Godzilla vs. Kong has shared the first look at the new Mechagodzilla! One of the big theories leading into the fourth film in the Monsterverse was that the titular titans would be uniting against a common foe at some point in the film rather than completely duke it out with one another. With the first trailer for the film, one reason for a potential team up seemed to be confirmed with the implied addition of a new version of TOHO's famous Mechagodzilla spotted by fans. Now another bit of evidence is pointing towards this with a first look at the new design for the famous mecha kaiju.
Heredia Clothing released a new listing for an upcoming shirt based on the upcoming Godzilla vs. Kong (although the listing has been seemingly removed at the time of this writing), and it features a full look at the new Monsterverse version of MechaGodzilla. It should be noted that Mechagodzilla has not been officially confirmed for an appearance in promotional materials just yet (despite major clues to the contrary). Here's a look at the new shirt as spotted by @EINomqui on Twitter:
Luckily it won't be too much longer before we get to see this new MechaGodzilla design in full as Godzilla vs. Kong releases in theaters on March 31st, and will be available for streaming on HBO Max for 31 days following that initial release. The film is rated PG-13 and its official description begins as such, "Legends collide in “Godzilla vs. Kong” as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond."
The synopsis continues as such, "But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans—instigated by unseen forces—is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth."
What do you think of the new Mechagodzilla design? Hoping to see it in action in Godzilla vs. Kong? What do you think its ultimate role will be? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or you can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!