Are we really venturing into spoiler territory? Not really. I mean, it’s not like we’ve identified the mystery kaiju or anything. Still we’ve learned some very interesting details about Michael Dougherty’s upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters that you’re welcome to read about below, or wait to learn until you see the film in theaters. The choice is yours.
So, you know that huge, triangle shaped aircraft we’ve been getting glimpses of in the trailers for Godzilla: King of the Monsters? Many fans had already hypothesized that it was The Super X, a flying laboratory utilized in the Toho Godzilla movies. Not so. One of our favorite UK film critics and academics, Mr. H, has a source who has seen the packaging for an upcoming line of toys based on King of the Monsters, including the mysterious name and purpose of the flying fortress.
Give Mr. H’s video a spin above for the answers. If you can’t stream (or simply want to cut to the chase, I’ll spill the beans below. I’m also including the synopsis and most recent trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters below. Enjoy!
The flying aircraft is called The Argo (perhaps a nod to the ship used by Jason and the Argonauts) and it’s a mobile command center for Monarch. While we assume the technological wonder is armed, its primary purpose seems to be exploring new reports of MUTO phenomenon in order to make immediate assessments.
“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.”
Directed by Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus’ Michael Dougherty, who co-wrote the film with Zach Shields, Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, and Zhang Ziyi.
This film has been rated PG-13 for sequences of monster action violence and destruction, and for some language. Look for Godzilla: King of the Monsters to demolish US box offices beginning May 31st.
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