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:
Co-written and directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat, Krampus), the film appears to be much more heavily focused on Godzilla and his rival monsters than on the human characters, marking a departure from the previous entry which will likely please most longtime Godzilla fans who just want to see a good old fashioned monster mash. The official synopsis for the new trailer also appears to confirm the film’s focus on its legendary creatures:
“Following the global success of Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.”
Godzilla: King of the Monsters will hit theaters on May 31st, 2019. Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more details on this exciting project as they break!