In the real world
- Actor Yoshio Tsuchiya passes away at the age of 89 on February 8.
- Shin Godzilla becomes the first kaiju film to win Picture of the Year at the Japan Academy Awards on March 3. It also wins Director of the Year, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Lighting Direction, Best Sound Recording, and Best Film Editing.
- Kong: Skull Island is released to American theaters on March 10.
- Principal photography on Pacific Rim Uprising concludes on March 30/
- Colossal is released to American theaters on April 7.
- The first issue of Skull Island: The Birth of Kong, a four-issue sequel and prequel comic for Kong: Skull Island, is published on April 12. The final issue is published on November 22.
- MarVista Entertainment announces development of the King Kong television series King Kong: Skull Island television series on April 18.
- Yoshimitsu Banno, director of Godzilla vs. Hedorah and executive producer for Legendary Pictures' Godzilla and Godzilla: King of the Monsters, passes away on May 7 at the age of 86.
- Principal photography on Godzilla: King of the Monsters begins on June 19.
- BOOM! Studios' Kong of Skull Island comic concludes with its twelfth issue on June 21.
- Original Godzilla suit actor Haruo Nakajima passes away at the age of 88 on August 7.
- Principal photography on Godzilla: King of the Monsters concludes on September 27.
- The first trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising debuts at New York Comic Con on October 6.
- BOOM! Studios' one-shot Kong comic Kong: Gods of Skull Island is released on October 18.
- City Shrouded in Shadow is released for the PlayStation 4 in Japan on October 19.
- GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse, a prequel novel for GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters, is published in Japan on October 25.
- Janus Films announces its acquisition of Godzilla Raids Again, Rodan, Mothra vs. Godzilla, Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, Invasion of Astro-Monster, The War of the Gargantuas, Son of Godzilla, Destroy All Monsters, All Monsters Attack, Godzilla vs. Megalon, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, and Terror of Mechagodzilla.
- GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters is released to Japanese theaters on November 17.
In the Kaiju Multiverse
- Dagahra is spotted by the United States nuclear submarine Seawolf at the point of 47 degrees 9 minutes south latitude, 126 degrees 43 minutes west longitude. Two weeks later, Dagahra engages in battle with the American Navy in the waters near American Samoa and is injured before fleeing. Barem released by Dagahra wash ashore in Pago Pago, spreading a bacterial infection that kills one-third of the population. On Christmas Day, Dagahra makes landfall in Sydney and destroys it before moving on to Newcastle. The Australian military launches an attack that fatally wounds Dagahra, who dies out at sea and unleashes huge amounts of Barem into Australian waters. This triggers a plague and famine known as the Red Christmas Scourge, which ultimately leads to the deaths of 3 million people and the collapse of the nation of Australia. In total, an estimated 6.7 million people are killed or wounded in Dagahra's attack. (GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse and GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters)
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