When the Big G faces off against King Ghidorah this May in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, it’ll be a clash of “Titans” indeed! But will this be the first time the two kaiju have butt heads (that would be four heads total)? Certainly not. Cave paintings teased in 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, along with other viral marketing Easter Eggs, assure us Godzilla (or at least one of his ancestors) waged a fierce war against K.G., assisted by Mothra and Rodan (or their ancestors).
This poses a question: Does Godzilla have a personal relationship with King Ghidorah? Is the Godzilla we’ll be reunited with on May 31st the same beast in the cave paintings? Is it possible that Ghidorah killed off the rest of Godzilla’s species, and how would this tie in to the three-headed dragon’s suspected extraterrestrial origins?
One of our favorite UK film critics and academics, Mr. H, gave these postulations some serious exploration in one of his most recent videos. Give it a spin at the top of the article, followed by the synopsis and trailer 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.
What do you think of Mr. H’s theories regarding the complex relationship between Godzilla and King Ghidorah? Are you excited to check out Godzilla: King of the Monsters this summer? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!