It’s been about a month since we floated the theory past you all that the “mountain kaiju” seen in the trailers for Godzilla: King of the Monsters is Rokmutul. “Who is Rokmutul?” you say. “Never heard of him,” you say. Well, there’s a reason for that: The creature only exists in the form of concept art created by Josh Nizzi for Godzilla 2014.
But the Rokmutul theory is gaining traction for a variety of reasons. For starters, Legendary already owns the creature, so why not add him to the arsenal? Then there’s the fact that Nizzi was mum when asked by UK film critic and academic Mr. H to discuss the history of inspirations for Rokmutul for a recent video essay.
Why won’t Nizzi speak? In journalism, “No” sometimes means “Yes” and “No comment” almost always means “Without a doubt”. So, the artist’s hesitation could very well indicate we’ll all be meeting Rokmutul for ourselves soon enough. Give Mr. H’s breakdown of the situation a spin in the video embedded at the top of the article.
Check out 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.
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