Entertainment Weekly featured exclusive preview images for Godzilla: King of the Monsters which included a look at Godzilla’s iconic atomic breath.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the upcoming sequel to 2014’s Godzilla which followed the story of an Earth that only first learns of Godzilla’s existence. Entertainment Weekly recently published an exclusive first look at the sequel including two exclusive images, pictured above and below.
According to the director of the new film, Michael Dougherty, the citizens of the world did not take the news of Godzilla’s existence well despite not seeing him since the events of the 2014 movie. He had the following to say in Entertainment Weekly’s first look.
“The world is reacting to Godzilla in the same way we would react to any other terrifying incident, in that we are overreacting, 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.”
Dougherty goes on to describe his excitement for a specific classic Godzilla monster, the flying Rodan.
“Rodan’s been kind of a sidekick character, but I’ve always had a soft spot for him. 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.”
When asked if he could expand on the description, “atomic breath,” for the special attack featured in the above image, Dougherty replied, “Not without giving away too much, but it takes place at a very key moment and it’s a sort of call to arms.” When asked if Godzilla: King of the Monsters sets up the story for Godzilla vs. Kong which is set to release in 2020, Dougherty said this:
“It’s not like we’re bending over backwards to introduce Kong, but there’s definitely some bread crumbs.”
The image below shows Dr. Emma Russel (Vera Farmiga) and her daughter, Madison (Millie Bobby Brown). Emma is a scientist working for an organization called Monarch which Entertainment Weekly describes as a “beastie-hunting organization.”
The story of the film finds Emma and her Madison being kidnapped by “a mysterious organization, with their own plans for the creatures,” according to Dougherty. It’s up to Emma’s ex-husband, Mark Russel (Kyle Chandler), and two Monarch members played by Godzilla veterans Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is set to release on May 31st, 2019.
Source: Entertainment Weekly