Many fans eagerly awaited the release of Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla in 2014, hoping to see a return to form and a possible new franchise built around the atomic monster first created by Toho Studios in 1954. While the film quickly turned a profit with an opening weekend of close to $100 million, many detractors found Edwards’ film to be too focused on the stories of human characters (that the audience had a hard time connecting to) and most importantly, a movie too light on the kaiju action monsters lovers expected. If this is how you felt about Edwards’ version, save your money and fly as fast as you can from (on the back of Rodan perhaps) the follow-up film Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
Set to a haunting instrumental version of the song Judy Garland made famous way back in 1939 in The Wizard of Oz, the latest trailer for the upcoming Godzilla sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, is guaranteed to send kaiju fans “Over the Rainbow”.
The brief clip jams more monsters than you can shake a stick at in the exactly one minute long teaser, giving viewers generous shots of Rodan, Mothra, Ghidorah, and of course, the biggest star in Hollywood, Godzilla.
The film is directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat, Krampus) and stars Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel, The Conjuring), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Bradley Whitford (Get Out); Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street), and O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton). Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins (who appeared in Gareth Edwards franchise starter in 2014) will also return to the film, reprising their roles from the previous monster mash. read more
It is clear that the El Rey Network understands what the holidays are all about: giving. Therefore, it should be no surprise that El Rey’s annual giant monster mash, Kaiju Christmas, is once again taking over their airwaves on December 22.
The marathon, featuring 96 hours of Godzilla films, begins on Saturday December 22 at 6 a.m. and will run until Wednesday December 26 at 6 a.m. The schedule is a bit different this year, as El Rey likes to switch up the titles from time to time, but there is sure to be more than enough city-stopping action to make your yearly visit with the relatives a little more palatable. read more
Godzilla fans love fantastic beasts, and the publicity department for King of the Monsters wants to make sure they know exactly where to find them! This week’s king-sized trailer features new clips of fan-favorites Mothra, Ghidorah, and Rodan in action, and Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have followed up on the hype with a new series of poster art for each monster. You can view each of them in all of their glory as they hover far above military helicopters and planes, and loom over precarious looking skylines: read more
If your holiday wishes include a massive prehistoric water lizard smashing its way through a giant moth and a three-headed monster, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have got you covered! A new trailer launched today for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which features the clearest images of Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidora that we’ve seen since the project was first announced. Fans of the film’s impressive ensemble cast will be pleased by new shots featuring Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga Charles Dance, and Sally Hawkins. You can watch the entire trailer below: read more
The epic battle between two legendary cinematic monsters is really starting to round into form. In an exclusive story, Deadline is reporting that Eiza Gonzalez (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) will be joining the cast of Godzilla Vs. Kong in an as yet-unknown capacity. Gonzalez will be joining a killer cast that has already been confirmed including Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), and Brian Tyree Henry (the upcoming Child’s Play reboot.)
Godzilla Vs. Kong will be directed by Adam Wingard (Blair Witch, HNN favorite V/H/S). The anticipated film will represent the fourth installment in the “MonsterVerse” cinematic universe, a collaboration between Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. aimed at portraying the irresistible force meeting the immovable object on the big screen. It follows in the mammoth footsteps of 2014’s Godzilla, 2017’s Kong: Skull Island and the forthcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019.) While only halfway through the timeline, the series has been wildly successful thus far grossing over $1 billion worldwide. read more
Deadline has a report that Alexander Skarsgard is the latest actor to join Godzilla vs. Kong. The Emmy Award-winning Skarsgard is most known for his portray of Eric Northman on the cult TV show True Blood.
When it is finally released in 2020, Godzilla vs. Kong is expected to make a huge splash and become the highest grossing Monsterverse film to date. The series has grossed over $1 billion worldwide with Godzilla bringing in over $529 million and Kong: Skull Island grabbing $566 million.
Next up for Legendary and the Monsterverse is Godzilla: King of the Monsters which is set for a May 31, 2019 release. The film stars Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, O’Shea Jackson Jr., and Bradley Whitford. The much anticipated feature will showcase Godzilla battling it out with other monsters including Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah. read more
After a long wait, the much-anticipated trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters has arrived. The preview of the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, promises world-wide chaos and in addition to Godzilla, give us the slightest glimpse of Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah. When these ancient titans rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Directed by Michael Dougherty (Krampus), Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel, The Conjuring), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Bradley Whitford (Get Out); Charles Dance (HBO’s Game of Thrones), Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street), and O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton). Both Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins return to the MonsterVerse reprising their Godzilla roles. read more
Entertainment Weekly has debuted two new photos from the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters movie. The first photo shows Dr. Emma Russell played by Vera Farmiga and her daughter Madison Russell played by Millie Bobby Brown sporting winter coats in what appears to be some sort of underground facility. An additional photo displays Godzilla firing his atomic breath towards the sky.
Michael Dougherty directs the film which stars the aforementioned Farmiga (The Conjuring, Bates Motel) and Brown (Stranger Things) along with Ken Watanabe, and O’Shea Jackson Jr. In January, Jackson Jr. spoke with Collider confirming that the iconic monsters Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah will appear in the film. He also went on to say that, “In the last scene between Godzilla and King Ghidorah, I promise you, you will never forget it…” read more
Amidst a summer of live-action comic book adaptations, Netflix is expanding its library of animated features with Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle set to premier on July 18.
Similar to other films in the Kaiju (Japanese for “strange beast”) genre, the film features humans and robots against the biggest Godzilla to ever be seen in an interplanetary struggle for survival.
Produced by Toho Animation and animated by Polygon Pictures, it is the 33rd film in the Godzilla franchise, the 31st Toho-produced film in the series and the second entry in the anime trilogy after Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters. read more