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Learn the Heartbreaking (Love) Story of the Original RODAN

Warning: 63-year-old spoilers below!

A new generation of kaiju fans have been introduced to the pterodactyl-like Rodan in a series of posters and trailers promoting the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters. But how much do you know about the original Rodan? And, did you know that the first Rodan movie was actually a love story?

Rodan was released by Toho in 1956. The first thing you should know about the original terror of the skies is that there were actually two Rodans; they were a mating couple with a nest full of eggs. Check out the video embedded at the top of the article for a full recap of the original Rodan from our friends at DangerVille. Keep some Kleenex handy, because it’s a real tear-jerker. Seriously!

Check out the synopsis and trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters below.

Synopsis:
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.

What do you think of DangerVille’s recap of the original Rodan? Are you excited to check out Godzilla: King of the Monsters next week? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

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Written by Josh Millican

Josh Millican is the Editor in Cheif at Dread Central.

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