Rodan has always been a popular kaiju, even if he’s not always the most intimidating. Of course, the version of Rodan we’ll be seeing in the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters looks like a formidable “Titan” indeed. When the film arrives it US theaters on May 31st, it will signal the largest and most violent cinematic representation of Rodan to date.
If you don’t know much about Rodan, the video embedded at the top of the article is a must-watch. It explains the entire history of the ancient cryptid, from his inception at Toho to his upcoming appearance in King of the Monsters. It’ll even give you insight into the King of the Monsters trailers that have already been released.
So, where does Rodan come from? What are his powers? Is he Godzilla’s friend or foe? Did he ever get his own standalone movie? All these questions and more are answered in the video at the top of the article. You can also check out the trailer and synopsis for Godzilla: King of the Monsters below.
DangerVille, who produced this video history of Rodan, have also released deep dives on King Ghidorah and Mothra, also slated to appear in King of the Monsters. We’ll definitely show them to you in the weeks leading up to the film’s release!
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.