This year marks five years since the 2014 Godzilla landed that attempted to bring the character to audiences anew and we’ve now got the Godzilla: King of Monsters coming up to take us back to that world. The film is getting a simultaneous worldwide release which and the marketing campaign is ratcheting up as we’re getting close to the six-week window where it goes all in. And that’s resulted in three pretty sharp now TV spots that have landed, though it’s easy to say that they really don’t capture the scale and grandeur of what some have seen of it on the big screen in the theater so far.
Set for a May 31st, 2019 debut, it’s directed by Michael Dougherty based on the screenplay that he wrote with Zach Shields and Max Borenstein. It’s distributed by Warner Bros. worldwide with TOHO handling the Japanese release.
The cast includes Kyle Chandler as Mark Russell, Vera Farmiga as Dr. Emma Russell, Millie Bobby Brown as Madison, Bradley Whitford as Dr. Stanton, Sally Hawkins as Dr. Vivienne Graham, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch as Dr. Henry, O’Shea Jackson Jr. as Barnes, Ken Watanabe as Dr. Ishiro Serizawa, and Zhang Ziyi as Dr. Chen.
Plot Concept: The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of Huge 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.
North American Trailer: