25. Arrival at the Antarctic Base
Next we see a rotor winged transport plane arrive at the Monarch Antarctic base. This is the location where King Ghidorah is buried in a huge wall of ice. Before Ghidorah is awakened, the mysterious character played by Charles Dance brings Emma and Madison here. Dance's mystery man is likely in charge of the other secret organization in the film that believes the Titans are the rightful rulers of the Earth. We saw in the first trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters that Emma Russell delivers an ultimatum under duress about humanity's mass extinction from this Antarctic base (apparently in the same room Madison tries to send her distress call from).
24. Godzilla: King of the Monsters Fifth Titan
While King of the Monsters' main kaiju are Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah, it seems like other Titans are awakened during the course of the film. The Titan emerging from a mountain could be Angurius! The giant armadillo-like kaiju debuted in 1955's Godzilla Raids Again, which was the second Toho Godzilla film. Angurius was also the first monster Godzilla ever fought, so it would be fitting for Angurius to appear in King of the Monsters.
23. A Scorpion Titan?
There's a shot of a kaiju with gigantic scorpion-like legs and tail emerging from the desert underneath oil pumps. Could this be the Sasori Monster? The Sasori Monster is an unused scorpion kaiju design from 1992's Godzilla Vs. Mothra. This mystery Titan could also be Ts-eh-Go, a mutant scorpion from Godzilla: The Series and a shout out to the 1998 Sony Godzilla.
The Monarch Sciences viral website has teased nearly two dozen other beasts scattered around the globe; the events of King of the Monsters could mean every Titan eventually awakens and some could be cool Easter eggs to past Godzilla franchises.
22. Mark Russell
We see a red-hued shot of Mark Russell (Kyle Chandler) flanked by soldiers (likely members of Monarch's military wing G-Team) in cold-weather gear arriving in what looks like the Antarctic Monarch station that houses the dormant King Ghidorah. Though little is yet known about him, Russell is the male lead of the film and he is a Monarch-affiliated scientist who spearheads a rescue mission for his kidnapped wife Emma and their daughter Madison.
21. Charles Dance
One of the biggest mysteries in King of the Monsters is who Charles Dance is playing. The Game of Thrones' alum appears to be the man who leads the mystery group that kidnaps Emma and Madison Russell, and he takes them to the Monarch Antarctic station where King Ghidorah sleeps - and awakens. There are rumors that a character from Kong: Skull Island returns in Godzilla 2; it could be that Charles Dance is playing an older version of Tom Hiddleston's character, Captain James Conrad. Some fans theorize Dance may also be the human villain of the film. What we do know so far is that Dance gets to utter the line, "Long live the King!"
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) release date: May 31, 2019
- Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) release date: Mar 13, 2020