The sequel to the 2014 film arrives on March 22, 2019.
Filming just kicked off today on Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus director Michael Dougherty’s tentatively titled Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the third film in Legendary’s epic MonsterVerse that will further set the stage for 2020’s Adam Wingard-directed Godzilla vs. Kong.
Today brings the sequel’s full plot synopsis, confirming what Kong: Skull Island‘s post-credits scene teased!
In Godzilla 2…
The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.
When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
The incredible cast includes Zhang Ziyi, Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Ken Watanabe, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Aisha Hinds.
Dougherty directs from a script he wrote with Zach Shields. The film is being produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Brian Rogers and Thomas Tull, with Barry H. Waldman, Zach Shields, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira serving as executive producers and Alexandra Mendes co-producing for Legendary.
Behind the scenes, Dougherty’s creative team includes director of photography Lawrence Sher, whose past credits include War Dogs and Godzilla; production designer Scott Chambliss (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2); editor Roger Barton (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales); costume designer Louise Migenbach (the X-Men films); and Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Guillaume Rocheron (Godzilla).
Filming is taking place mainly in Atlanta, Georgia.