It’s a Kaiju Mosh Pit in New Godzilla: King of the Monsters Trailer

Godzilla has been around a long time. In Godzilla: King of the Monsters our tortured history with the most iconic beast in cinema has come to a point of clarity. Godzilla was clearly a good guy in Gareth Edwards‘ 2014 Godzilla, but it took nearly the entire film’s runtime for folks on the ground to realize that. In this new trailer for director Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, most folks get hip to their need for Godzilla’s help much quicker. Funny how quickly things are clarified when a trio of gigantic Titans starts marauding across the planet.

Check out Ken Watanabe’s Dr. Ishiro Serizawa petting Godzilla. Dr. Serizawa understands that the only chance humanity has against Rodan and King Ghidorah is the big guy. Vera Farmiga’s Dr. Emma Russell states it outright: “Our planet will perish  and so will we unless we set Godzilla free.” It’s a power statement and it rhymes! If you’re wondering, wait, what about Mothra, it appears like the colossal flying moth is also on the side of the angels.

The new trailer is a doozy—it’s set to a rendition of “Over the Rainbow.” The massive Titans slam, slash and breathe fire into everything in sight. Millie Bobby Brown’s Madison Russell will no doubt find herself in the middle of the monster mayhem.

The cast is superb. Joining Watanabe, Farmiga and Brown are Kyle Chandler, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn, and Zhang Ziyi.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters smashes into theaters May 31, 2019.

Featured image: Godzilla rises from the depths and unleashes his atomic breath to claim his crown as King of the Monsters in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Courtesy of Warner. Bros Pictures


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