Shimidah Concept Art Now Introduces Us to a Titan We Didn’t Meet in Legendary’s MonsterVerse

Artist Ken Barthelmey recently introduced the world to Shimidah, a Titan he designed for Legendary’s MonsterVerse who never actually came to fruition. While Legendary asked Barthelemy to remove the concept art shortly after he initially shared it on Twitter, it was too late to put this genie back in the bottle. Our friends at snagged those images, which we can also share with you below.

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Shimidah reminds this journalist of the Sarlacc from Return of the Jedi; it appears this MonsterVerse creature buries itself underground, leaving its opened mouth just below the surface. Anyone unlucky enough to find themselves directly above Shimidah’s maw is likely to be digested!


As for why Legendary asked Barthelmy to take down his Shimidah MonsterVerse concept art, the artist claims the studio may still use the Titan in another film. Whether this is proof of Legendary’s commitment to continuing the MonsterVerse remains to be seen.

Godzilla vs Kong is still playing in US theaters nationwide and available to stream on HBO Max.

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Legends collide in Godzilla vs. Kong as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.  Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond.  But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe.  The epic clash between the two titans—instigated by unseen forces—is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.

Adam Wingard directs Godzilla Vs Kong from a script written by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein. Terry Rossio, Michael Dougherty, and Zach Shields penned the story based on Godzilla by Toho and King Kong by Edgar Wallace and Merian C. Cooper.

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Godzilla Vs Kong stars Alexander Skarsgård (The Stand), Millie Bobby Brown, and Rebecca Hall. Brian Tyree Henry co-stars with Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Jessica Henwick, Julian Dennison, Kyle Chandler, and Demián Bichir. Mary Parent produced with Alex Garcia, Eric McLeod, and Brian Rogers.

Have you seen Godzilla vs Kong yet? What do you think of the Shimidah concept art by Ken Barthelmy? Let us know in the comments below or also on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.



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