Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

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Legendary Pictures Monster Movie
Teaser poster
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Directed by Michael Dougherty
Produced by Thomas Tull, Brian Rogers, Mary Parent, Alex Garcia
Written by Michael Dougherty,
Zach Shields[1]
Music by Bear McCreary[2]
Distributor Warner Bros.
TohoJP
Rating PG-13[3]
Budget To be announced
Box Office To be added
Running Time To be announced
Their reign begins
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— Tagline

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is an upcoming 2019 American science fiction monster film produced by Legendary Pictures, and the third entry in the MonsterVerse. It will be released to American theaters on May 31, 2019.[4]

Description

"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."[5]

Development

Gareth Edwards stated that he wanted Godzilla to work as a standalone film with a definitive ending, and opposed suggestions that the ending should leave the film open for a sequel.[6] While Edwards wasn't against the possibility of future sequels, his main concern was delivering a satisfying experience with the current film; "I want a story that begins and ends, and you leave on a high. That's all we cared about when we were making this; just this film. If this film is good, the others can come, but let’s just pay attention to this and not get sidetracked by other things."[7]

On May 18th, 2014, after Godzilla's successful opening weekend, a sequel was officially given the green light from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. Edwards was confirmed to be directing the sequel but it was unknown if any of the previous cast would be returning. In a previous interview with Gareth Edwards, he said that if the film were to have a sequel that he would like to do a Destroy All Monsters-like film.[8]

On July 26, 2014, the official Legendary Twitter announced that Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah would be appearing in the sequel.[9]

A piece of "Classified Monarch Footage," a teaser for Godzilla 2, was shown at Comic-Con 2014. According to eye-witnesses, it looked like it was put together in the 1960's, with audio of John F. Kennedy talking about threats and dangers. Text comes on the screen saying that there was one more secret: "There were others." A pterodactyl-like shadow and "CODENAME: RODAN." An extreme close-up of a giant moth creature and "CODENAME: MOTHRA." Then a silhouette and quick cuts around a dragon-like shape figure and "CODENAME: GHIDORAH." Finally, "THREAT ASSESSMENT: CONFLICT INEVITABLE," followed by "LET THEM FIGHT."[10]

On Thursday, August 14, 2014, a release date of June 8, 2018 was set for Godzilla 2.[4] The four-year gap between Godzilla and Godzilla 2 was due in part to Gareth Edwards directing the film Star Wars: Rogue One and as a result being unavailable to begin work on Godzilla 2 until 2016.

On December 8, 2014, Toho announced production of a new Japanese Godzilla film for 2016. Despite being released between Legendary's Godzilla films, the new Toho film, Shin Godzilla, will be a standalone film not connected to Legendary's series, and will have no effect on the production of Godzilla 2.

On July 9, 2015, Legendary Pictures' spokesperson at Comic-Con, Barnaby Legg, told Dread Central that Legendary was aware of fans' complaints about Godzilla's lack of screentime in the 2014 film, and that the sequel would give fans "exactly what you're hoping for."[11]

In an interview with Collider conducted in early August 2015, writer Max Borenstein revealed that he is currently writing the script for the film, and promised that the sequel would do "bigger and even better things" than the first film. Borenstein also expressed his excitement for the film, and enthusiasm for working with Gareth Edwards once again.[12]

On October 14, 2015, Legendary Pictures officially announced production of a remake of King Kong vs. Godzilla titled Godzilla vs. Kong set for release in 2020. The film will follow both Godzilla 2 and Legendary's Kong: Skull Island.[13]

On May 10, 2016, an article revealed that the release dates of both Godzilla 2 and Godzilla vs. Kong had been changed to March 22, 2019 and May 29, 2020 respectively.[14] Only three days later, it was reported that Gareth Edwards had left the film in order to pursue other projects.[15]

On October 17, 2016, it was announced that Godzilla 2 will be shot at the Qingdao Movie Metropolis facility in China alongside Pacific Rim 2.[16]

On October 20, 2016, Variety reported that Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields, who had recently co-wrote Legendary's Christmas horror-comedy Krampus, would be stepping on as the new writers for Godzilla 2. In addition, sources indicated that Legendary was planning to set up a writer's room to further expand the Godzilla-Kong cinematic universe leading up to Godzilla vs. Kong in 2020.[1]

On December 14, 2016, in a press release announcing the hiring of new production executives, Legendary revealed the official titles for both Godzilla 2 and the Pacific Rim sequel. Godzilla 2's official title is Godzilla: King of the Monsters, while the Pacific Rim sequel's official title is Pacific Rim: Uprising.[17]

On January 23rd, 2017, Variety reported that writer Michael Dougherty would also direct the film.[18] Four days later, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown would star in the film.[19] Variety reported on February 21st that Kyle Chandler had officially joined the cast and would be playing the father of Millie Bobby Brown's character. In the same article, Variety mentioned that of the previous film's stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, and Ken Watanabe, only Watanabe was expected to reprise his role.[20] On February 27, Variety reported that Vera Farmiga would also be starring in the film, and would be playing the mother of Millie Bobby Brown's character.[21] On March 27, Variety reported that Straight Outta Compton star O'Shea Jackson Jr. was in negotiations to join the film's cast.[22]

Issue #1036 of Production Weekly, published on March 30, 2017, revealed that the film's working title would be Fathom.[23]

On April 18, Deadline reported that Aisha Hinds had joined the film's cast. The article also stated that both O'Shea Jackson Jr. and Ken Watanabe were part of the cast as well.[24] On May 1, Deadline reported that Hamilton star Anthony Ramos had joined the film's cast, and would be playing a character named Cpl. Mendoza.[25] On May 18, Deadline reported that Charles Dance had joined the film's cast, and that Sally Hawkins would also be returning to reprise her role as Vivienne Graham from Godzilla.[26]

On May 20, 2017, director Michael Dougherty confirmed via Twitter that creature effects artist Tom Woodruff Jr. would be designing the monsters for the film.[27] On May 23, 2017, Dougherty confirmed via Twitter that practical monster effects would be used in the film.[28] The next day, Dougherty announced on Twitter that Randy Havens had joined the film's cast.[29] On May 31, Variety confirmed that Thomas Middleditch had joined the cast.[30] On June 2, Variety reported that Bradley Whitford had joined the film's cast.[31]

On June 8, 2017, The Tracking Board reported that Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi had joined the cast of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and would be playing a prominent member of Monarch.[32] On July 10, 2017, Deadline reported that The Walking Dead star Elizabeth Ludlow had joined the film's cast.[33]

On June 21, a Monarch timeline video was uploaded to the Kong: Skull Island Twitter account.[34] Another one was uploaded on June 25.[35] Another one, revealing that Monarch set up a base around Isla de Mona in 1991, was uploaded on July 5.[36]

On July 12, another timeline video was uploaded.[37] Three of the entries on the timeline appear to hint at the discoveries of Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah, with a year and brief description given for each.

1991; ISLA DE MONA - A covert Monarch team establishes a quarantine zone around the island's dormant volcano, under the guise of 'environmental research'. Over the coming years, what began as a small scientific outpost will expand to become a full containment facility around the mouth of the volcano.
2009; TEMPLE OF THE MOTH - Mythographic studies of Chinese temples leads Monarch to the high-altitude jungles of the Yunnan province. Dr. Emma Russell and her team follow a mysterious bio-acoustic signature to a previously undiscovered megalithic temple, within which lies a gigantic cocoon. A quickening heartbeat is detected inside.
2016; MONSTER ZERO - When Monarch discover an extraordinary superspecies sealed beneath the Antarctic ice sheet, Dr. Vivienne Graham leads the effort to build a covert containment and research facility around the dormant creature. Her classified field notes contain a mysterious footnote: "The devil has three heads."

On April 26, 2018, TheWrap reported that Jason Liles, who had recently portrayed the giant gorilla George through motion capture in the film Rampage, would be acting as one of King Ghidorah's motion capture actors in the film.[38] The same day, Empire explained that Liles would specifically be portraying King Ghidorah's middle head, with Alan Maxson and Richard Dorton playing the other two heads and additional motion capture actors performing as the monster's body.[39] On May 23, 2018, the movie's release date was pushed back to May 31, 2019.[40]

On July 7, Michael Dougherty confirmed that Godzilla: King of the Monsters would be featured in Warner Bros.' Hall H panel at San Diego Comic Con.[41] Vera Farmiga offered some details about her character Dr. Emma Russell in a July 10 interview with Metro US: "I play a paleobiologist. She has figured out a way to communicate with the creatures and potentially control them using their bioacoustics on a sonar level. So she is like a DJ for the monsters.”[42] Entertainment Weekly published a first-look article on the film on July 13, including two stills, one showing Dr. Emma Russel and her daughter Madison in an icy chamber and another depicting Godzilla firing his atomic breath into the sky, and some basic plot details from Dougherty.[43] Dougherty revealed that the story would take place five years after Godzilla. Godzilla has not appeared since battling the M.U.T.O.s in San Francisco, but the prospect of his return and the potential emergence of other giant monsters has filled the world with terror. When Dr. Russell and her daughter Madison are kidnapped by a "mysterious organization" seeking to control the monsters, and her ex-husband Mark, along with Drs. Ishiro Serizawa and Vivienne Graham, try to rescue them. He also described the still of Godzilla firing his atomic breath into the sky as a "call to arms."

@MonarchSciences, a Twitter account Legendary previously used to promote Kong: Skull Island, deleted all of its Tweets and began posting again on July 18.[44] The account soon added a link to a new site where visitors could view Monarch outposts around the globe, as well as information on Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah. The previously-dormant @GodzillaMovie Twitter Tweeted a short video of Madison Russell attempting to contact Monarch. Godzillamovie.com was also updated with a poster for the film.

On July 21, a presentation for the film was held in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. Director Michael Dougherty and cast members Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Thomas Middleditch, and O'Shea Jackson Jr. were present for a panel on the film. During the panel, Dougherty confirmed that composer Bear McCreary, whose past work includes 10 Cloverfield Lane and Colossal, would be scoring the film and would incorporate the main theme from the original Godzilla and the other monsters' classic motifs into his score.[2] The film's first official trailer was also screened for the first time during the panel, and was subsequently uploaded to Warner Bros.' YouTube channel.

On August 23, Alex Maxson Tweeted an announcement from his agency Coolwaters Productions, clarifying the motion capture roles of its clients in the film. The announcement reiterated the fact that Maxson would be portraying King Ghidorah's right head, with Jason Liles playing the center head and Richard Dorton playing the left head. It also revealed that Liles would also be portraying Rodan in the film, while TJ Storm would be reprising his role as Godzilla from the previous film.[45]

On September 6, a listing appeared on Amazon for an official graphic novel prequel to Godzilla: King of the Monsters to be released on April 16, 2019. It will be written by Arvid Nelson, who previously wrote all four issues of Skull Island: The Birth of Kong, and illustrated by Drew Johnson.[46]

Staff

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

Cast

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Vera Farmiga   as   Dr. Emma Russell[48]
  • Kyle Chandler   as   Mark Russell[48]
  • Millie Bobby Brown   as   Madison Russell[48]
  • Bradley Whitford   as   Dr. Stanton[49][additional citation needed]
  • Sally Hawkins   as   Dr. Vivienne Graham
  • Charles Dance   as  
  • Thomas Middleditch   as   Sam Coleman[50]
  • O'Shea Jackson Jr.   as   Barnes[50]
  • Ken Watanabe   as   Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
  • Ziyi Zhang   as  
  • Aisha Hinds   as  
  • Anthony Ramos   as   Cpl. Mendoza
  • Randy Havens   as  
  • Jonathan Howard   as   Asher[51][additional citation needed]
  • Elizabeth Ludlow   as   Griffin
  • TJ Storm   as   Godzilla (motion capture)[45]
  • Jason Liles   as   King Ghidorah (motion capture, middle head) / Rodan (motion capture)[38][45]
  • Alan Maxson   as   King Ghidorah (motion capture, right head)[39]
  • Richard Dorton   as   King Ghidorah (motion capture, left head)[39]

Appearances

Monsters

Production

Principal photography on Godzilla: King of the Monsters began on June 19, 2017, at Blackhall Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.[52]

Gallery

Main article: Godzilla: King of the Monsters/Gallery.

Alternate Titles

  • Godzilla II: King of the Monsters (International title)[53]
  • Godzilla II: King of the Monsters (Godzilla II: Rey de los monstruos; Spain)
  • Godzilla II: The King of the Monsters (Godzilla II: el Rey de los monstruos; Latin America)[54]
  • Godzilla 2: King of Monsters (Годзилла 2: Король монстров; Russia)
  • Godzilla II: King of Monsters (Godzilla II: Rei dos Monstros; Brazil)
  • Godzilla II: King of the Monsters (哥吉拉II:怪獸之王 Gējílā II: Guàishòu zhī wáng; Taiwan)
  • Godzilla II: King of the Behemoths (哥斯拉II: 王者巨獸 Go1si1laai1 II: Wong4ze2 geoi6sau3; Hong Kong)
  • Godzilla 2 (Early title)
  • Fathom (Working title)

Videos

Production

Producer Alex Garcia announces that the film will shoot in Mexico City
Crowd scene in Mexico City

Trailers

"Reach Monarch" clip
Godzilla: King of the Monsters Official Trailer

Promotion

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 panel
Rotten Tomatoes Comic-Con 2018 interview

External Links

References

This is a list of references for Godzilla: King of the Monsters. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields to Write ‘Godzilla 2’ for Legendary (EXCLUSIVE) - Variety
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bear McCreary Will Compose ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Score, Incorporating Classic Themes [Comic-Con 2018 - /Film]
  3. ScreenRant - Godzilla: King of the Monsters Gets Official MPAA Rating
  4. 4.0 4.1 [1]
  5. Business Wire - Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse Kicks into Gear as the Next Godzilla Feature Gets Underway
  6. 'Godzilla' Sequel In The Works
  7. Collider.com Gareth Edwards interview
  8. Godzilla Director Game For Destroy All Monsters-type Sequel
  9. It's the news you've been waiting for. Monarch confirm Godzilla is not alone. Rodan! Mothra! King Ghidorah! #LegendarySDCC #SDCC - Twitter
  10. GODZILLA 2 Announced at Comic-Con; Will Feature Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah
  11. #SDCC15: Godzilla Sequel Promises to Deliver More Godzilla! - Dread Central
  12. Godzilla 2: Expect a "Bigger" and "Better" Sequel from Screenwriter Max Borenstein - Collider
  13. Legendary and Warner Bros. Pictures Announce Cinematic Franchise Uniting Godzilla, King Kong and Other Iconic Giant Monsters - Legendary
  14. 'Godzilla 2,' 'Godzilla vs. Kong' Stomp Out New Release Dates - The Wrap
  15. Director Gareth Edwards Exits 'Godzilla 2' - Deadline
  16. Wanda Unveils Plans for $8 Billion 'Movie Metropolis,' Reveals Details About Film Incentives
  17. Godzilla sequel and Pacific Rim sequel titles revealed - SuperHeroHype
  18. ‘Godzilla 2’ Finds Director in Michael Dougherty
  19. 'Stranger Things' Breakout Millie Bobby Brown Set to Star in 'Godzilla' Sequel (Exclusive)
  20. Kyle Chandler to Co-Star as Millie Bobby Brown’s Dad in ‘Godzilla’ Sequel (EXCLUSIVE)
  21. Vera Farmiga to Star as Millie Bobby Brown’s Mom in ‘Godzilla’ Sequel - Variety
  22. ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Star O’Shea Jackson Jr. Eyes ‘Godzilla’ Sequel (EXCLUSIVE) - Variety
  23. Production Weekly – Issue 1036 – Thursday, March 30, 2017 / 165 listings – 38 pages
  24. ‘Underground’s Aisha Hinds Boards ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’ - Deadline
  25. Anthony Ramos Books ‘A Star Is Born’ & ‘Godzilla’ Sequel- Deadline
  26. Charles Dance & Sally Hawkins Join ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’ | Deadline
  27. ZDoughterytwitter.png
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  29. Dougherty Twitter 3.JPG
  30. ‘Silicon Valley’ Star Thomas Middleditch Joins ‘Godzilla’ Sequel (EXCLUSIVE) - Variety
  31. Bradley Whitford Joins ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ - Variety
  32. ZHANG ZIYI JOINS “GODZILLA” SEQUEL AND LEGENDARY’S MONSTERVERSE AS KEY MONARCH FIGURE - The Tracking Board
  33. 'Godzilla Sequel Adds Elizabeth Ludlow - Deadline
  34. Every great organization has a beginning. Follow the timeline to learn about the history of Monarch. #KongSkullIsland
  35. 1973: Monarch launches its first expedition to the mythical “Skull Island.” #KongSkullIsland
  36. 1991: A covert Monarch team establishes a quarantine zone around a dormant volcano in Isle de Mona. #KongSkullIsland
  37. https://www.facebook.com/KongSkullIsland/videos/496867573984996/
  38. 38.0 38.1 TheWrap - ‘Rampage’ Breakout Star Jason Liles Joins ‘Godzilla: King of Monsters’ (Exclusive)
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 https://www.empireonline.com/movies/rampage-2/rampage-jason-liles-playing-king-ghidorah-godzilla-king-monsters/ Rampage's Jason Liles Playing King Ghidorah In Godzilla: King Of Monsters - Empire]
  40. https://screenrant.com/godzilla-2-doctor-sleep-movie-release-dates/ Godzilla 2 & Shining Sequel Doctor Sleep Set Release Dates - Screen Rant]
  41. Mike Dougherty on Twitter: "Yes."
  42. Metro US - Vera Farmiga talks us through her 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' character
  43. Godzilla unleashed 'atomic breath' in Godzilla: King of the Monsters first look
  44. [MONARCH on Twitter: "Monarch’s primary mission is to ensure the survival of humanity in the shadow of the ancient monsters threatening our world. And we need YOUR help."]
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 Alex Maxson on Twitter: "I'm very excited to be part of this team and working with @coolwatersprods! I'll being seeing all you G-Fans at many conventions and events this year! #Godzilla #Kingghidorah #ghidorah #monsterverse #Coolwatersprodcutions"
  46. GODZILLA 2 Movie tie-in - Amazon
  47. "DECLASSIFIED. Welcome to MONARCH, @bearmccreary." - Michael Dougherty on Twitter
  48. 48.0 48.1 48.2 Project Casting - MAJOR Feature Film is Now Casting a TON of Roles in Atlanta
  49. Bradley Whitford on IMDb
  50. 50.0 50.1 Yes, Godzilla 2 Will Have Much More Godzilla - Comic Con 2018
  51. Jonathan Howard on IMDb
  52. Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' MonsterVerse Kicks Into Gear as the Next Godzilla Feature Gets Underway
  53. Godzilla II King Of The Monsters - Trailer Ufficiale
  54. GODZILLA 2: EL REY DE LOS MONSTRUOS - Trailer 1 - Oficial Warner Bros. Pictures

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Sam The Giganfan

10 days ago
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Do you guys think we should replace the poster image with the one we got at Comic Con?
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Doomzilla

one month ago
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The trailer is nothing short but majestic, epic, terrifyingly awesome, and more. Easily the best thing coming from Comic Con which a pure joy for all Godzilla fans!
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

2 months ago
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Ah, the first look to the movie is now out, and I like it. I just hope there's more screentime for each kaiju [and not 9 minutes in a 2 hour movie] and battle scenes should be taking place in daylight [not in complete darkness where nothing you can see].
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Gojira2014

2 months ago
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just went to monarch sciences , i counted 22 titans around the globe, one of them have to be skull island and the siberian mystery.
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ItsDestoroyah

2 months ago
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There's an image which claims to be LegendaryRado's design. It is unconfirmed. I found it on thumbnails on videos. But here is what it looks like:

http://news....online-53934

We just have to wait and see if the rumor is true or not. It does look like him, but we can't trust everything on the internet. We have to wait and see what happens.
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Doomzilla

2 months ago
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Has anyone noticed during the 00:30 mark of the reach monarch clip sounded very similar to King Ghidorah?
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cant wait for the trailer!
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MojiGoji

2 months ago
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I bet Godzilla would be the only surviving kaiju at the end of the film. And only the imago form of Mothra would appear.
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

2 months ago
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Five years after the events of the 2014 film is still 2019 - the year when the film will be released.

My guess was right again, for the second time after Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle Netflix release date being July 18.
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MojiGoji

2 months ago
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I always thought that Godzilla would stomp to SDCC2018 in late July.
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Gojira2014

4 months ago
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I love how they went to compete with avenger's 4.

not a smart choice, legendary. why not june? nothing that major then.
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SkullIslandExplorer

3 months ago
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And to add insult to injury, this movie would have been released NEXT WEEK! BUT NOOOOO, we have to wait next YEAR! (Also, WOULD IT KILL LEGENDARY TO SHOW US WHAT KING GHIDORAH AND THE OTHER KAIJU WILL LOOK LIKE?!)
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SkullIsland

3 months ago
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They haven’t shown us what the designs will look like yet because it’s still 2018, and that would spoil the movie. Keeping the fans speculating about what happens builds hype. Also, if all the G’98 hate is any indication, the Godzilla fandom has serious problem of overreacting to a simple redesign of a character. An early reveal could spark a negative fan reaction.
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The King of the Monsters

3 months ago
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I wouldn't call the 1998 Godzilla design a "simple redesign" of the character. The hate for that movie was largely fueled by TriStar's insistence of not revealing anything about the design until release and then denying all leaks and attacking those who reported them, even though the leaks were real. Plus it was nearly universally just considered to be a poor movie upon release. All of those factors combined led to the perfect storm of backlash and hatred for the movie, some of which in my opinion was very well deserved.

Legendary isn't going to wait until the last second to show off their new monster designs either. They revealed the 2014 Godzilla design well ahead of release and didn't experience anything close to the fan backlash to the 1998 design. The new monster designs will likely be seen in trailers and merchandise leading up to the movie. Toho probably has Legendary on a tight leash regarding the portrayal of the monsters, and from what we've seen already of them I wouldn't expect any drastic redesigns on the level of Godzilla 1998.
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

4 months ago
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I hope the delay is worth it, because if the film's kaiju scenes are short and dark like in the 2014 film, than the delays are pointless and just a waste of time.
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Gojira2014

5 months ago
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p.s sorry if my first commen't is a bit long, i'm kinda a 'typer' if you know what i'm talking about XD
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Gojira2014

5 months ago
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hey guys! i'm new here.

i could go all day with my introduction, but i digress.

now for a quick question: what are your hopes for the monsterverse after godzilla vs kong? i would love to see multiple monsters join, but there's one that stands above the rest for me:varan.

now you might be wondering"why varan of all monsters?" simple, he's the most underused monster ever. toho want's nothing to do with him, he's bean scrapped time and time again though, witch means the must share some type of interest for him. he's probably not that hard for legendary to grab at all. he's perfect!.

now when it comes to varan in the monsterverse, i would like to see a trilogy: varan, varan 2:the flying alpha, and varan 3:the mechanical menace. the first movie would just be varan fighting some kinda new monster, perhaps another of his species. the flying alpha would have him fighting another of toho's library, preferably gorosaurus{perhaps kong can play special guest in this one]. and the mechanical menace would be him fighting a mecha varan of some sorts. it's pretty likely if the monsterverse goes beyond 2020, mechagodzilla's the first one to join, if that happens,more mechs aren't toout of the question.

but what do you think? wanna see varan, or does another monster catch your eye? let me know!
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Banjo234

4 months ago
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1. Gamera, nuff said. 2. I'd like to see a solo Anguirus film, or at least one film with Anguirus in it

3. I actually think they could bring Hedorah into the monsterverse in one way or another, even a simple cameo will do.
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Artzilla

3 months ago
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ZILLA. i want to see Zilla. maybe even Gabara if we can. we really need to up both their reputations. also a Varan trilogy would be nice, like a spinoff series.
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

6 months ago
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So after Godzilla and Kong in 1954 and 1971, Rodan was discovered first in 1991, than the MUTOs in 1999, followed by Mothra in 2009, Godzilla 2014 happened in 2014, two years later in 2016 that is when King Ghidorah was discovered.
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Monsterland Buddies

5 months ago
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It’s 1973, not 1971.
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SkullIsland

8 months ago
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O'Shea Jackson Jr. said the fight with Ghidorah and Godzilla will be the most unforgettable moment in the film, and he claims the film will be #1 in the box office cause of it.
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SkullIsland

3 months ago
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Not sure how that will happen since the film is going to be released the same month Avengers 4 comes out. Because MCU movies rarely fail. Should have done what rampage did.
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Astounding Beyond Belief

3 months ago
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There's four weeks between them, while Rampage only had two. Still, between Detective Pikachu and Aladdin, it's gonna be a crowded May.
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Ghidorahnumber1

8 months ago
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"The devil has three heads". Words cannot describe the excitement I felt after seeing this.
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Deathrock9

10 months ago
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It's kind of weird how by the time this comes out, there will have been four Godzilla movies since the one that this movie is a sequel to.
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Spinocroc123

10 months ago
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Yeah kinda.
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GojiFan2002

12 months ago
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Yoshimitsu Banno being a producer of Godzilla: King Of The Monsters but if he is already dead by then 2019.


Wat? .-.
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The King of the Monsters

12 months ago
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He's just being posthumously credited for acting as an executive producer on the film.
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CdrWikizilla

13 months ago
Score 1
People are talking about the Oxygen Destroyer being in this movie. I highly doubt that's true but I figured I'd make this comment to make sure.
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Deathrock9

13 months ago
Score 1
As recently revealed, they made a new prop of the Oxygen Destroyer that will likely appear in the movie as some sort of easter egg or reference to the original movie. It wouldn't be the first time the Oxygen Destroyer has reappeared in a movie.
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CdrWikizilla

13 months ago
Score 1
Ah ok. Cool
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Toa Hydros

15 months ago
Score 1
Any word on the plot?
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Astounding Beyond Belief

15 months ago
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Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah are in it. That's probably all we're getting until filming starts.
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MosuFan2004

14 months ago
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Monarch discovered King Ghidorah beneath the Antarctic ice. That's all we currently know.
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Deathrock9

14 months ago
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And Mothra was discovered in a cocoon or something inside a temple somewhere.
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S332749589ocdsb

14 months ago
Score 1
And Rodan is discovered in a volcano.
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The King of the Monsters

16 months ago
Score 1
I'm intrigued by the possibility that Charles Dance could be playing a much older James Conrad. I'm also really glad to see Sally Hawkins back, and hope the film gives some much-needed development to both her and Ken Watanabe's characters.
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Spinocroc123

16 months ago
Score 1
I could see that.
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SkullIsland

17 months ago
Score 1

There a casting call for Godzilla 2


http://www.l...asting-call/
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Kaiju4EVER

18 months ago
Score 1
I'm so excited for this movie!
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Deathrock9

18 months ago
Score 1
It's kind of cool that we're getting kaiju films every year now.

2014
Godzilla

2016
Shin Godzilla

2017
Kong: Skull Island
Godzilla Anime Movie

2018
Pacific Rim: Uprising

2019
Godzilla: King of the Monsters

2020
Godzilla vs. Kong
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SkullIsland

18 months ago
Score -1
Don't forget colossal
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MosuFan2004

18 months ago
Score 1
I live for this movie. I want to see Mothra come back so freakin' much!!! Can't wait to see how LegendaryMosuImago looks.
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Deathrock9

18 months ago
Score 1
I'm currently living for Godzilla vs. Kong.
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The King of the Monsters

19 months ago
Score 1
Good to see Kyle Chandler, whom I fondly remember as Bruce Baxter in the 2005 King Kong, being cast in the film. I'm also relieved that Ken Watanabe will be likely returning as Ishiro Serizawa, a character that I feel has a lot of potential and is probably the best choice to return out of the previous film's characters.
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Ryanhussain14

20 months ago
Score -1
I low-key want this movie to fix or explain the continuity discrepancies caused by Awakening with 2014.
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Spinocroc123

20 months ago
Score 1
I'm not so sure Legendary really minded about that comic anyway.
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The King of the Monsters

19 months ago
Score 1
If anything, it will either completely ignore that comic or completely wipe it away from canon.
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SkullIsland

18 months ago
Score 0
You could read my theory in the forums
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G&G-Fan

10 months ago
Score 0
It would be stupid if they wiped away Awakening from canon. I thought it was better than Godzilla 2014, honestly, and I wish they made that into a film and had that be the first MonsterVerse film (more Godzilla, Shinomura is much cooler than the MUTOs, more interesting story, better action, introduces Godzilla better, etc). And I didn't think the differences were that bad. As long as they were good, I was able to forget about them.
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The King of the Monsters

10 months ago
Score 0
It would be more stupid if they went out of their way to avoid contradicting a tie-in graphic novel that general audiences will not have read and that has been all-but ignored by subsequent media. I found the comic pretty lackluster and forgettable, but even ignoring quality it's pretty evident that Awakening isn't very high on the list of the MonsterVerse's priorities, nor should it be.
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Deathrock9

20 months ago
Score 1
PLOT TWIST: This film is an adaptation of the Godzilla: Monster of Monsters NES Creepypasta but with a slightly different title.
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Spinocroc123

21 months ago
Score 1
Yay! a new title!
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Toolen

23 months ago
Score 1
I don't know about the new writers. I'm a fan of Trick'r Treat, but I'm not sure if Michael Dougherty is the write writer for a Godzilla film. As for Zach Shields, I'm not particularly familiar with his work. What has he worked on besides Krampus?
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Titanollante

23 months ago
Score 1
Just a bunch of indie and short films and is currently working on a religious film. I have no clue how this guy got in here.
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The King of the Monsters

23 months ago
Score 1
Shields is probably just part of the package and comes with Dougherty. They both collaborated on Krampus, which was successful, so Legendary hired them both together. Dougherty has a much more established track record than Shields though.
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Toolen

23 months ago
Score 1
I just hope they come up with something that stays true to the spirit of the Godzilla franchise like the 2014 film was. Neither of these writers have much (if any) experience working on Kaiju films or the like. Is Dougherty even familiar with the old Godzilla films? I never took him for the type who would be interested in working on this kind of film.
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The King of the Monsters

23 months ago
Score 1
Dougherty has publicly stated that he grew up with the old Godzilla films. I think he was even considered to direct G14 before Edwards was chosen. I know a few years ago Dougherty was writing for a cancelled Disney movie called Calling All Robots, which would have been an animated tribute to the Showa Godzilla films.
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Toolen

22 months ago
Score 1
Oh. Well, that's certainly encouraging. If he grew up watching the old Godzilla films, he probably has a good idea of what fans will be expecting.
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Spinocroc123

24 months ago
Score 1
So if they get a director by this year would that mean that this film might be released earlier than usual?
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The King of the Monsters

24 months ago
Score 1
The movie is coming out on March 22, 2019 regardless of when they name a new director.
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Asantalo

23 months ago
Score 1
But Michael Dougherty is directing the movie.
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GodzillaIsland7.2

23 months ago
Score 2

That was already confirmed to be untrue:

https://twit...562253041664
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Indominus Rex 2016

24 months ago
Score 2
Who else wants to se Anguirus in this movie?
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Deathrock9

24 months ago
Score 2
I would be they've already got 4 monsters in it which all need to have their own amount of screen time. I dunno if they could squeeze Anguirus in there or not. Plus they have to get the rights to the character first.
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Kaijuuuuuuuu1

21 months ago
Score 1
For me Rodan, King Ghidorah, Rodan and Godzilla are enough if not too many.
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Les

19 months ago
Score 1

Never. Too.

Many.
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SkullIsland

18 months ago
Score 1
They need to throw in skeleturtle and Gojirin then it will be bound to get an Oscar and 100% on rotten tomatoes. Not to mention a broadway musical.
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KaijuPotato

15 months ago
Score 1
If it were up to me i would replace Mothra with Anguirus cause he deserves to be in Godzilla movies more than Mothra. And just as a bonus i would add Varan cause he hasn't been in a film in nearly 50 years.
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Spinocroc123

25 months ago
Score 1
i hope emmerich doesn't come back.
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Deathrock9

25 months ago
Score 2
I doubt they'll bring in Emmerich as the new director.
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Toolen

24 months ago
Score 2
I seriously doubt they're stupid enough to hire Emmerich as director. They're trying to avoid similarities with the 1998 film.
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Magara M&E

22 months ago
Score 1
After 1998 Toho won't allow it
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MosuFan2004

20 months ago
Score 1
I doubt that Emmerich is going to be the main villain in this film.
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Spinocroc123

20 months ago
Score 1
lol dugong