was able to reveal two never before seen images from Godzilla: King of the Monsters and talked to the director Michael Dougherty about how this new Godzilla movie is going to relate to the 2014’s Godzilla.
“The world is reacting to Godzilla in the same way we would react to any other terrifying incident, in that we are overreacting,”
says director Michael Dougherty. "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.”
Other beasts to be included in King of the Monsters is the three-headed King Ghidorah, the giant insect Mothra, and another flying monster, Rodan, who in the original Japanese movies could create hurricane-force winds.
“Rodan’s been kind of a sidekick character, but I’ve always had a soft spot for him”
says Dougherty. “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.”
Godzilla also reveals he has the ability to exhale “atomic breath.”
Dougherty comments, "It takes place at a very key moment and it’s a sort of call to arms.”
Besides all the big beasts, the 2019 movie will also have some humans in it including Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga), a scientist working for the beastie-hunting organization Monarch, and her daughter Madison, who is portrayed by Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown. The pair are kidnapped by what Dougherty describes as “a mysterious organization, with their own plans for the creatures.” The director cast Kyle Chandler as Mark Russell, Emma’s ex-husband and Madison’s father, who embarks on a rescue mission with Godzilla veterans Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins.