The Gareth Edward’s American adaptation of Godzilla (2014) was a door that Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures made to introduce their “Monsterverse“; a world of pop culture’s most notable creatures to share the silver screen. Though the film was not what fans had anticipated, it was a welcomed surprise. The first film focused on humanity reacting to the emergence of Godzilla, but the sequel; Godzilla: King of Mosnters will continue this trend but will instead be inspired by the 2001 film Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack. Even though the film is inspired by “All-Out Attack”, the title of the 2019 film takes homage to Honda’s 1954 American version of the film.
Godzilla: King of Monsters will follow 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 super-species, thought to be mere myths, rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Director Mike Dougherty, who is known for his work on Trick ‘r Treat, X-Men 2, and Krampus, is making sure pop culture’s most famous monsters get their due respect. Dougherty teased this image of his adaptation on Twitter, which features our first look at the sequel’s version of Godzilla.
— Mike Dougherty (@Mike_Dougherty) September 22, 2017
Over the course of production for Godzilla: King of Monsters, we’ve also received a handful of images teasing legendary classics. Including, Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah which were all featured in Toho’s 2001 version.
Warning! Some of the images below may contain spoilers for Kong: Skull Island.
The film is still currently in production and has a release date of March 22nd, 2019. Godzilla King of Monsters will feature Millie Bobby Brown ( Stranger Things), Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring), Sally Hawkins (Godzilla), Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street).