Rodan and Mothra and King Ghidorah, oh my! We’ll be meeting a slew of “Titans” in Godzilla: King of the Monsters next month, including some that have yet to be confirmed. One trailer for the film suggests we may see as many as 17 new kaiju! The latest confirmed monstrosity, however, is MUTO Prime, a creature that ties into 2014’s Godzilla and Aftershock, a graphic novel that will serve as an official prequel to King of the Monsters.
Recently, a new HD image from Godzilla: King of the Monsters gives us our best look yet at MUTO Prime. It’s being studied in the bowls of Monarch’s research facility. Whether it’s dead, alive, or in a state of hibernation is unknown at this time.
For a look at the HD picture of MUTO Prime, a breakdown of the surroundings, and some historical context, check out the video embedded at the top of the article. As we often do, we turn to one of our favorite UK film critics and academics, Mr. H, for a thorough analysis.
Check out the synopsis and trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monster 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.