As if the trailers haven’t already made it abundantly clear, Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters is set to be a full-on explosion of monster mayhem, featuring Godzilla, King Ghidorah, Mothra and Rodan all in one film. Whereas the 2014 film it’s a sequel to held back a bit on the real good stuff, Dougherty promises his movie does not.
“We have a lot of monsters,” Dougherty told Total Film, pointing out the obvious. “I think Gareth [Edwards] had a lot of fun playing cat-and-mouse and I love the slow-build he created. But we definitely take the gloves off for this film. No holding back.”
The new issue of Total Film arrives on December 15.
The sequel takes place five years after the events in the first film…
“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.
Godzilla returns on May 31, 2019.