5. Mothra Joins The Fight
Designated by Monarch as the Queen of the Monsters, Mothra is certainly no weak link among the Titans and she exhibits incredible skills at aerial combat. We see a full body shot of Mothra attacking while in flight and then another close up of the Titan with her colorful, luminescent wings lit up with a blue hue. It seems Mothra and Godzilla both share a blue colored light, although Mothra's God Rays are a brilliant, blinding yellow.
4. Rodan's Aerial Skills
Monarch designates Rodan as The One Born of Fire and it's a proper nickname for the flying Titan. The Pternadon-like creature may be massive, but he's also got unmatched aerial combat skills. Rodan not only takes on other kaiju but the air force also does battle with him. However, it seems like human weapons can't harm the flame-emitting monster as we see Rodan execute an amazing spin move to harmlessly shake off missiles shot at him by fighter jets.
3. Ghidorah Grabs A Plane
Rodan isn't the only airborne Titan with combat moves in the sky. Once Ghidorah gets loose, he attacks American cities, necessitating a military response, however futile. There's an amazing shot of a fighter jet trying to outrun Ghidorah giving chase, with the dragon reaching out to grab onto the aircraft with his claws. With Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan all able to take flight and fight in the skies, this puts Godzilla at an extreme disadvantage.
2. Serizawa's Pocket Watch
There's a shot of a pocketwatch, which belongs to Dr. Serizawa and is a callback to Godzilla 2014 and the history of Monarch itself. In the prior Godzilla movie, while he's on board the U.S. Navy air craft carrier chasing Godzilla trying to convince the Americans not to drop a nuke on the Titan, Serizawa tells Rear Admiral William Stenz that the pocketwatch belonged to his father, who secretly worked for Monarch during its early years.
The watch stopped at 8:15 in the morning on August 6, 1945 - the date and time of the Hiroshima bombing in World War II, which Serizawa survived. It seems Serizawa still has the pocketwatch, which is clearly of great emotional significance to him and probably makes him feel closer to his father, in whose footsteps he followed as part of Monarch and as an admirer of Godzilla.
1. Godzilla V Ghidorah: King of Monsters
The main event clash between Godzilla and Ghidorah happens twice in King of the Monsters and the trailer delivers two money shots of them facing off. One happens in Antarctica and the second collision happens as part of the film's climax in a stormy Washington, D.C., where the two great Titans charge at each other, stomping over buildings as they are about to collide.
Amusingly, both money shots are reminscient of when the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight faced off in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, with the showdown in rainy D.C. especially resembling the heroes facing off in rainy Gotham. Of course, this makes sense as a wink to the DCEU as Warner Bros. is the studio behind both franchises. However, this monstrous clash of the Titans to determine whether the fire-breathing lizard truly deserves the title Godzilla: King of the Monsters surely won't end because both of their mothers happen to be named Martha.
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) release date: May 31, 2019
- Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) release date: Mar 13, 2020