Give the marketing team for Godzilla: King of the Monsters an award. In honor of the approaching premiere, the king himself appears to be bursting out of the top of Hollywood’s Cinerama. His giant head also emits a beam of blue light, reminiscent of his legendary atomic breath, when the sun goes down. It’s an execution fit for monstrous royalty.
Cinerama’s iconic dome is the perfect place for such a glorious creation, as seen on director Michael Dougherty’s (Trick ’r Treat, Krampus) Twitter. He captioned one tweet with, “I’m keeping him,” which is a sentiment I’m sure we all share. The famous movie theatre isn’t a stranger to giant inflatable marketing executions, but this is perhaps its most epic.
— Mike Dougherty (@Mike_Dougherty) May 10, 2019
But Godzilla: King of the Monster’s marketing team didn’t stop there. Two new posters were also released, both featuring a showdown between Godzilla and King Ghidorah. In the first, which is for the standard theatrical release, the U.S. Capitol Building and Washington Monument are dwarfed by the battling titans. If you thought Godzilla was huge, you’ll shudder in the presence of King Ghidorah, whose three heads tower over him. The second, which is specifically for IMAX, features the three-headed monster diving towards Godzilla in a flurry of red lightning. Both posters promise apocalyptic-like showdowns where humanity has nothing left to depend on but Godzilla.
In just a few weeks, these monsters will burst onto screens. Godzilla: King of the Monsters will also feature legendary creatures Mothra and Rodan as just some of the titans awakening around the world. Starring next to these monsters is a star-studded cast, featuring the talents of Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring), Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street), Bradley Whitford (Get Out), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Aisha Hinds (Star Trek Into Darkness), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), and Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai).
Will Godzilla be able to save humanity? We’ll find out on May 31 when Godzilla: King of the Monsters hits theaters. Which monster are you most excited to see on the big screen? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, and in the Horror Fiends of Nightmare on Film Street Facebook group!