Godzilla: King of the Monsters director Michael Dougherty shared a brand new piece of concept art showing off the Kaiju Behemoth.
While it may not have been the commercial success that Warner Bros. was hoping for, Godzilla: King of the Monsters was well received by both fans and critics for its daunting set pieces and stylish action sequences. One of the biggest complaints of 2014’s Godzilla was that the titular character barely received any screen time and that his foes weren’t particularly varied or menacing. With Godzilla: King of Monsters, Dougherty attempted to switch things up and give the titular kaiju some more colorful foes to fight.
Taking to his social media channels, Michael Dougherty showed off a piece of concept art for Titanus Behemoth, one of the brand new kaijus created just for the film. You can check out the concept art for the Godzilla: King of the Monsters kaiju below. Be sure to press play on the video so you can see a full 360 view of Behemoth.
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TITANUS BEHEMOTH Of all the new monsters created for the film, Behemoth was probably my favorite. Since nearly all kaiju are usually giant reptiles, insects, or some hybrid, it was fun to come up with a new mammal that combined traits of woolly mammoths, apes, and giant sloths. We even came up with rich backstories for each new creature and imagined Behemoth was capable of going bipedal when necessary, allowing him to take a swipe at an opponent with his claws. Normally, he’s a peaceful herbivore grazing on giant prehistoric trees with his herd, although at one point we considered adding massive cuffs and broken chains around his limbs to hint that he was once captured and used as a warbeast by some ancient society. He also likes belly rubs and getting groomed by #Kong. #Godzilla #creaturedesign #Behemoth #GodzillaKingOfTheMonsteers @MPC_Film
In the caption, Dougherty writes that the giant beast is a cross between a wooly mammoth, an ape, and a giant sloth. Behemoth was just one of many new kaijus that Godzilla had to fight in the film, alongside classic Toho ones including Rodan and Ghidorah.
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Godzilla will next appear in Godzilla vs. Kong:
In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into uncharted terrain and unearths clues to the Titans’ origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.
Directed by Adam Wingard from a script written by Terry Rossio, Godzilla vs Kong stars Julian Dennison, Alexander Skarsgård, Brian Tyree Henry, Demian Bichir, Eiza González, Rebecca Hall, Jessica Henwick, Lance Reddick, Kyle Chandler, and Millie Bobby Brown.
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Source: Michael Dougherty