Monster movies are still alive at the San Diego Comic-Con, and it doesn’t get any bigger than Godzilla: King of the Monsters. It’s a good thing Godzilla has “Eleven” to help him out this time around.
Along with trailers for Shazam! and Fantastic Beasts: The Crime of Grindelwald, Saturday’s Warner Bros. Picture panel also included the official trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The sequel to 2014’s Godzilla, the film will not only feature the legendary Godzilla, but it will include the other famous kaiju from the monster franchise including Mothra, Rodan, and the three-headed King Ghidorah.
Set five years after the original, Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) as Madison, the daughter of Dr. Emma Russell played by Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel, Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams). Dr. Russell is part of the Monarch Sciences organization, which is the secret government agency tracking down these “titans”. Godzilla will have to do battle with these monsters or else it’s the end of humanity.
Godzilla, King Kong: Skull Island, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters are all part of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment’s MonsterVerse. The shared universe combines the giant monster films of the past and brings them to the present. The culmination of the MonsterVerse will be 2020’s Godzilla vs. Kong.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters also stars Ken Watanabe, O’ Shea Jackson Jr., Bradley Whitford, Kyle Chandler, and Thomas Middleditch with Michael Dougherty (Krampus, Trick ‘r Treat). The film stomps into theaters on May 31, 2019.
The live-action Godzilla sequel may be a year away, but the Godzilla anime sequel is available now on Netflix. Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle is the second in a trilogy of movies taking a futuristic approach to the monster movies although they, especially the second one, don’t have the fun of the live-action films.