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Millie Bobby Brown hears voices in first footage from Godzilla: King of the Monsters

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Jul 19, 2018, 11:32 AM EDT (Updated)

Just days after the first photos from the film finally arrived, the first footage from Godzilla: King of the Monsters has landed in the form of a creepy viral clip.

Directed by Michael Doughtery (Krampus), the film is a sequel to 2014's Godzilla and the third installment, after Kong: Skull Island, in the Legendary Pictures Monsterverse that promises to bring all the iconic kaiju we love to the screen eventually.

Last week, we saw a shot of the titular monster showing off its famous atomic breath, along with a first look at lead characters Dr. Emma Russell (Bates Motel's Vera Farmiga) and her daughter Madison (Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown). Now, as we wait for a full trailer, we've got this seriously eerie clip to consider.

In the footage, Madison is sitting at a radio console repeatedly trying to reach someone. She finally says, "I'm trying to reach Monarch," referring to the organization within the franchise dedicated to the study of giant creatures like Godzilla, and that's when she gets a loud, very chaotic response. Check it out:

We don't yet know exactly what's going on at the other end of that radio transmission, but we do know that Dr. Russell -- a paleobiologist who "has figured out a way to communicate with the creatures and potentially control them using their bioacoustics on a sonar level" (according to Farmiga) -- is kidnapped in the film by a group even shadier than Monarch. So perhaps her daughter is left alone and calling for help.

We also know that more than one monster will be showing up in this film, so perhaps King Ghidorah or Mothra is behind the noise she's hearing. Also, notice that in some shots her hands are bandaged, while in others they aren't. This is either a continuity error or, more likely, an indication that her calls into that microphone are happening repeatedly over an extended period of time. 

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If you want more information on Monarch, the video references a Twitter account for the organization, which in turn links to a website where "civilian operatives" are being recruited. So the viral campaign for this film has clearly begun. Maybe by the time Comic-Con weekend is over, it'll bring a full trailer with it.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is in theaters May 31, 2019.

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