Let’s be honest: as great as everything we’ve seen so far from Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures, and Toho Co. Ltd. has been for Godzilla: King of the Monsters – they had us hooked the first time we saw those military fighter jets flying behind Godzilla as his back-up as he makes his way to a righteous Kaiju battle royal.
But in case you need a little more convincing that there’s going to be some serious monster-on-monster crime taking place, here’s a look at the honest-we-swear final trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters:
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.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters was directed by Michael Dougherty (Krampus), and stars Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street, Manchester by the Sea) as well as Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Conjuring films); Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) in her feature film debut; Bradley Whitford (Get Out, The West Wing); Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water, Blue Jasmine); Charles Dance (Game of Thrones); Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s Silicon Valley); Aisha Hinds (Star Trek Into Darkness); O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton); Oscar nominee David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck), with Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) and Golden Globe nominee Ziyi Zhang (Memoirs of a Geisha, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).
Dougherty directed from a script he wrote with Zach Shields, based on the character “Godzilla” owned and created by Toho Co. Ltd. The film was produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, and Brian Rogers, with Zach Shields, Barry Waldman, Hiro Matsuoka, Keiji Ota, Yoshimitsu Banno, and Kenji Okuhira serving as executive producers, and Ali Mendes and Jay Ashenfelter co-producing for Legendary.
A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, in association with Toho Co. Ltd., Godzilla: King of the Monsters stomps into theaters beginning May 31, 2019.
It will be distributed in 3D and 2D and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho; and in China, where it will be distributed by Legendary East.