Godzilla: King of the Monsters Trailer Breakdown: 30 Story Details and Secrets

20. Ghidorah Rises

Ghidorah may be the real King of the Monsters. The titanic dragon is thawed out, rises and attacks with all of his three-headed, fire-breathing fury. Ghidorah is the biggest and most fearsome kaiju in King of the Monsters, and Monarch categorizes him as Monster Zero, a living extinction-level event. The human soldiers of Monarch prove no match for him when Ghidorah is finally awakened.

19. The Senate Hears About The Titans

Thomas Middleditch plays Sam Coleman, the communications liaison between Monarch and the U.S. Government. Coleman addresses the Senate about the Titans. "Which of these Titans are here to protect us and which of these Titans are here to threaten us?" he asks as the trailer seemingly answers the question by showing Mothra when Coleman says "protect us" and Ghidorah after Coleman says "threaten us" (with a shot of a flame-winged Rodan in the middle of the sentence).

18. We're Godzilla's Pet

A key figure at this Senate hearing include Ken Watanabe returning as Dr. Serizawa. When a Senator asks "So you'd want us to make Godzilla our pet?" responds "No, we would be his." This isn't just dialogue as memorable as his immortal "Let them fight!", it implies that Godzilla, for better or worse, is humanity's protector, benevolently looking out for us lesser beings. Also in attendance at this hearing is David Strathairn, reprising his role as Rear Admiral William Stenz from Godzilla 2014.

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17. Dr. Vivienne Graham Returns

Another character returning from Godzilla 2014 is Dr. Vivienne Graham (Sally Hawkins), who was Dr. Serizawa's assistant in the previous film. In the trailer, she specifically addresses Ghidorah as "A rival alpha to Godzilla." Given that Sally Hawkins is fresh from an Academy Award-nominated Best Actress performance in The Shape of Water, Vivienne Graham may have a larger role in King of the Monsters.

16. Godzilla Makes Contact With Monarch In The Ocean

It seems like Monarch actively seeks Godzilla's help in King of the Monsters, which is a contrast to how Godzilla completely ignored all humans and anything human-made as he chased after the M.U.T.O.s in the 2014 film. We see a shot from an underwater window where an unidentified man is lit up by the blue lights that Godzilla emits from his scales (which power his atomic fire breath). There's also a shot where Godzilla is seen through the window quickly swimming past Monarch underwater, which frightens the humans but also gives an indication of how fast Godzilla can swim.

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Key Release Dates
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) release date: May 31, 2019
  • Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) release date: Mar 13, 2020
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