Sequel to Legendary Pictures' 2014 film opens on May 30, 2019
Warner Bros. Pictures began streaming the first trailer on Saturday for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the sequel film to Legendary Pictures' 2014 Godzilla movie. The trailer introduces the new name for the monsters as "Titans," and features Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah.
The film was originally slated for March 22, 2019, but is now scheduled to open on May 30, 2019.
Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Conjuring, Bates Motel), and Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) will star in the film as a father, mother, and daughter.
Other cast members include:
O'Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton)
Aisha Hinds (Underground, Shots Fired, Under the Dome)
Anthony Ramos (White Girl, Hamilton musical)
Charles Dance (Game of Thrones)
Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley)
Bradley Whitford (The West Wing, Get Out, Transparent)
Zhang Ziyi (Memoirs of a Geisha, Hero, The Grandmaster)
Elizabeth Ludlow (The Walking Dead)
Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Letters from Iwo Jima, Inception) and Sally Hawkins (Paddington, Blue Jasmine) are returning from the 2014 film.
Warner Bros. plot summary for the film below confirms appearances by Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah — three classic kaiju from earlier Godzilla films.
The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members 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.
Michael Dougherty (Krampus) is directing the sequel, after co-writing the script with his Krampus writing partner Zach Shields. Dougherty previously led the writing room collaborators who brainstormed how to unite the current Godzilla and King Kong projects under Legendary's "MonsterVerse" franchise.
The planned Godzilla vs. Kong crossover film from director Adam Wingard is slated for May 22, 2020.