Fans of MUTOs aka Titans can visit the Monarch Sciences website in order to become “Civilian Operatives” in the exploration of Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse. It’s a promo/ARG for Mike Dougherty’s upcoming sequel to 2014’s Godzilla and 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, arriving in US theaters on May 31st.
In addition to tracking Godzilla’s current location (he’s currently off the coast of Japan, suggesting he may “make an appearance” at Tokyo Comic-Con this week) you can find locations of other, classified Outposts. Some correspond to locations where Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms have been discovered (Kong, Godzilla, and Rodan). Most, however, are “classified”, meaning we have no idea which creature is being studied.
One such classified Monarch Outpost is in the North Scottish Highlands. Since this doesn’t correspond to any known MUTO location, the smart cookies over at HN Entertainment have posited a theory that carries significant weight: What if the famous Loch Ness Monster is part of Legendary Picture’s MonsterVerse? Since other MUTOs seem to be throwbacks to the era of dinosaurs, it’s not impossible to believe that “Nessie”, often theorized to be a plesiosaur, could be part of such a shared world.
You can explore the map of Monarch Outposts (including the one in Scotland) HERE. Also, check out the synopsis and trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters below. The film stars Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, and Sally Hawkins.
Members of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch 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.
What do you think of the theory that the Loch Ness Monster will be revealed as part of Legendary Picture’s MonsterVerse? Are you excited to see Godzilla: King of the Monsters in May? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!