Godzilla is more than a month out from theaters, but hype for the kaiju’s comeback is growing with each day. As the creature prepares to launch itself back onto the big screen, Warner Bros. is here to celebrate, and some lucky fans got a peek at never-before-seen footage of Godzilla: The King Of Monsters at Wonder Con 2019.
And, as fans have put it, the footage shown is very appropriately described as mind-blowing.
Warner Bros. gave a very special look of Godzilla:King of the Monster at Wonder Con
Recently, Warner Bros. gave fans at Wonder Con a very special look at Godzilla: King of the Monster. The film held a panel where director Mike Dougherty made a surprise appearance, and a special clip from the sequel was shown to fans.
As netizens attending the panel stressed, security was tight for the panel, so no leaked footage from the screening has gone live. However, a fan on Reddit known as angelofthenerd wrote up a description of the clip which you can read up on below, but be warned! There are MAJOR spoilers below for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, so please proceed with caution!
About the footage
“It starts off with footage of destruction and storms around the world while Admiral Stenz is talking. Then we cut to Dr Emma Russel as she is trying to free King Ghidorah. She causes some explosion and Ghidorah starts moving, she then gets on a plane and taps a screen which plays a sound that makes King Ghidorah come out of the ice. Then King Ghidorah starts killing the people around him, he even uses his gravity beams on people its crazy. Next we see Godzilla come out of the water to confront King Ghidorah, it then skips to footage of Rodan fighting some jets and then actually eating someone. Rodan also fights Mothra for a brief second and then it shows more scenes of the titans that we have seen and it ends off with a short clip of Burning Godzilla’s face, his eyes are glowing orange.”
About the star cast
Directed by Michael Dougherty, Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Ken Watanabe, Bradley Whitford, among many other talents. The film is currently scheduled to hit theaters May 31 with Godzilla vs. Kong scheduled for a 2020 release after.
The synopsis for Godzilla: King of the Monsters reads as such, “The new story follows the heroic efforts of the cryptozoological 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 superspecies, thought to be mere myths, rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.”
The human Element
The monsters — and their epic battles that are partially inspired by the Bible’s Book of Revelation — might be the star of the show, but that doesn’t mean that the human characters are irrelevant.
“There’s a strong family story,” Dougherty said, which involves the dynamic between Dr. Mark Russell (Kyle Chandler), Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga), and their daughter Madison (Millie Bobby Brown), who are all dealing with the trauma of surviving the 2014 Godzilla attacks. Screenwriters Zach Shields described the story as “Kramer vs. Kramer vs. Godzilla.”
“[The movie] is about our ability to coexist with each other and a higher power,” Shields added.