Entertainment Weekly has revealed our first real look at Mike Dougherty's Godzilla: King of The Monsters, the follow-up to Gareth Edwards' Godzilla (2014) and the next step towards Legendary's eventual kaiju throwdown, Godzilla VS. Kong (2020).
You'll never believe it, but Godzilla looks big as shit.
According to Dougherty, Godzilla: King of The Monsters finds the world in a very different place...which makes sense, given that this version of Earth lived through the events of the previous Godzilla movie:
“The world is reacting to Godzilla in the same way we would react to any other terrifying incident, in that we are overreacting,” says director Michael Dougherty, whose previous credits include the horror movie Krampus. Godzilla hasn’t been seen since that destructive finale, “but there’s paranoia and endless speculation about whether he is the only one out there or whether we’re threatened by others like his kind.”
Ah, yes: others of his kind. EW says that lineup will include Ghidorah, Mothra, and everyone's favorite flying creature, Rodan (who Dougherty calls "a winged A-bomb"). It's really gonna be something seeing all these creatures rendered in 2018 effects, but for my money the real draw of Godzilla: King of The Monsters will be seeing Dougherty work with this level of spectacle. Our dude's an accomplished genre director in his own right (both Krampus and Trick 'r Treat are all-timers), but he's never done anything on this scale before.
Anyway, we're hyped for this one! Head on over to EW to read the rest of their report, or stay tuned for more on Godzilla: King of The Monsters (probably written by gentleman, scholar and noted Godzilla aficionado Evan Saathoff, who really should have written this post) as further updates become available.
Godzilla: King of The Monsters arrives on May 31st of next year.