Perhaps one of the most anticipated films of 2019, at least for me, is Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The follow-up to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 entry, this film will see the titular kaiju face off against Mothra, King Ghidorah, and Rodan. Today, the Monarch Sciences Twitter account tweeted out a four-second video that shows off that last one in what can only be described as an awe-inspiring moment as Rodan soars above what appears to be a broken, crumbling city, its wings trailing fire and shimmering with embers. The scale is conveyed in such a way that this is one of the first times I’ve ever felt genuinely astonished by the enormity of what I’m seeing. This is pure majesty, no doubt about it.
⋈ MONARCH SPECIMEN: The One Born of Fire. pic.twitter.com/nJxaKQPAV6
— [MONARCH] (@MonarchSciences) December 6, 2018
The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces 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.
Dougherty directed from a screenplay he co-penned with Zach Shields; the film stars Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, and Sally Hawkins. Godzilla: King of the Monsters will smash into US theaters beginning May 31.