The world just became a whole lot more dangerous thanks to the devastating new trailer for “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” that made its debut Saturday at Comic-Con.
A followup to 2014’s “Godzilla”, this big-budget creature feature features a cast including Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Thomas Middleditch and O’Shea Jackson Jr., who appeared onstage at Comic-Con alongside writer/director Michael Doughtery.
“This is a childhood dream, and I’m glad I get to be a part of it,” Jackson told fans, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
Farmiga added that she has “been daydreaming about monsters my whole life” before landing her role in “Godzilla”, playing a scientist from Monarch Sciences, the same organization featured in “Kong: Skull Island”.
Laying waste to skyscrapers alongside Godzilla will be such legendary monsters as Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah, but Dougherty teased that “there might be a few more surprises” when it comes to other monsters that may show up (as THR reminds, a King Kong/Godzilla movie is scheduled for release in 2020).
“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,” reads the film’s official synopsis.
“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,” the synopsis continues. “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.”
“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” will stomp its way into theatres on May 31, 2019.