“Let Them Fight” – Legendary Entertainment Releases Video Teaser for Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Image copyright Legendary Entertainment 2017

We haven’t really spoken out it here at WTNH, but 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, and 2014’s Godzilla have been leading towards a planned shared universe – yes, another one –  which, thus far, will culminate in a battle between Godzilla and King Kong in 2020’s Godzilla Vs Kong.

I know that yet another shared cinematic universe seems like the last thing the world needs, but this one has full blown monsters in it, people! Plus, there’s the possibility that somewhere down the line Godzilla faces off against Destroyah, the massive B—–d!

Destroyah IDW

Image copyright IDW Publishing c.2017

Anyways, enough about my favourite Kaiju/literal understanding of what Beelzebub’s nightmares would look like, let’s discuss the MonsterVerse.

The big G and the Mighty Kong are set to take each other on down the line, but Godzilla has some tough competition to get through first.

In a new video posted on TwitterLegendary Entertainment (one of the companies behind the MonsterVerse) teased the origins of some of Godzilla’s upcoming opponents, alluding to Rodan, Mothra, and, most notably, King Ghidorah.

These 3 monsters, as well as Godzilla himself, are all set to star in 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters

 

The video shows the timeline for Monarch’s activities within the MonsterVerse as they monitored and documented the existence of several gigantic creatures that have lain dormant on Earth since the events of Kong: Skull Island, which was set in 1973.

The video starts off with Monarch quarantining a volcano on Isle De Mona in 1991, which hints at the irradiated Pteranodon that nests in volcanoes known as Rodan, who made his feature film debut in 1956′ Rodan.

Rodan

Image courtesy of Gojipedia

Then, it skips over to 2009, wherein Monarch found the Temple of the Moth, a previously undiscovered megalithic temple that housed a gigantic cocoon inside. This refers directly to the kaiju known as Mothra, who made their 1st appearance in the 1961 movie, Mothra

Mothra.jpg

Image courtesy of Heroes Wikia

Finally, the video cuts to the final expedition that Monarch reported on, wherein they found an “extraordinary superspecies sealed beneath the Antartic ice sheet” in 2016. This “Monster Zero” lies dormant, but as Dr Vivienne Graham said in her field notes; “the devil has three heads.” This remark means that none other than King Ghidorah is coming to King of the Monsters, a monster who made his 1st appearance in Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster in 1964.

King Ghidorah IDW

Image copyright IDW Publishing c.2017

 

According to Legendary Studios’ press release, King of the Monsters will follow;

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.”

With all of that monstrous action to look forward to, I don’t know how Godzilla Vs Kong will be able to top it, but here’s hoping they can.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a Legendary Entertainment production, directed by Michael Dougherty and starring Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Aisha Hinds and Zhang Ziyi and will be in cinemas in the UK from 22nd March 2019.

As the tagline reads; Let them fight!

-James 12/09/2017

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