New 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' Teaser Trailer Released

Legendary Pictures has revealed a new promotional video for Godzilla: Kind of the Monsters that [...]

Legendary Pictures has revealed a new promotional video for Godzilla: Kind of the Monsters that features new footage from the film. Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the sequel to 2015's Godzilla. It is also the third film in Legendary's shared cinematic MonsterVerse, following Godzilla and 2017's Kong: Skull Island. Principal photography on Godzilla: King of the Monsters began in Atlanta in July 2017 and continued through late September. The film will pit Godzilla against some of his most famous rival monsters from classic kaiju movies, including the like of Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah, all with humanity caught in the middle.

The film's official synopsis reads, "Members of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch 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."

Director Michael Dougherty has spoken before about bringing these classic monsters to life, saying, "For Mothra, I tried to capture the power of the original Mothra with her color palette, making sure that she had the eyespots on her wings. The eye spots are designed to look like Godzilla's eyes because I wanted to create a connection between Mothra and Godzilla. I tried to make her look more like a traditional insect that exists in the world, but also gave her slightly larger feet because I wanted her to be able to defend herself and fight with the other creatures that she had to, and if she didn't have longer legs or claws, she'd be too vulnerable."

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is directed and co-written by Michael Dougherty and stars Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Ken Watanabe, and Zhang Ziyi.

The film will set up the crossover movie Godzilla vs. Kong. That film is being directed by Adam Wingard. Kong: Skull Island Jordan Vogt-Roberts praised Wingard's approach to the film.

"Yeah. He's got plenty of freedom to sort of play around with how he wants and to play around with … I always joke that my Kong was kind of like a character in a Shane Black movie in the sense that he just gets beat the fuck up by the end of the movie," Vogt-Roberts said. "He's just battered and scarred, and so he's got that kind of reluctant protagonist vibe to him. I think Adam's willing to take that anime thing and do what he needs to do as he squares off with Godzilla."

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters opens in theaters on May 31st. Godzilla vs. Kong is scheduled to release one year later, on May 22, 2020.