Godzilla fans, it is time you tuned in to Monarch’s Twitter page. Legendary Entertainment is working on the sequel to Godzilla’s 2014 reboot, and the King of Monsters will return to theaters with some very famous kaijus. And, over on social media, fans can check out a major Mothra tease that has come straight from Monarch Sciences mouth.
Not long ago, the film page of Monarch posted an interesting photo that has got fans buzzing. The “classified” picture posted is sourced from the Temple of the Moth from the Yucca province. The image is of cave art which appears to show a carving of Mothra surrounded by larvae and a slumbering cocoon overhead.
Of course, fans have known for some time that Mothra would be one of a few beasts to sit in on Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Legendary hinted the insect kaiju would appear on-screen with other classic creatures like Rodan and King Ghidorah. The hint came in the form of a film reel, and the clip’s tease for Mothra included a reference to the Temple of the Moth. However, the cave in question was found in the Yunnan Province of China in 2009, and notes explained a “quickening heartbeat” was detected from within the space.
The reel hasn’t been the only teaser for Godzilla’s famous opponents. The post-credits scene for Kong: Skull Island revealed archival footage of Monarch’s various excursions. The clip saw scientists explore the ancestral homes of Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah.
If you are not familiar with Mothra, then you should know the kaiju is one of Godzilla’s most famous creatures. Despite squaring off against Godzilla, Mothra is often viewed by franchise purists as a heroic kaiju since Mothra fights to protect her territory.
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"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."
Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring), Kyle Chandler (Bloodline), Ken Watanabe (Inception), O'Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), and Aisha Hinds (True Blood) will star in the movie. Krampus and Trick 'r Treat filmmaker, Michael Dougherty, will helm Godzilla: King of the Monsters, based on a script he wrote with his Krampus co-writer, Zach Shields.