madison. The latter is confirmed to return in next year's Godzilla vs. Kong, so she presumably has an important role to play here. That further explains her prominence in King of the Monsters' larger marketing campaign, this final trailer included.
Brown's character is one of several cards that King of the Monsters is keeping close to the vest for the time being. Overall, the film's trailers have done a good job of hyping the clash of the Titans to come (pun fully intended), but without revealing too much about the movie's plot and world-building in the process. The MonsterVerse might not be WB's most lucrative shared universe, but it's arguably been the most consistent in quality so far. That doesn't look to change with King of the Monsters, either.
Source: Warner Bros.
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) release date: May 31, 2019
- Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) release date: Mar 13, 2020