Godzilla is one of the most terrifying creatures that have survived centuries. He will be back in ‘King of Monsters’, a direct sequel to 2014’s Godzilla movie. But this time he will be accompanied with several giant monsters baying for blood. This movie seeks to establish Godzilla as the true King of all monsters. His trademark weapon is ‘Atomic Ray’ which can take down an entire building in one blow. He has other insane abilities such as nuclear pulse.
At SDCC International 2018, the first trailer for the movie was released and it sent shock-waves in the room. At the end of the trailer, we saw actor Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones) but till now his character was unknown.
Charles Dance will be playing a terrorist leader who works in a black market that circulates whatever resources that can be gathered from monsters/titans in ‘GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS’. (EXCLUSIVE) pic.twitter.com/VKcIfGqXkz
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) July 27, 2018
Well, the mystery is revealed and he is the big villain who would harvest monsters (Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah) only to sell them into the black market. The role is similar to Ron Perlman’s character in Pacific Rim where he was selling kaijus to the highest bidder in exchange for fuel, medicines etc.
The Director Michael Dougherty explains the trials and tribulations behind making this movie, he said:
“The world is reacting to Godzilla, in the same way, we would react to any other terrifying incident, in that we are overreacting. There’s paranoia and endless speculation about whether he is the only one out there or whether we’re threatened by others like his kind.”
He is teasing at many more monsters who may appear onscreen, leading to the creation of “Monsterverse” which has been a dream of many directors in Hollywood. It is reported that the post-credits scene of Kong dropped a hint for Godzilla 2 whereas post-credits scene of Godzilla: King of Monsters will likely set up Kong vs Godzilla.
Well, a viral Godzilla website has confirmed the “Hollow Earth” theory where the world is inhabited by giant monsters such as Kong, Godzilla aka Titans. It is part of Skull: Island’s backstory introduced by William Randa (John Goodman) who is a senior official at a secret agency ‘Monarch’ dedicated to tracking Kaijus and other species referred to as MUTO’s (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms).
Before Randa died, he claims that there are enormous caverns beneath the planet where there are a number of skull crawlers, monsters etc. In fact, Skull-island is infested with diabolical creatures and allowed the gateway for Skullcrawlers to escape.
— Mike Dougherty (@Mike_Dougherty) August 14, 2017
Further, he is asking fans to look for easter-eggs as he tweeted an image that can only be recognized by those who have seen 1954’s original Godzilla movie. It features an “Oxygen Destroyer” that was used to destroy oxygen atoms so that enemy dies of asphyxiation. The movie was much ahead of its times as it dealt with broad themes such as nuclear devastation. On one hand, Godzilla is the ultimate force of destruction but on the other hand, powerful weapons are out there to target monsters or even nations.
Godzilla: King of Monsters is going to be released on May 31, 2019 and the ensemble cast includes Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, Anthony Ramos, Zhang Ziyi, Anthony Ramos, Ken Watanabe, Charles Dance, Elizabeth Ludlow, Randy Havens, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, Thomas Middleditch, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins.
The official movie synopsis reads:
“The new story follows the heroic efforts of the cryptozoological 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 superspecies, thought to be mere myths, rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.”
Here’s the official synopsis for Godzilla (2014):
“Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), a Navy bomb expert, has just reunited with his family in San Francisco when he is forced to go to Japan to help his estranged father, Joe (Bryan Cranston). Soon, both men are swept up in an escalating crisis when Godzilla, King of the Monsters, arises from the sea to combat malevolent adversaries that threaten the survival of humanity. The creatures leave colossal destruction in their wake, as they make their way toward their final battleground: San Francisco”.