10. Dr. Emma Russell Is Distressed
Meanwhile, a great deal falls on the shoulders of Vera Farmiga's Dr. Emma Russell. She's kidnapped by a mystery organization, she has to protect her daughter Madison, but her role in Monarch is as a paleobiologist who discovers a way to communicate with the Titans. Is Dr. Russell the reason why Godzilla ultimately rises to fight for humanity or does her discovery also allow for the humans and Godzilla to communicate, and thus work together to win in the end.
It's interesting to note that while Millie Bobby Brown and Kyle Chandler are listed among the cast of Godzilla Vs. Kong, Vera Farmiga is not. It's possible Emma makes an ultimate sacrifice in order to save the world from Ghidorah, leaving Madison without her mother in the next film.
9. Something Falls From Space
There is a quick but ominous shot of an egg-like object vertically falling from outer space. Could this be how Ghidorah arrives on Earth? In the original Toho film, King Ghidorah was a space dragon that destroyed the planet Venus before making Earth his next target, and it took the combined effort of Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra to chase Ghidorah away from Earth.
This shot could be a part of a flashback set thousands of years ago explaining the origin of how Ghidorah came to Earth, which makes him an alien invader like in the original Japanese classic, and not a Titan of Earth like Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan. It's possible, in a nod to Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster, King of the Monsters could end in the same way: with the dragon fleeing Earth instead of being killed by Godzilla.
8. "They're Everywhere."
In the trailer, we see Dr. Vivienne Graham speaking to Mark Russell about the awakening of the Titans: "They're everywhere. Battling for dominance." It seems like the outbreak of Titans all over the globe are a critical problem, even while Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, and Ghidorah are battling each other. What becomes of the other Titans that awaken in the film, and can Monarch and Godzilla possibly stop them all?
7. Meet Mothra
Dubbed Titanus Mosura by Monarch, Mothra also rises from her resting place in China to join the battle, presumably on the side of the humans. We see the backs of Madison, Emma, and other humans' heads as they come face to face with the Queen of the Monsters, who comes out of her larval stage at the Monarch containment site. Mothra will be seen both in her larval and imago stages in King of the Monsters.
6. Mothra's God Rays
It seems like when Mothra awakens, she quickly grows out of her larval stage and into her more battle-ready imago stage, where she develops fully-grown wings and long, scythe-like front and hind legs. Mothra also unleashes her most potent weapon: her God Rays, a new power she exhibits in King of the Monsters. Theres a shot of an unidentified man shielding his eyes in the full blast of Mothra's bioluminescent God Rays - the Queen of the Monster's awesomely blinding power.
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) release date: May 31, 2019
- Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) release date: Mar 13, 2020