‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Director Explains How New Monsters Appear In the Film

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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.

Source: ComicBook.com


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