Today at San Diego Comic Con, Warner Bros held a panel in Hall-H for their upcoming films. Among the movies discussed and previewed at the panel is the sequel to the 2014 Godzilla film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Originally this film was intended to release in 2018, but it was pushed to 2019 when Gareth Edwards left as director. In addition, the film was delayed to its 2019 release after Legendary confirmed Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures were setting up a re-match for 2020 with Godzilla vs. King Kong! Kong: Skull Island helped to lay the foundation for this film, as its post-credit scene foreshadowed Godzilla’s newest opponents; these opponents are main allies/ foes in the character’s long standing history as Godzilla will face-off with Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah! Below is the official trailer:
Following the global success of “Godzilla” and “Kong: Skull Island” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological 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 super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is set to premiere on May 31, 2019 in North America. The film is directed by Michael Doughery, who also co-wrote the film with Zach Shields and Max Borenstein. It will star Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, and Millie Bobby Brown, as well as feature returning actors, Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins.