Godzilla: King of the Monsters is gearing up to be a voracious showdown between some of cinema’s most infamous monsters, and a new trailer for the film demonstrates just how those fights will shape up.
The new trailer’s focus is on the impending battle between good kaiju and bad ones. King Ghidorah, the three-headed beast; giant insect Mothra; and Rodan, another peculiar-looking flying monster, are all prepared to launch attacks on each other. Look, Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla wasn’t exactly a cinematic masterpiece, but if Godzilla: King of the Monsters is just two hours of big monsters fighting each other, which is what this trailer promises, then I’ll be happy.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a direct follow-up to 2014’s Godzilla. About five years have passed in the film, and human civilization is still trying to figure out how to coexist with fantastical creatures. The film also stars Millie Bobby Brown, best known for her role as Eleven on Netflix’s Stranger Things. Brown spoke at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year about going up against all sorts of monsters in her short acting career.
“It was very different from the Demogorgon,” Brown said, as reported by Entertainment Weekly. “Eleven has powers, it’s a lot less terrifying because she can just hopefully kill them. But this was on a much larger scale. I had neck problems because we were always looking up so high. So it was a larger scale, quite literally. The Demogorgon was just a tiny bit taller than me, and Godzilla and all the other monsters are a lot larger.”
Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be released on May 31st, 2019.