After debuting at Brazil’s CCPX comic convention, Warner Bros. have unleashed the latest trailer for Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of The Monsters upon the world. Hail to the King.
Here at Nightmare on Film Street we were pretty blown away by the first Godzilla: King of The Monsters trailer. From its haunting use of Clair De Lune to the titanic scale of worldwide destruction, that first trailer was a masterclass in how to sell a Monster Movie. It was, however, a little light on the actual monsters, showing off the wreckage left in their wake instead.
This latest trailer solves all of that with all new Kaiju footage. In it, Humanity is on its last leg as newly awakened Titans vie for sovereignty over our crippled planet. As the monstrous battle royale rages. Humanity remains uncertain which of these creatures are here to protect us, and which have come to destroy. A politician asks, “So, you’d want to make Godzilla our pet?” The room laughs, until Dr. Ishiro Serizawa, played by Ken Watanabe responds simply, “No. We would be his.”
Godzilla: King of The Monsters promises to be a force of nature. Mothra and Rodan have never looked better, while the notorious G.O.D.zilla is absolutely stunning. But it’s King Ghidorah who truly shines in his three-headed glory. The trailer sets him up as a rival to Godzilla, a creature that even the G-Man might not be able to beat. In the ancient tradition of the Aztecs, a king was not considered a ruler until he had proven himself in battle. So it’s only fitting that the trailer end on the Godzilla vs. Ghidorah title fight that crowns the true King of The Monsters.
“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.”
Godzilla: The King of the Monsters stomps into theaters on May 31st, 2019.