Warner Bros. released the trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, starring Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Vera Farmiga, and Sally Hawkins, at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, July 21, 2018. It seems as if the trailer is saying the monsters are not the problem this time around, but the solution to a species ending crisis.
In it, Brown can be seen in the center of the action at the beginning of the clip as a city falls around her. As the trailer heats up, we get glimpses at more than just Godzilla; the footage reveals the film also features a host of familiar, classic Japanese movie monsters including King Ghidorah, the insect Mothra, and the winged beast Rodan. I thought I even saw a glimpse of Gamera.
Directed by X-Men: Apocalypse’s Michael Dougherty, King of the Monsters, looks to bring back Godzilla’s glory days with an all-out kaiju battle royale between the big lizard himself and his three most iconic enemies. Including Mothra; the massive moth once worshiped by the ancient world as a guardian angel due to her being able to shoot blinding “god rays” from her thorax. Rodan, a mighty pterodactyl the size of two skyscrapers with a wingspan massive enough to create city-leveling sonic claps, Also appearing is Godzilla’s most infamous archenemy, King Ghidorah, a fearsome three-headed dragon with electro-receptor molecular biology capable of generating powerful stratosphere-ripping storms as he flies.
The fate of the world hangs in the balance when “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” hits theaters on May 31, 2019.