Godzilla: King of the Monsters director Mike Dougherty explained the sudden monster appearances in the upcoming sequel.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is set to debut a plethora of classic Godzilla monsters to Legendary’s MonsterVerse. Before Godzilla takes on Kong next year, he will first battle Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah in King of the Monsters. During a set visit, ComicBook.com spoke with Godzilla: King of the Monsters director Mike Dougherty where he explained the addition of new monsters in the sequel:
“It’s not like the monsters are suddenly popping up out of nowhere, they’ve always been here, they were here before we were. So, the concept we’re running with is that this will belong to them. You know, if anything, [we’re] a really invasive species, and we’ve simply rediscovered something that’s always been underneath our feet, literally. That, they are in some way, the old gods, the first gods. And that’s something that we’re also trying to bring to this film, a mythological, almost biblical, backdrop to these creatures.”
Which classic Godzilla monster are you most excited to see in King of the Monsters? Sound off in the comments below!
Here’s a plot synopsis for the upcoming film:
Following the global success of “Godzilla” and “Kong: Skull Island” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. 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.
Directed by Michael Dougherty from a script written by Max Borenstein, Michael Dougherty, and Zach Shields, Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, O’Shea Jackson Jr., with Ken Watanabe, and Zhang Ziyi.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be released in theaters on May 31, 2019.
New Avengers: Endgame Figure Gives Us The Best Look At Jeremy Renner’s Ronin Costume Yet
New Avengers: Endgame merchandise from Hasbro's Legends toy line gives us the best look at Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye alter-ego in the film, Ronin.
Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye was absent from all of the events in Avengers: Infinity War. Black Widow revealed that Jeremy Renner's Clive Barton took a deal after Captain America: Civil War and went away to live with his family on house arrest. No one really knows what's going on with Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye after Avengers: Infinity War but the introduction of his famous alter-ego from the comic books, Ronin, may give us clues about the direction he's headed.
Ronin was first introduced during the events of the famous Marvel storyline Secret Invasion. Although Clive Barton wasn't Ronin at first, which was actually an assassin named Maya López. But fter the death of López, Hawkeye took on the mantle of Ronin later on in the story.
Jeremy Renner's new identity, Ronin, has been teased ever since BTS photos of Avengers: Endgame leaked some months ago and later confirmed by the first trailer for the film. Now, the Legends toy line gives us the best look at the character yet, showing us a very comic accurate version for the movie. Check him out in the gallery below.
Several theories point out that Jeremy Renner's Ronin lost his family, or some part of it, during the Decimation event so now he's rejoining the Avengers in order to avenge them. Although other theories point out that Katherine Langford's character will be none other than Jeremy Renner's Clive Barton daughter Kate Bishop, and that he's been training her to eventually pick up the mantle of Hawkeye. Whether she was a victim of the Decimation event or if she's working with her to avenge his family, is anyone's guess at the moment.
What role do you think Jeremy Renner's Ronin/Hawkeye will play in Avengers: Endgame? Sound off in the comment section down below!
This year’s first Marvel Studios film to hit theaters will be Carol Danvers’ own Captain Marvel. Here’s the film’s synopsis:
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Captain Marvel is now in theaters.
Next in line is Avengers: Endgame after that. Here’s the synopsis for it:
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.
Avengers: Endgame is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 26, 2019.
Source: Comicbook Movie