These Three Kaiju Appear to Be Confirmed for Godzilla: King of the Monsters
The plot details of Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters have been kept under pretty strict confidence with little to nothing known about the film’s story. However, a casting call for various positions in Atlanta may have confirmed the other kaiju that we’ll be seeing in the film!
The site writes that the film “…will be introducing 3 iconic monsters including the enormous moth Mothra, Rodan and the three-headed dragon Ghidorah.” If this is true – and it was already strongly suggested back in 2014 – then Godzilla will certainly have his hands very full!
Mothra first appeared in 1964’s Godzilla vs. The Thing, where she fought against the King of the Monsters. However, the two have a strange relationship where they sometimes work together. Also of note is that Mothra was teased in Gareth Edward’s 2014 Godzilla, so it makes sense that the hint is now coming to fruition.
Rodan’s first appearance was in his own film in 1956, and then he appeared alongside Godzilla in the 1964’s Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, which is also where that titular kaiju debuted.
Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Charles Dance, Kyle Chandler, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Randy Havens, Thomas Middleditch, and O’Shea Jackson, Jr., star.
Director Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat) co-wrote the script with Zach Shields. The film was referenced in the recent giant monster feature Kong: Skull Island.
Alex Garcia will oversee the tentpole for Legendary. Godzilla: King of Monsters hits theaters on March 22, 2019, with the monster mash-up Godzilla vs. Kong, which recently announced Blair Witch‘s Adam Wingard as its director, slated to bow the following year on May 22, 2020.
Legendary and Warner Bros. announced in late 2015 that all future King Kong and Godzilla movies would be developed by Legendary and distributed by Warner Bros., starting with Kong: Skull Island. Legendary currently holds a distribution deal with Universal, but in order to re-team Godzilla and King Kong, the studio returned the rights to WB.