'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' New Footage Teased for a Saturday Reveal

All hail the king. A new trailer, or at the very least new footage, for 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters is expected to release on Saturday, December 1. We’re only a few days away from even more monstrous destruction. (Watch the first trailer above.)

On Tuesday, the official Japanese Twitter for the Godzilla franchise confirmed that new footage of the next Godzilla movie is expected to release on Saturday, December 1 during Tokyo Comic Con.

The convention will be attended by Godzilla: King of the Monsters director Michael Dougherty (Krampus) who will present the new footage, as well as a “giant Godzilla statue” and a new action figure in Bandai’s S.H. Monsterarts line, presumably based on the new movie.

Here’s the Microsoft automated English translation of the tweet:

“Released on May 31, 2019, Michael Doherty, director of Godzilla King of Monsters, came to Japan! The special talk show is decided at ‘Tokyo Comic Con 2018’ on Saturday, December 1! The world’s first unveiling the latest footage and giant Godzilla statue! Venue limited poster distribution and figures (S.h.monsterarts) also premiere!”

A direct sequel to 2014’s Godzilla and the third film in Legendary’s MonsterVerse (after 2017’s Kong: Skull Island), Godzilla: King of the Monsters introduces infamous Godzilla foes Rodan, Mothra, and the three-headed King Ghidora in an all-out battle that threatens human existence.

The film’s “King of the Monsters” title is lifted from the 1956 film of the same name, which was an edited version of Ishirō Honda’s kaiju classic Gojira for American audiences. But its premise bears a resemblance to 1968’s Destroy All Monsters, the ninth Godzilla film that effectively functioned as an “Avengers”-style crossover featuring all Godzilla monsters up to that point.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be released in theaters on May 31, 2019.

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