Five years after the Gareth Edwards-helmed reboot of Godzilla, the sequel is finally stomping into theaters very soon. Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be an even bigger movie, pitting the iconic title creature against three classic foes. Who will win the battle? Well, the next installment is called Godzilla vs. Kong, so let that help your guess.
Still, Godzilla isn’t going to have an easy fight in King of Monsters, as we see in the second trailer. And anyway, humanity doesn’t seem too safe from the destruction caused by multiple titans duking it out in the middle of major metropolises. As Ken Watanabe’s character says, we’re the monster’s pets now, but he can’t take care of all of us.
Watch the new trailer down below after reading everything we know about the epic sequel here:
What is the plot of the movie?
When we last saw Godzilla in the 2014 movie, he was heading back out to sea. Now, he'll be reawakened to battle three classic monster movie creatures: Mothra (the one that looks like a giant moth), Rodan (the giant pteranadon) and King Ghidorah (the three-headed winged dragon). Meanwhile, there will also be human characters, most of them involved with the crypto-zoological agency Monarch, facing off against the quartet of monsters - or at least the three new ones who didn't somewhat save the world last time.
Who will play these human characters?
Ken Watanabe and recent Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins reprise their roles from the 2014 movie as Monarch scientists. They're joined for the sequel by Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, Bradley Whitford, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, Charles Dance of Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley's Thomas Middleditch and Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown, who plays the daughter of Farmiga and Chandler's characters. Also: Zhang Ziyi, who we heard will appear in future installments as well.
Who is the director this time?
Taking over the franchise from Edwards (and Kong: Skull Island's Jordan Vogt-Roberts) is Michael Dougherty, who has experience with giant monster movies, having co-written and directed the 2015 horror comedy Krampus.
— Mike Dougherty (@Mike_Dougherty) May 22, 2018
Did he also co-write Godzilla: King of the Monsters?
Yes, the script for the sequel is by Dougherty, one of his Krampus collaborators, Zach Shields, and Max Bornstein, who worked on the previous Godzilla as well as Kong: Skull Island.
Will Kong show up in this movie?
While there's no way Kong will be a major player in Godzilla 2, we can bet there will be at least a hint of his presence at the end, maybe in a post-credits sequence. After all, he and Godzilla face off one year later in the Adam Wingard-helmed crossover Godzilla vs. Kong, due in theaters on May 22, 2020.
When does Godzilla: King of the Monsters come out?
We can see the king of the monsters go up against his three iconic foes in theaters on May 31, 2019.
Watch a trailer: