Legendary’s MonsterVerse kicked off in 2014 with the Gareth Edwards-directed Godzilla, continuing last year with Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island. Ahead of Adam Wingard’s fight flick Godzilla vs. Kong, arriving in May 2020, Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus director Michael Dougherty brings the big G back to the screen next year with Godzilla: King of the Monsters!
King of the Monsters will feature a host of giant monsters: not just the titular King himself, but also Mothra, Rodan, and G’s ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah (and a few surprises, Dougherty teases!). They’re all on display in the first official trailer out of San Diego Comic Con today, and it is absolutely, insanely epic in all the right ways.
Holy shit you guys, watch this at least 15 times…
“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.”
Zhang Ziyi, Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Bradley Whitford, Ken Watanabe, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance and Aisha Hinds star.
Dougherty directed from a script he wrote with Zach Shields.
Warner Bros. has set a May 31, 2019 date for Godzilla’s return.