Godzilla: King of the Monsters director Michael Dougherty confirms a new trailer will arrive on Sunday, December 9. Serving as a sequel to 2014's Godzilla, the movie will also expand the connected MonsterVerse. This third film in the franchise will plant the seeds for the highly anticipated Godzilla vs. Kong - the film that will see the two iconic movie monsters square off to determine who is superior.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters will introduce enemies for the mutated lizard that fans are more familiar with. Well known foes Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan will appear in the sequel to the 2014 film. Gareth Edwards' Godzilla pitted the monster against new creatures referred to as M.U.T.O. (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism). In the first teaser released for the sequel a glimpse of the creatures was seen, but this new trailer will certainly give them more exposure and tease their connections to the story. It should be exciting for fans to know that Godzilla will battle familiar opponents before moving on to the main event with Kong.
Dougherty confirmed that the new trailer will be released on December 9 during the Brazil Comic-Con. After replying to rumors that stated the trailer would not be releasing soon he proceeded to share the exact date with fans. The first trailer for the film debuted at San Diego Comic-Con and ever since fans have patiently waited for more. Luckily new images from the film have been released since then to help fans cope. Last week, those that attended Tokyo Comic-Con were treated to new footage and later went to Twitter to spread word that the trailer would drop soon. As it turns out, they were telling the truth about the trailer dropping in a short period of time. Update: Trailer-Track reports the trailer will run two minutes and 23 seconds long.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters will feature a mostly new cast compared to the 2014 film. Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) leads the film with co-stars Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, O'Shea Jackson, and Ken Watanabe. Rather than being referred to as M.U.T.O.'s this time around the monsters featured will be classified as Titans. The original trailer only shared glimpses of the plot, but there's still much to be found out for the upcoming project.
Hopefully, the new trailer will give more insight as to how things will unfold in the film. Obviously, fans are excited to see plenty more monster-on-monster action, but there's the potential for Godzilla: King of the Monsters' story to be a little smarter than what the initial marketing materials are suggesting. It'll be interesting to see how things play out, but ideally the new preview will go over well with audiences, boosting the project's already sizable box office prospects.
Source: Mike Dougherty
Update source: Trailer-Track
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) release date: May 31, 2019
- Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) release date: May 22, 2020