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Godzilla: King of Monsters Bring Us Rodan, Mothra, & a Bad Game of Thrones Joke

Godzilla: King of Monsters roared through a busy day of trailers at San Diego Comic on Saturday afternoon.

The film, a direct sequel to Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, is set for a May 2019 release. The plot finds the world dealing with the rise of “the titans” — who according Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga) —¬† who are rising in order to deal with the “infection” currently killing the Earth, humanity.

Those titans include: Mothra, Rodan, the three-headed King Ghidorah, and of course Godzilla.

The trailer features an epic, swelling score that punctuates the grandiose monster-driven action unleashed upon the earth.

The film stars Farmiga with Kyle Chandler, and Millie Bobby Brown playing her husband, and daughter respectively. Godzilla: King of Monsters also features: Bradley Whitford, Ziyi Zhang, Aisha Hinds, Charles Dance, and returning from the 2014 Godzilla — Ken Watanabe, and Sally Hawkins.

Sadly, Dance’s appearance gives us the line “Long live the King!” which is a really cheese ball, tongue-in-cheek Game of Thrones reference. Sadly, this takes you out of the trailer which was very serious, epic, and set up a lot of stakes.

The film is directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick r Treat, Krampus) and written Doughery, Zach Shields (Trick r Treat, Krampus), and Max Borenstein (Godzilla, Kong: Skull of Island)

While the trailer is impressive, let’s not get too excited. Godzilla movies have disappointed us in the past. Remember the over-hyped and underwhelming 1998 film starring Matthew Broderick and Jean Reno? Or even this film’s predecessor, starring Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

Godzilla: King of Monsters hits theaters in May 2019.

Bill Bodkin
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Bill Bodkin is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Pop Break, and most importantly a husband, and father. Ol' Graybeard writes way too much about wrestling, jam bands, Asbury Park music, HBO shows, and can often be seen under his season DJ alias, DJ Father Christmas. He is the co-host of the Socially Distanced Podcast (w/Al Mannarino) which drops weekly on Apple, Google, Anchor & Spotify. He is the co-host of the monthly podcasts -- Anchored in Asbury, TV Break and Bill vs. The MCU.
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