'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' Post-Credits Scenes Tease More Monsters

The MonsterVerse is growing.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is already jam-packed with monsters, but is the movie hiding one more kaiju in a post-credits scene? We already know what’s coming next in the MonsterVerse, so it makes sense that this movie would set up Godzilla vs. Kong, right?

Not so fast. The Godzilla: King of the Monsters post-credits scene actually focuses more on tying up loose ends than teasing 2020’s Godzilla vs. Kong. So is it still worth sitting through the credits? Read on for a spoiler-filled breakdown, or head here for a spoiler-free guide.

Warning: Kaiju-sized spoilers ahead. This is your last chance.

King of the Monsters actually has two post-credits scenes, sort of. The first is more of a stylized credits, featuring a collage of fictional news clips that reveal what happens in the immediate aftermath of the movie.

After Godzilla beats Ghidorah and reclaims his kaiju crown, he institutes a sort of treaty between monsters and humans, ushering in a new golden age. Through various fake headlines, we learn that Godzilla is corralling other monsters away from populated areas and making friendly visits to Caribbean cruises. Kaiju poop might even be a viable source of energy (yes, seriously).

The biggest tease in these stylized credits are the various headlines hinting at another monster on Skull Island. Of course, we know that’s King Kong, but we won’t actually see him until Godzilla vs. Kong next year.

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'King Kong vs. Godzilla' (1962)

Once that’s over, the actual credits will role. At this point you have two options: Wait for the final post-credits scene or just leave. To be honest, you won’t miss much from just leaving, but if you’re a fan of Charles Dance or Ghidorah (or both), you should stick around.

The Godzilla: King of the Monsters post-credits scene brings us back to the town where Ghidorah and Godzilla first fought. (Remember when Godzilla bit one of its dragon heads off and it grew back? That was awesome.)

Then, Charles Dance, who plays an eco-terrorist and the main human antagonist, strolls into a building with an entourage of soldiers only to discover Ghidorah’s severed head! He offers to buy it and the movie ends.

Considering that the next MonsterVerse movie is titled Godzilla vs. Kong, we’re not sure how any of this will figure into the future. Dance also hasn’t confirmed that his character will return, though it seems pretty clear he’s intent on harvesting some kaiju DNA (or worse).

Is it possible King Ghidorah could return in a future MonsterVerse movie? If the original film franchise is any indication, we definitely wouldn’t count him out.

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Ghidorah in 'King of the Monsters'

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is in theaters now.

Media via Toho, Warner Bros.