Back in August of 2017 while filming King of the Monsters, director Michael Dougherty took to Twitter to tease the Oxygen Destroyer used in the original 1954 movie and the 1995 film Godzilla vs. Destoroyah.
In a new interview, Michael Dougherty confirms the Oxygen Destroyer will be used in King of the Monsters and that it will be more than just a nod to the previous movies.
“It appears as an important key item to the story, this is not a cameo,” Dougherty confirms to the Japanese site Cinema Today. “Of course there will also be other weapons created by humanity that will be shown.”
In the 1954 original movie, the Oxygen Destroyer is used to kill Godzilla, while in the 1995 film, the Oxygen Destroyer creates the monster Destoroyah who appears as three forms in the flick. Destoroyah’s final version stands twice the size of the King of the Monsters and sports bat-like wings with large curved horns on its head, a humanoid body structure, a long tail, and pincer.
Maybe Destoroyah will be used in a third standalone Godzilla movie or even in the next film, Godzilla vs. Kong?
— Mike Dougherty (@Mike_Dougherty) August 14, 2017
Godzilla: King of the Monsters gets released on May 31, 2019 directed by Michael Dougherty starring Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Charles Dance, Kyle Chandler, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Sally Hawkins, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Ziyi Zhang, and Ken Watanabe.
Following the global success of Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. 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.