We know from the prequel comic to 2014’s Godzilla (Godzilla: Awakening) that the iconic “Titan” has been around for millions of years. Cave painting proove that the Big G and others have popped up periodically through history, inspiring lore, legends, and even religions. This poses the question: Is Godzilla immortal and, when he meets Ghidorah in the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters, will it actually be a rematch?
One of our favorite UK film critics and academics, Mr. H, explores these questions in his latest video, embedded at the top of the article. In a nutshell, it postulates that Godzilla is biologically immortal; if he’s close to a radiation source, his cells can regenerate indefinitely. He can, however, be killed. Most interesting, Mr. H hypothesizes that either Godzilla and Ghidorah have crossed paths before, or Ghidorah may have killed off the rest of Godzilla’s species.
Give it a spin at the top of the article, followed by the trailer and synopsis for Godzilla: King of the Monsters below.
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.