The Return of King Ghidorah (Showa)

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The Return of King Ghidorah
The Return of King Ghidorah artwork by Hurricane Ryu Hariken
Alternate titles Revenge of King Ghidorah,
King Ghidorah's Great Counterattack!
Planned release 1972
Concept history Godzilla vs. The Mutant StarfishGodzilla vs. Hedorah 2Godzilla vs. Red MoonGodzilla vs. the Space Monsters: Earth Defense DirectiveThe Return of King GhidorahGodzilla vs. Gigan: The Return of King GhidorahGodzilla vs. Gigan

The Return of King Ghidorah (キングギドラの大逆襲!,   Kingu Gidora no Daigyakushū!, lit. King Ghidorah's Great Counterattack!) is an unmade 1972 Godzilla film.

History

After Kaoru Mabuchi's script for Godzilla vs. the Space Monsters: Earth Defense Directive was discarded, Shinichi Sekizawa wrote a new treatment titled The Return of King Ghidorah. Anguirus, Megalon, and Majin Tuol were removed from the story and replaced with Rodan, Varan, and the new dragon-like monster named Mogu. This script underwent further alteration into Godzilla vs. Gigan: The Return of King Ghidorah before finally becoming Godzilla vs. Gigan.[1]

Plot

Operating from the Godzilla Tower, an alien brain named Miko sends King Ghidorah, Gigan, and Mogu to destroy Tokyo. Godzilla and Rodan intercept them, sending them retreating to space. But they return, and Godzilla and Rodan team up with Varan to combat them once again. Godzilla destroys the Godzilla Tower and kills Miko, and the three Earth monsters are able to defeat the space monsters once again and force them back into outer space.

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Son of Gorgo

28 months ago
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Godzilla, Anguirus, Rodan & Varan against King Ghidorah, Gigan, Megalon & Mogu. Now that would be awesome.
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Keizer Zilla

8 months ago
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Anguirus, Rodan and Varan were never pitched together in the same conecept. It was either Godzilla, Rodan and Anguirus or Godzilla, Rodan and Varan. But I agree it would be awesome.
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