Godzilla: King of the Monsters will have the rebooted version of the Big G himself meeting new iterations of classic Toho Kaiju Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah — the first two of which are traditionally allies, and the last of which is his archnemesis. From the sound of things, the battle between Godzilla and that last monster is the one to look out for.
Collider managed to get a chance to speak with O’Shea Jackson Jr., one of the stars of the third movie in Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Monsterverse series. Jackson noted that the battle between Godzilla and the three-headed, armless dragon is one for the ages:
“In the last scene between Godzilla and King Ghidorah, I promise you, you will never forget it, in your life. As a nerd, I am foaming at the mouth to get in the editing room… Godzilla will be the number 1 movie. The way that [Godzilla] and Ghidorah fight… man… Kong better bring some shit.”
Even detractors of 2014’s Godzilla — which used its title monster sparingly yet effectively throughout until the very end of the film — will admit that the final battle between Godzilla himself and the two MUTO is pretty freaking cool. If this fight between Godzilla and King Ghidorah is even a third as cool as that, then we should be set for a creature feature like no other.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be released on March 22, 2019. The film’s cast includes Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, Anthony Ramos, Charles Dance, Elizabeth Ludlow, Zhang Ziyi, Anthony Ramos, Ken Watanabe, Randy Havens, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, Thomas Middleditch, Bradley Whitford, and Sally Hawkins. The film will feature the iconic kaiju Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah, and of course, Godzilla himself.
The film will be followed by Godzilla vs. Kong, currently slated for a May 22, 2020 release date.
10 ‘Godzilla’ Kaiju That Need To Be In The MonsterVerse
With both 2014’s Godzilla and this year’s Kong: Skull Island managing to outperform expectations, the MonsterVerse from Legendary Pictures and Warner Brothers is off to a good start. That being said, there’s room for growth amongst the roster of kaiju – thus far, only five classic kaiju have been confirmed to exist in the MonsterVerse: Godzilla, King Kong, Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah, and of those, we’ve only seen two of them in action. Should the series continue to succeed, the setting’s going to need more than original monsters like the M.U.T.O. and the Skullcrawlers – it will need to pull in some fan-favorite monsters from the classic creature features to keep things interesting. Here are ten of Toho’s best kaiju that would make fine additions to the MonsterVerse, with explanations of who they are and why they need to be a part of the setting.