With the Godzilla sequel currently in production, fans are eager to see the how the next installment of Legendary’s burgeoning MonsterVerse will lead into the much-anticipated showdown between the titular kaiju and King Kong. However, it appears the King of Monsters will have to win a fight or two before he faces off against the King of Apes as director Mike Dougherty has teased the appearance of several classic Toho monsters in the Godzilla sequel.
Dougherty shared an image of a call sheet where the names of classic movie monsters King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan were listed.
You can check out the image in the post below!
— Mike Dougherty (@Mike_Dougherty) June 26, 2017
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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.
The film stars Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Zhang Ziyi, Anthony Ramos, Ken Watanabe, Randy Havens, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, Thomas Middleditch, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins and Charles Dance.
Godzilla 2 will be released in theaters on March 22, 2019.
‘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.