Rick Stanton

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Rick Stanton
Rick Stanton in Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Species Human
Nationality American
Affiliation Monarch
Occupation Monarch crypto-sonographer[1]
Related to Dennis Stanton (son),
Kelly Stanton (daughter-in-law)[1]
First appearance Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Played by Bradley Whitford
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Oh yeah, sure. Let's bring him in for a beer. You outta your goddamn mind?

— Rick Stanton, in response to Mark Russell asking to open the Castle Bravo shields as Godzilla approached the base (Godzilla: King of the Monsters)

Rick Stanton is a Monarch scientist who appears in the 2019 Legendary Pictures Godzilla film Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

Stanton began his career as a communications engineer before joining Landsat as a satellite mapping technician in the 1980's. While working for Landsat, he overheard company rumors about a covert expedition to the uncharted Skull Island in 1973, and reached out to one of the supposed project leads, Houston Brooks. The two quickly became friends, and Brooks introduced Stanton to his colleague Ishiro Serizawa. With both Brooks and Serizawa believing him a good fit for the organization, Stanton was recruited into Monarch, where he remains to this day. Stanton oversaw Monarch's satellite tracking system before being assigned to the underwater surveillance base Castle Bravo. As a Crypto-Sonographer for Monarch, Stanton's job is to tune into the sounds given off by the Titans around the world and use them to predict behaviors and movements and issue early warnings to the organization. Stanton records all of these sounds and catalogs them in Monarch's Titan audio forensics database dubbed "the Ark." Stanton is described as brilliant but high-strung, and his dedication to his work gives him little time for his personal life. Stanton has been divorced three times, and is effectively married to his work.[1]


Rick is somewhat of a naysayer, with a sarcastic sense of humor. He initially has a cynical outlook on the Titans awakening, believing that all of them will seek the world's destruction, which puts him at odd with Ilene Chen. However, his views on the giant creatures improve over the course of the war against Ghidorah.



Godzilla: King of the Monsters

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  • According to director Michael Dougherty, Rick Stanton is loosely based on the character Rick Sanchez from the animated television series Rick and Morty, as reflected in his name, personality, sarcastic sense of humor, and his penchant for drinking.[2]


This is a list of references for Rick Stanton. 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 1.2 Monarch Sciences
  2. Walkuski, Eric (21 March 2019). "Set Visit: Everything we learned from the Godzilla: King of the Monsters set". JoBlo.


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