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

15. Dr. Chen

A new character named Dr. Chen is played by Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi (Memoirs of a Geisha). Dr. Chen is a Monarch scientist who specializes in the mythological backgrounds of the Titans, which is useful as many of the monsters have been historically worshipped as deities across different cultures all over the world. Her mother and grandmother also once worked for Monarch so it's possible Dr. Chen is the descendant of San Lin (Jing Tian), Monarch's biologist from Kong: Skull Island.

14. Godzilla Battles Ghidorah In The Antarctic

This is one of the big money shots of the film! Monarch is witness to the first showdown between Godzilla and Ghidorah in thousands of years as the giant lizard arrives in Antarctica to prevent the newly awakened dragon from getting loose - and he apparently fails. This shot is not only epic, it also conveys the size difference between the 300 foot-tall Godzilla and the 500 foot-tall Ghidorah, who is the biggest of the Titans by far.

13. Barnes And G-Team

Monarch isn't just made up of scientists; they also have a special military component dubbed G-Team. O'Shea Jackson plays Chief Warrant Officer Barnes, and he and G-Team take on the Titans in Antactica and when the monsters rampage in the United States. G-Team is likely based on the military organization G-Force, which appeared in movies like Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 2 and Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla.

We see Barnes and G-Team accompany Monarch to the Antarctic site where Ghidorah gets loose and then Godzilla confronts him - which is likely the reason Barnes exclaims, "You gotta be kidding!" Not only are Barnes and G-Team futilely opening fire at the Titans from the snow-covered ground, the clash between Godzilla and Ghidorah is also witnessed by Mark Russell and other G-Team soldiers from a bunker beneath the ice.

12. Godzilla Held Captive?

At some point in King of the Monsters, it looks like Godzilla falls (possibly defeated by Ghidorah in their first fight) and he may even be held captive by Monarch (or the other mystery organization). There's a shot of the fallen Godzilla in front of a building in flames, possibly the Antarctic base that has been destroyed by the Titans' fighting, and a close-up shot of Godzilla's eye. This could be the giant lizard's low point in the film before his big comeback for his final fight with Ghidorah.

11. Madison Is Concerned About Godzilla

"You sure he's gonna be okay?" Madison asks her mother, presumably about Godzilla when the titular Titan has fallen, likely at Ghidorah's hands. The role Madison Russell will truly play in King of the Monsters is a big mystery (one theory suggests that Madison could be a new version of one of Mothra's fairies) but she seems to be on the side of the (good) Titans. Millie Bobby Brown is also returning in a lead role in Godzilla Vs. Kong, so there is much more to this teenage girl and her greater significance to the MonsterVerse than meets the eye.

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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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