'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' Post-Credits May Tease an Alien Invasion

Ghidorah is just the beginning.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters already sets up one confirmed sequel (Godzilla vs. Kong) along with another possible MonsterVerse villain, but could the movie be hinting at an even greater threat? A new theory argues that Legendary Entertainment is paving the way for a full-scale alien invasion, and it all centers on Godzilla: King of the Monsters post-credits scene and the film’s most interesting human character: Jonah Alan (Charles Dance).

Warning: Kaiju-sized spoilers ahead for Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

At the end of King of the Monsters, after Godzilla defeats King Ghidorah and reclaims the throne, a post-credits scene shows Alan (a military leader turned eco-terrorist) seeking out and purchasing one of Ghidorah’s severed heads. We don’t know what Alan has planned: Maybe he wants to harvest the alien monster’s DNA. Maybe he thinks the head can regenerate an entire body. Or maybe he’s planing on creating a Mecha-King Ghidorah.

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'Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah'

That third option leads to some very interesting possibilities, including time travel and even more robotic monsters. In a fan theories post, redditor u/BrokenEye3 dives deep into Godzilla lore to argue that Charles’ Dance character may not be who he claims. Instead, he could be an alien plotting an invasion, or a time traveler from the future.

The theory hinges on the belief that Alan is planning on creating a Mecha-Ghidorah, which would require technology beyond what’s available to regular humans. In previous movies, it was a group of time travelers called the Futurians who created Mecha-Ghidorah, but this MonsterVerse seems more interested in extraterrestrials.

“I’ve got a feeling the filmmakers are going to end up condensing the aforementioned aliens into just one species for simplicity’s sake,” u/BrokenEye3 writes.

They also point out that Alan’s background is never fully explained. Furthermore, he wears a slightly futuristic outfit that clashes with the standard military garb worn by his soldiers.

The theory continues:

Some normal human rogue paramilitary dude obviously wouldn’t have the technology to build a cyborg kaiju made almost entirely out of artificial parts, especially since he no longer has Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga) to supply him with stolen Monarch-tech But you know who does have that kind of technology? Aliens … They’ve done it before (albeit in a different continuity), they can do it again.

Charles Dance and Vera Farmiga in 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters'
Charles Dance and Vera Farmiga in 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters'

From there, the theory goes on to suggest that we could see an entire army of mecha monsters, including Mechagodzilla, in future movies. Of course that assumes the MonsterVerse will continue beyond Godzilla vs. Kong, which is currently up in the air, but either way, King of the Monsters post-credits scene seems to be leaving the door open for some very interesting sequels that take advantage of some of the more far-out concepts in Godzilla cinematic history.

If this theory is correct, the MonsterVerse is about to get weird in the best way possible.

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II
'Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II'

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is in theaters now.

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