Godzilla and King Ghidorah bring the destruction in the latest images from Michael Dougherty’s upcoming blockbuster
The relaunch of Godzilla in 2014 was a defining moment for monster movies. Gareth Edwards forged a new path for creature features and in doing so appeased an appetite which had been malnourished for far too long. His simple, yet contemporary approach gave birth to an idea which is set to come to fruition when the two biggest titans in world cinema collide on the big screen in 2020 in Godzilla Vs Kong.
However, before Godzilla can face his toughest challenge in Godzilla Vs Kong, the mighty lizard will go head-to-head with three of his biggest foes this summer in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The upcoming film from Michael Dougherty is the third instalment of Legendary’s MonsterVerse following in the footsteps Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island, but unlike the first movie in the series, King of the Monsters appears to be dialling the destruction to eleven.
Total Film has released a handful of exciting new images which includes Godzilla facing off against King Ghidorah in the ultimate clash of the Titans. Check them out below.
During his interview, Michael Dougherty revealed that King of the Monsters will continue the evolution of style and tone which began with Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla and Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island.
What I loved about Gareth’s approach was that it was very grounded and very real. It felt like something you would see if you looked out your window. And then Jordan [Vogt-Roberts] pushed that further and brought a lot of colour and vibrancy into his frames. I wanted to continue that evolution. You know, portraying the creatures as very realistic, but at the same time embracing the colour that they could bring – especially when you had a three-headed dragon that shoots lightning. You sort of have to embrace a more fantastical element when you bring in a giant moth or a giant bird born out of a volcano. You try to keep it as grounded as you can so that it feels real. But at the same time, you’re talking about very fantastical creatures.
We cannot wait for this. Michael Dougherty appears to be hell-bent on delivering the ultimate face-off between Godzilla and his greatest foes, and for all intents and purposes, he’s succeeded. With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, mankind appears to be at the mercy of these supreme titans, while at the same time appearing to be reliant on them to save us from global extinction. And with the King Kong, the greatest movie monster in cinematic history waiting in the wings to stake his claim on the throne, can the world survive one cataclysm only to be consumed by another?
Godzilla: King of the Monsters rampages into cinemas on May 31st 2019.
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Source: Total Film