The first look at the sequel debuted yesterday, which gave fans our first glimpse at Godzilla's "atomic breath", an asset that will surely come in handy while battling Rodan. Officially titled Godzilla: "King of the Monsters, the follow-up arrives five years after Gareth Edwards" impressive yet somewhat divisive reboot. Michael Dougherty went into some detail about one of those monsters, Rodan, calling him a "winged A-bomb". "In a lot of ways he's more powerful than Godzilla". Can Dougherty expand on that description?
Say what you will about the 1998 Godzilla, but that movie had a pretty ingenious method of advertising the size of the titular beast without giving away its appearance, launching a series of posters emblazoned with such ominous boasts as "His foot is bigger than this bus". "But it takes place at a very key moment and it's a sort of call to arms". Her occupation comes with its hazards, naturally, as she and her daughter are kidnapped by a rival organization with their own plans for the monsters.
The director cast Kyle Chandler as Mark Russell, Emma's ex-husband and Madison's father, who embarks on a rescue mission in cahoots with two more Monarch members, played by Godzilla veterans Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins. It's really gonna be something seeing all these creatures rendered in 2018 effects, but for my money the real draw of Godzilla: King of The Monsters will be seeing Dougherty work with this level of spectacle. Speaking of which, does Dougherty set up that face-off in his film?
The first images from Michael Dougherty's upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters were released today.
"It's not like we're bending over backwards to introduce Kong, but there's definitely some bread crumbs", he said.