Godzilla is a loose cannon all on his own—imagine what would happen when he collides with other nightmarish beasts. In Godzilla: King of the Monsters (due out May 31, 2019) it’s been five years since the disastrous events of 2014’s Godzilla, with no sightings of the beast. Director Michael Dougherty tells Entertainment Weekly, “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.”
This time around, more mythical monsters from the original Japanese movies will join the cast, including the three-headed King Ghidorah, the giant insect Mothra, and the flying monster Rodan. Dougherty says, “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… I think we’ve done him justice.”
And you can’t have a Godzilla movie without humans for him to terrorize! The 2019 film will feature Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga) a scientist working for the beastie-hunting organization Monarch. Millie Bobby Brown will play her daughter Madison. Kyle Chandler will play Mark Russell, Emma’s ex-husband and Madison’s father. Chandler also costarred in Peter Jackson’s 2005 remake of King Kong, so he should be a pro at monster movies by now. Godzilla veterans Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins will return as members of Monarch.
Without giving away too much, Dougherty reveals that Godzilla’s super weapon in the new movie is his atomic breath. Someone get that monster a breath mint!