Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a film that's already packed with kaiju, but could even more legendary creatures be joining the fray?
King of the Monsters director Michael Dougherty took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con's Hall H Saturday -- joined by stars Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Thomas Middleditch, and O'Shea Jackson Jr. -- to unveil the stunning first trailer for the film, and in the process hinted that we could be in for more monsters than we thought.
Before the footage arrived, Dougherty revealed that he'd done his best to create the proper mood on the set, blasting Godzilla's iconic roar out through a massive speaker during scenes when the monster makes its appearance. It seems to have worked. Brown, who'd never seen a Godzilla film before signing on to King of the Monsters, found it a little "nerve-wracking" to take on such a massive franchise, particular with a monster that dwarfs the Demogorgon from Stranger Things. For Jackson, who made his breakthrough in Straight Outta Compton, it was a chance to be part of another pop culture icon.
"I've been waiting for this movie...it's a childhood dream and I'm glad to be part of it," he said.
We knew even before the footage was unveiled that the film would feature the iconic kaiju Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah, in addition to the title monster, and the trailer did not disappoint us in that regard. When asked if those were the only monsters we'd see, Dougherty hinted that "there might be more surprises" in the film.
Now, we have no idea what he's hinting at there, but let's look at the possibilities for a second. The 2014 Godzilla film introduced a pair of brand new kaiju to the universe, so there's always the chance the sequel could do that again. Then there are also the countless foes from Godzilla's past to consider. A lot of the trailer took place in or near water, so what about Ebirah? Could it be Anguirus? How about Hedorah? Or, there's still another exciting possibility: What if Kong shows up, even in a post-credits sequence, to set up the promised showdown of Godzilla vs. Kong? That's not a stretch at all.
Whatever Dougherty and company have planned, we'll find out for sure when Godzilla: King of the Monsters hits theaters May 31, 2019.
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