Mike Dougherty Teases Connection to Original 1954 Film From Godzilla: King of the Monsters Set


Director Mike Dougherty took to Twitter earlier today to post an image that leads many to speculate very strongly that the upcoming sequel Godzilla: King of the Monsters will have a direct connection to Ishirō Honda’s 1954 original film Gojira. The image in question is of the Oxygen Destroyer, a weapon that wipes out all oxygen in any body of water it is placed within. This weapon was created by Dr. Serizawa, who is played by Ken Watanabe in the 2014 version as well as Dougherty’s upcoming title. You can see the image below.

The film will feature Kyle Chandler as a scientist and Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown as his family members with Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, Elizabeth Ludlow, Randy Havens, Sally Hawkins, O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Bradley Whitford, Zhang Ziyi, and Ken Watanabe rounding out the cast.

Michael Dougherty is directing Godzilla: King of the Monsters from a script he penned with Zach Shields. It is currently in production and scheduled for release on March 22, 2019. Alex Garcia is overseeing the project for Legendary. The monster mash-up Godzilla vs. Kong, which recently announced Blair Witch‘s Adam Wingard as its director, is slated to bow the following year on May 22, 2020.

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.




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