We’re only about two months out from Godzilla: King of the Monsters giving audiences a showdown they’re likely to never forget. Pitting the king himself against the various other MUTO in the MonsterVerse, the sequel to 2014’s smash hit is going to need to pack quite a punch to match up to that previous success. Judging by the clip shown below, it looks like Godzilla will have no problem delivering the goods:
The bulk of the new footage in this look at director Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters seems to take place at an underwater observation post for the cryptozoological organization known as Monarch. With the returning faces of Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins, alongside franchise newbies Kyle Chandler and Thomas Middleditch, we see Godzilla engaging in an intimidation display for all aboard to see.
Of course, what good is an intimidation display of glowing light if it isn’t followed up by Godzilla swimming too close for comfort? As you see in the dialogue presented in the scene, that message is more than gladly received. This triggers some quick shots of Rodan being released from a volcano, King Ghidorah spewing fire breath from all three heads, and tons of property destruction. All in the name of crowning the true king of the monsters.
Now there’s something interesting to note in this new look at footage from Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and it’s all to do with Vera Farmiga’s Dr. Emma Russell. In the latest trailer, there’s a brief moment where Dr. Russell is looking rather distressed, and either injured and/or dying.
As the rain hits her face, and she gazes at something off camera, she says, “Long live the king,” much as Charles Dance did in the first look at the film. While some might think that pertains to Godzilla himself, there could be another interpretation.
For instance, Dr. Russell could be cheering on King Ghidorah, who seems to be the MUTO head honcho squaring off against Godzilla’s sort of rogue agent of balance in the world. After all, it’s her band of rogue scientists that seem to be deliberately releasing the would be Titans from their prisons around the globe.
This is far from confirmed, but just something to think about in the run up to Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and the implications it might have for the film.
Despite whatever this footage from Godzilla: King of the Monsters means in the long run, the short term effect is that we’re just that much more anxious to see the film. And if this sort of action doesn’t get your heart going, then there’s plenty of other fish in the sea. Just make sure they steer clear of Godzilla and his challengers when the big fight goes off.