A new “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” trailer is out, with a better look at the cast that will be bringing the film to the big screen later this summer. The new installment follows the blockbuster hits “Godzilla” and “Kong: Skull Island” and is the latest joint project from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.
The last time we checked in with “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” was when the studio released the first trailer during San Diego Comic-Con. The new story has Godzilla fighting against some of the most popular monsters in pop-culture history, maybe for good or maybe for evil. According to the studio, the film “follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters”.
These gigantic brutes will include Godzilla, who will fight against Mothra, Rodan, and the three-headed King Ghidorah. The studio goes on to tease “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.”
The first “Godzilla” film had a $93M opening weekend back in 2014, the film went on to make over $200M domestically and over $529M worldwide. “Kong: Skull Island” did even better, starting with a $61M opening weekend before going on to make over $566M worldwide. This isn’t the first time that a cinematic ‘monster battle’ has been made, but we are excited to see the big-budget result of this new installment.
“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” was directed by Michael Dougherty, the film features Bradley Whitford, Millie Bobby Brown, and Vera Farmiga.
“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” is scheduled to release on May 31, 2019.
Warner Bros. Pictures has already started shooting “Godzilla vs. Kong,” the next installment to the growing franchise. Directing the film is Adam Wingard (“The Guest,” “You’re Next”) and it stars Alexander Skarsgård (“Big Little Lies,” “The Little Drummer Girl”), Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”), Rebecca Hall (“Christine,” “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women”), Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta,” “Widows”), Shun Oguri (“Gintama”), Eiza González (“Baby Driver”), Jessica Henwick (“Iron Fist”), Julian Dennison (“Deadpool 2”), along with Kyle Chandler (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Manchester by the Sea”) and Demián Bichir (“The Nun,” “The Hateful Eight”).