Godzilla: King of the Monsters Director Reveals Film’s Easter Eggs & More

Spoiler alert for Godzilla: King of the Monsters. 

If you’ve seen Godzilla: King of the Monsters, then you’ve witnessed one of the biggest Godzilla spectacle films ever made. Godzilla fights two very ferocious titans, in King Ghidorah and Rodan, and he fights them a few times. We talked to production designer Scott Chambliss about creating these epic brawls, and he gave us great insight into how and why each monster was given its own specific origin point. King Ghidorah was frozen in a massive block of ice in Antarctica before he—they—emerge to fight Godzilla in the ice. Rodan was dormant in a volcano near Mexico City before he, too, erupts. Now co-writer and director Michael Dougherty has taken to Twitter to reveal just how much monster mythology and animal kingdom reality inspired the King of the Monsters.

For example, in one of the film’s most shocking sequences, King Ghidorah re-grows a fresh head after Godzilla rips one off. One curious fan had a great question about the regrown head:

Another great question concerns Mothra’s wings, and specifically touches on Mothra and Godzilla’s special relationship:

As for the big guy himself, he undergoes a few transformations in the film. At one point, he becomes, for lack of a better term, Fire Godzilla.

Then there are the direct callbacks to previous Godzilla films:

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is in theaters everywhere.

Featured image: Caption: KING GHIDORAH 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


Bryan Abrams

Bryan Abrams is the Editor-in-chief of The Credits. He's run the site since its launch in 2012. He lives in New York.