With Kong out of the bag, and onto DVD and Blu-Ray, Legendary has been hard at work teasing us with files of their program Monarch, which finds and keeps track of the super-megafauna which still hide in the darker corners of the world. Legendary has been teasing us with new monster sightings via their video timelines and Monarch’s Twitter account, focusing in on significant discoveries.
We’ve seen Godzilla, and King Kong, but we’re well aware that Godzilla’s familial company has granted Legendary permission to use other giant beasts as well.
So far, we’ve been taunted by the discoveries of a beast with three heads, which is most likely King Ghidorah, as well as a hint of what is probably Rodan. This past weekend, they released a new clip and an image, revealing the discovery of yet another monster which looks suspiciously like something else we’re familiar with from the classic Toho line.
This looks like it can only be the giant Lepidopteran known as Mothra. We already knew these three were going to be included, but seeing the proof in image and video form just makes all that much more exciting!
It looks like Legendary’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, set for release in 2019, is ready to deliver the huge monster throw-down that it’s been rumored to be. Current suggestions are that this will be a re-imagining of the 1964 Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Monster, which saw Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra fight together to take the movie’s namesake down. It remains to be seen if Legendary’s Godzilla is as willing to accept such help.
Anticipation just keeps building to see Legendary’s take on these classic giants in their new MonsterVerse, as well as what other creatures we might see even further down the road. (Gigan, anyone?)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters, directed and written by Micheal Dougherty (Superman Returns, Trick ‘r Treat, X-Men: Apocalypse), and featuring Ken Watanabe (Godzilla, The Last Samurai) and Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) is slated for release on March 22, 2019.
It’s being followed up with Godzilla Vs. King Kong, directed by Adam Wingard (Blair Witch, Death Note), in 2020.