It’s a Gnarly Brawl in Final Trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters

The early reactions to Godzilla: King of the Monsters were so positive we had some people calling it the event movie of the year, and this is after Avengers: Endgame already stormed into theaters. Comparing this kaiju battle royale to the biggest Marvel movie of all time seems a little unnecessary, but the important point is that folks were fired up about Godzilla’s epic return. Now Warner Bros. has released a final look to tease the central monster-on-monster battles in the movie. If you don’t want to know what it looks like when Godzilla takes on King Ghidorah, look away. If you do want to know what that looks like and have it set to LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out,” this trailer is for you.

Directed by Michael Doughtery from a script he co-wrote with Zach Shields and a story by Max Borenstein, King of the Monsters eschews Gareth Edwards’ moodier, less monster-crazy 2014 Godzilla in favor of a straight up kaiju brawl. As Fandango‘s Erik Davis Tweeted, this is the film Godzilla fans have been waiting for:

This final trailer certainly feels like it depicts scenes that were taken from a very vividly drawn kaiju smackdown. It’s thrilling. Check out the new trailer here:

Here’s the 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 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.

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

Featured image: Caption: (L-R) KING GHIDORAH and GODZILLA in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


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