Check out a first look at Godzilla: King of the Monsters!
Details include the sequel is set about five years from the 2014 movie.
“The world is reacting to Godzilla in the same way we would react to any other terrifying incident, in that we are overreacting,” director Michael Dougherty tells EW.com, with it noted Godzilla hasn’t been seen since that destructive finale, “but there’s paranoia and endless speculation about whether he is the only one out there or whether we’re threatened by others like his kind.”
The “others like his kind” include the three-headed King Ghidorah, the giant insect Mothra, and another flying monster, Rodan.
“Rodan’s been kind of a sidekick character, but I’ve always had a soft spot for him” Dougherty said. “In a lot of ways he’s more powerful than Godzilla. He’s like this winged A-bomb. I think we’ve done him justice.”
Dougherty also explains Godzilla’s atomic breath, but doesn’t give too much away.
“It takes place at a very key moment and it’s a sort of call to arms,” he said.
Plot details revealed for Godzilla: King of the Monsters include that Vera Farmiga’s Dr. Emma Russell is a scientist working for Monarch, and her daughter Madison, who is portrayed by Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown, get kidnapped by a “a mysterious organization, with their own plans for the creatures.”
Kyle Chandler plays Mark Russell, Emma’s ex-husband and Madison’s father, who embarks on a rescue mission with two more Monarch members, played by 2014 Godzilla veterans Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins.
Dougherty also revealed there is a connection to the next film, Godzilla vs King Kong.
“It’s not like we’re bending over backwards to introduce Kong, but there’s definitely some bread crumbs,” he said.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters has a May 31, 2019 release.