It may still have some six months to go until its release, but director Michael Dougherty (Krampus) has taken to Twitter to announce that next year’s MonsterVerse sequel Godzilla: King of the Monsters is fully completed and in the can.
It is done. With love and gratitude to the thousands of talented people all around the world who helped make this lifelong dream a reality. In Godzilla we trust. @GodzillaMovie pic.twitter.com/JnPoqFoXHY
— Mike Dougherty 🎃 (@Mike_Dougherty) November 16, 2018
Godzilla: King of the Monsters will see the legendary kaiju battling three of his most iconic foes in Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah. It is a sequel to 2014’s Godzilla, and the third instalment in Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse franchise after that and 2017’s Kong: Skull Island. The two iconic movie monsters will then butt heads in 2020 with the epic showdown Godzilla vs. Kong, which just started production this week under director Adam Wingard (The Guest, Blair Witch).
Godzilla: King of the Monsters 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.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is set for release on May 31st, 2019 and sees Michael Dougherty (Krampus) directing returning Godzilla stars Sally Hawkins (Dr. Vivienne Graham) and Ken Watanabe (Dr. Ishiro Serizawa), and new additions Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), Aisha Hinds (Star Trek Into Darkness), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley), Zhang Ziyi (The Grandmaster), Randy Havens (Stranger Things) and Elizabeth Ludlow (The Walking Dead).