Warner Bros. reveals the monsters appearing in “Godzilla 2.”
“Warner Bros. and Legendary released Godzilla in May 2014 with an agreement to release Godzilla 2 on June 8, 2018. Both films feature the human Monarch organization,” reads Legendary Pictures’ official press release. “Shortly following Legendary’s pact with NBC Universal, Legendary acquired rights to additional classic characters from Toho’s Godzilla universe, including Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah.”
Mothra, a gigantic monster in the Godzilla universe that resembles a moth made its first appearance in 1964’s “Mothra vs. Godzilla.”
Rodan, a dragon-like creature has the special ability of emitting powerful shockwaves when he flies; the monster made his first appearance in 1956.
King Ghidora, the three-headed monster that turned Godzilla from anti-hero to hero when it appeared as the series’ first villain; “Ghidora: the Three-Headed Monster” released in Japan in 1964.
Director Gareth Edwards’ “Godzilla” became such a massive box office success that it landed him the opportunity to follow-up with “Godzilla 2.” The sequel has already been given an official release date along with “Kong: Skull Island,” but now Screen Rant confirms that Warner has added a “Godzilla vs. Kong” release date to their slate.
“Audiences really responded to Godzilla,” said Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull. “Today, I’m excited to reveal that film was only the beginning of an epic new entertainment universe. As a lifelong fan of these characters, I’ve always wanted to see the ultimate showdown, and today we’re pleased to be announcing that and more.”
“This paved the way for developing a franchise centered around Monarch and anchored by Godzilla, King Kong, and other famous creatures.”
All the movies will be connected by the Monarch organization that was introduced in 2014’s “Godzilla.”
“Kong: Skull Island” will begin principal photography on October 19 and will release sometime in 2017.
Gareth Edwards’ “Godzilla 2” arrives in theaters on June 8, 2018.
The release date of “Godzilla vs. Kong” is set for sometime in 2020.