Check out the new poster above and the trailer below, May can't come fast enough. Update: character posters added for the other monsters.
We finally got our Godzilla: King Of The Monster presentation at Tokyo Comic Con and there was good stuff and well not such good stuff. We got a teaser trailer without much new footage but not the full trailer we were hoping for. We did get some new production stills and clips including what may have been a Muto (possibly a flashback, in trailer in Tweet). We got the large statue reveal of Godzilla, as well as the S.H. MonsterArts figure reveals. A positive thing was we were told we would get a trailer soon. Check out some of the images and teaser below.More info as we get it.
We posted on our Facebook page that there will be something pertaining to Godzilla: King Of The Monsters at Tokyo Comic Con, we are getting more info on this. There will be a stage presentation on Saturday Dec 1st at 12:20 with guests, Michael Dougherty and possible others, and possibly a new trailer. There will be a 2 meter tall statue that will be revealed at the panel. Also announced is something from Tamashii's S.H. MonsterArts, a possible reveal or maybe just a tease, the figure is a Yuji Sakai design and will stand 16cm tall. There will also be a poster giveaway (same poster image as SDCC, image below) which is limited to 3,000. While many of the details are still vague there has been enough teases that we should definitely get something. The official Godzilla Twitter page has also posted a new film screenshot (and a better pic of Dougherty), also posted below. Also of note there was a post by another site that NECA would reveal something but the post was pulled, NECA than said it didn't know of anything (via Twitter). But oddly NECA seemed to back track themselves and hinted at a teaser but no full reveal till they would be allowed by Warner/Legendary/Toho. More info on all this as we get it.
The Godzilla King Of The Monster hype train has started both the Godzilla official website has been updated as well as the Monarch Sciences website. While the regular website doesn't have much yet the Monarch Sciences does, it includes profiles of the monsters, some images as well as a Godzilla tracker. There was also a teaser posted on Millie Bobby Brown's Instagram page. Check out some of the details below.
From the Hydra to the Rainbow Serpent, myth was the compass that led us to the resting place of the three-headed Titan. A name, unspoken through millennia of whispered nightmares. A living extinction event, named “the one who is many”. We call it Monster Zero.
At a Monarch containment facility deep in the frozen tundra of Antarctica, a three-headed winged serpent of ancient yet unknown origin lies frozen within a glacial tomb of ice. This is without question the largest superspecies ever discovered, easily dwarfing Godzilla at a height of over five-hundred feet tall.
Cranial scans reveal a divergent frontal lobe density in the brains of the three heads, denoting each head has disparate levels of cognitive functions, and possibly even independent thought.
Monster Zero’s dermal layer is gilded with trace amounts of aurum (See Ark Record # 73.126). Metallurgical studies theorize the scales act as a conductor capable of carrying bioelectrical currents through the creature’s body. Injuries have been discovered on several locations on the beast’s body, reminiscent of claw and scorch marks. Exo-Forensics are currently investigating.
Muscle tendons on the wings are so hyper-tensile that their massive aerodynamics could generate hurricane-force winds when in flight. Coupled with its body’s electro-receptor molecular biology capable of conducting electrical currents, water vapor in the air would be heated at extreme levels creating its own localized storm system as it travels. Simply put, if Monster Zero were to fly again, the stratosphere would be torn open by an otherworldly tempest of thunder and lightning our sky has never seen. Cryptolinguistics has analyzed translations of every worldwide case study of Monster Zero in the Monarch database across tens of thousands of years. The ancients called it Ghidorah.
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TITAN CONTAINMENT SITE
"THE WALL OF SERPENTS"
Monarch Designation: Monster Zero
Body Height: 521ft
From erased Nazca lines to the hidden Temple of the Moth, the name “Mothra” is woven throughout the most secret mythologies of our planet. The folklore and fairy tales tell of a winged creature of blinding light, an angel of the clouds whose god-like luminescence has the power to shatter the sky.
Ancient spirit tablets discovered in the mountain jungles of the Yunnan Province portray a giant winged alpha of the Lepidoptera order. In all of our findings, human civilization is pictographically shown in poses that imply deification of the so-called “Queen of the Monsters”, suggesting the creature was once a benign part of the natural order.
When Monarch containment crews discovered the live Titan chrysalis within the Chinese myth site, Dr. Emma Russell was quickly dispatched to closely monitor the creature that lay dormant within it. A quickening sonar pulse suggests the creature is awakening. If she ever emerges from her ancient slumber, a superspecies that once illuminated the sky will be reborn as Mothra.
Pupal DNA samples suggest a remarkable, multi-stage evolution. On reaching adulthood, Mothra’s gigantic thorax is capable of emitting beta-wave bioluminescence which can be projected through the intricate patterns on its wings and weaponized into blinding ‘god rays’
As one of the deadliest and most beautiful natural phenomena in Earth’s history, no wonder this devastating guardian angel was worshipped as a goddess by the ancient human civilizations blessed to witness her.
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TITAN CONTAINMENT SITE
YUNNAN RAINFOREST, CHINA
"THE TEMPLE OF THE MOTH"
Monarch Designation: Mothra
Classification: Titanus Mosura
Body Height: 52ft
Within a Monarch containment facility atop the active Isla de Mona volcano, a mysterious Titan lies in pyrostasis within the restless magma. The legends speak of it as the “Fire Demon” or “The One Born of Fire”, but a simpler name echoes through the ancient temples of volcanically active regions: “Rodan”.
A volcanic internal combustion system of magma flows throughout a body covered in rock-like scales that act as geothermal armor. While much larger in size, Rodan has a skeletal structure similar to that of a Pteranodon - one of the earliest vertebrates known to have developed the power of flight. Just as Kong is king of the primates, Rodan may have once been king of the skies.
Because of the extreme temperatures within this particular containment facility, current lab equipment can’t function properly. As a result, thermal heat signatures on the creature are impossible to collect, and Monarch detection crews conducted cardiograms via aerial satellite for life sign detection and verification. Much like the volcano that incubates it, Rodan is alive but dormant.
Rodan’s wings are wrapped around its body in stasis, but our cryptos estimate a wingspan big enough to create a sonic thunderclap capable of leveling entire cities as it flies overhead. RF-Capture scans reveal that Rodan’s skin is not made of rock, but does have an outer dermis of sharp volcanic sediment collected from centuries of dormancy. Sci-ops theorizes the vulcanized appearance of its skin may be an evolutionary trait developed as a form of camouflage against mountain or large rock formations. Truly, a Titan forged in fire.
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TITAN CONTAINMENT SITE
ISLA DE MONA, MEXICO
"EL NIDO DEL DEMONIO"
Monarch Designation: Rodan
Classification: Titanus Rodan
Body Height: 154ft
Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse Kicks into Gear as the Next Godzilla Feature Gets Underway
Director Michael Dougherty helms the film in which stars Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe and Zhang Ziyi take on the King of the Monsters…and more!
June 19, 2017 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following the global success of 2014’s “Godzilla” and this year’s “Kong: Skull Island,” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse: an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.
The film, which begins principal photography today, is being directed by Michael Dougherty (“Krampus”), and stars Oscar nominees Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “The Conjuring” films), and Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai”) and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), both reprising their “Godzilla” roles; Kyle Chandler (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Manchester by the Sea”); Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”) in her feature film debut; Bradley Whitford (“Get Out”); Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s “Silicon Valley”); Charles Dance (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”); O’Shea Jackson Jr. (“Straight Outta Compton”); Aisha Hinds (“Star Trek Into Darkness”); and Golden Globe nominee Zhang Ziyi (“Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”).
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.
Dougherty directs from a script he wrote with Zach Shields. The film is being produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Brian Rogers and Thomas Tull, with Barry H. Waldman, Zach Shields, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira serving as executive producers and Alexandra Mendes co-producing for Legendary.
Behind the scenes, Dougherty’s creative team includes director of photography Lawrence Sher, whose past credits include “War Dogs” and “Godzilla,” for which he handled additional photography; production designer Scott Chambliss (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”); editor Roger Barton (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the “Transformers” films); costume designer Louise Migenbach (the “X-Men” and “Hangover” films); and Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Guillaume Rocheron (“Godzilla,” “Ghost in the Shell,” and part of the Oscar-winning team behind “Life of Pi ”).
Filming is taking place mainly in Atlanta, Georgia. A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, the film is currently scheduled for release in March 2019, and will be distributed in 3D and 2D and in select IMAX theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd.
With Kong; Skull Island in theaters, and looking like it will do well thanks to the positive reviews, most will soon be turning their attention to the future MonsterVerse films, Godzilla: King Of The Monsters and Godzilla Vs. Kong.
The fact that the two films will be released within a year or so apart from each other lends to the possibility of the two being filmed back to back but it isn't only that. Most films in the same series have usually a break between them of two years at the minimum, take the current Star Wars trilogy which are each spaced two years apart (with the solo Star Wars films in between).
Another thing is the announcement today of a writing group to work on Godzilla Vs. Kong, consisting of Terry Rossio, Patrick McKay, J.D. Payne, Lindsey Beer, Cat Vasko, T.S. Nowlin, Jack Paglen, and J. Michael Straczynski. Godzilla: KOTM is only slightly ahead of this with writing being worked on and the director, and a few actors being named. It wouldn't surprise me to see this group help with rewrites that surely will happen with Godzilla: KOTM.
It would completely make sense to do this and give a flow from one film to the next given they will most likely take place in the same time frame unlike Kong: Skull Island and the first Godzilla film. It could also ensure the actors in Godzilla: KOTM film return for the next film, something which may not happen with the Godzilla actors for Godzilla: KOTM.
While this is pruly speculation only time will till if this ends up being true.
Vera Farmiga has joined the cast of Godzilla: King Of The Monsters along with Millie Bobby Brown and Kyle Chandler as a family Chandler is the dad, Farmiga the mom, and Brown as their daughter, the first film featured a similar family unit too. Along with director Michael Dougherty the film is beginning to take shape. There is no plot/story yet but it's say Chandler plays a sceintist. Godzilla: King Of The Monsters is slated for release on March 22, 2019.
It was posted a while back that Michael Dougherty would write the Godzilla sequel with Zach Shields, now it has been announced he will direct it as well. He has apparently been working on writing it for a while and now was offered the director's chair. He has worked with Legendary before so he was known to them. Alex Garcia will oversee the project for Legendary. No word on Thomas Tull's involvement.
Godzilla 2 is currently dated for Mar. 22, 2019, with Godzilla vs. Kong set for May 29, 2020.
Both the Godzilla and Pacific Rim sequels have got official title by way of an Legendary press release. The Godzilla sequel will be called Godzilla: King Of The Monsters and the Pacific Rim sequel will be called Pacific Rim: Uprising (not Maelstrom that has been falsely reported). They are revealed in the third paragraph of the press release below.
Legendary today announced the hiring of three veteran production executives to its feature film operations including Herbert W. Gains, who has been named EVP of Physical Production, Valerie Flueger Veras who has been named SVP of Post- Production and Sara Flamm who will take on the SVP Physical Production role. The new additions were announced by Mary Parent, Legendary’s Vice Chairman of Worldwide Production.
“Herb comes to us with a tremendous body of experience working alongside some of the most prolific filmmakers in our industry,” said Parent. “His strong business acumen and commitment to supporting the vision of storytellers with preeminent production resources makes him an excellent complement to our team here at Legendary.” Gains will report directly to Parent, effective immediately.
Best known for his work as Executive Producer on such films as Warner Bros’ The Judge and Watchmen, as well as the recently released Jack Reacher: Never Go Back from Paramount, Gains’ responsibilities will include overseeing production of Legendary’s feature film slate including such highly anticipated projects as Pacific Rim: Uprising, Pokemon’s Detective Pikachu and Godzilla: King of Monsters. Gains will also work closely with the post-production team insuring that the filmmaker’s vision remains intact through production to final distribution.
“I’m extremely gratified to be entrusted with this unique opportunity,” said Gains. “Legendary’s evolution over the past decade has been nothing short of remarkable. I am proud to take a key role in the company’s continued growth in feature film production and excited by the potential of its established franchises and the diverse slate of films currently in development.”
Reporting to Gains at Legendary, is Valerie Flueger Veras, who will assume the role of SVP of Post-Production. “I have had the good fortune of working closely with Valerie on multiple films over the last few years,” said Parent. “She brings experience from all aspects of filmmaking to the post-production process and really understands how to support filmmakers whether they are making an intimate character drama or a big VFX driven tentpole.”
Flueger Veras is a seasoned executive who has lead the post-production efforts on some of the most critically-acclaimed films of the last decade including Oscar-nominated feature films, The Revenant, Selma and Nebraska. As SVP of Post-Production, Flueger Veras will immediately begin overseeing post on the upcoming Spring action film, Kong: Skull Island.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Legendary,” said Flueger Veras. “In addition to having an opportunity to re-team with Mary Parent who I have long respected, I am extremely excited to be working alongside such an imaginative and highly respected team of professionals and can’t wait to dive in on this truly iconic slate of films.”
Rounding out Legendary’s production team is Sara Flamm, who will step into the SVP of Physical Production role and will also report to Gains. “Sara brings with her a wealth of experience working on the types of genre films that Legendary is best known for,” said Parent. “We’re excited to be adding her expertise to this skilled new team.”
Most recently Flamm worked alongside Gains as Unit Production Manager on on Jack Reacher: Never Go Back and the upcoming film Geostorm. She has also worked as Production Supervisor on numerous hit films including The Judge as well as comic adaptations, Green Lantern and Legendary’s own Watchmen. In Flamm’s new role she has already begun work on the production of Pacific Rim: Uprising, currently shooting in Australia.
“Having worked with Legendary in the past, I’ve long admired their focus on delivering a truly elevated cinematic experience to their audiences,” said Flamm. They’ve had an incredible history of blockbuster films, and I’m looking forward to being a part of this team’s continued success.”
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