Godzilla 2 has Started Filming With Three Iconic Monsters as Adversaries
Legendary and Warner Bros. have released a statement that will be music to the ears of all you mega monster fans; Godzilla 2 has begun filming. After the commercial and critical success of Kong: Skull Island, one can surmise that the still untitled Godzilla 2 will be just as ambitious, as the former was not only inspired by Apocalypse Now, but featured some serious monster-on-monster action.
Godzilla will face an even sterner test than he did in Rogue One director Gareth Edwards 2014’s smash. In that film, Godzilla faced off against a pair of MUTOs (massive unidentified terrestrial organisms) that were gorging on nuclear energy and laying waste to human beings in the process. Godzilla rose up and took out the two monsters, but paid quite a price in the process, nearly dying for his efforts. Here's what Godzilla's up against in the sequel, per the film's official synopsis:
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.
In Godzilla 2, Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus director Michael Dougherty has taken the reigns, from a script he co-wrote the script with Zach Shields. The cast is very strong, with Bloodline star Kyle Chandler, Psycho star Vera Farmiga, and Stranger Things breakout Millie Bobby Brown playing a family at the heart of the action. Straight Outta Comptom’s O’Shea Jackson Jr., Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’s Zhang Ziyi, Get Out’s Bradley Whitford, Game of Thrones’ Charles Dance, and Star Trek: Into Darkness’s Aisha Hinds join them. Returning from the 2014 hit are Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins.
This continues Warner Bros. interconnected Monster Universe, which began with Edwards 2014’s Godzilla and this year’s Kong: Skull Island. When Godzilla 2 debuts on March 22, 2019, it will be the third in the series, which will set up the battle royale we're all waiting for— director Adam Wingard’s Godzilla vs. Kong on May 22, 2020.
Featured image: 2014's Godzilla. Courtesy Warner Bros. & Legendary Pictures