I have no words to describe the awesomeness that is this first image of the sequel to Godzilla 2014. This is glorious.
These two images were revealed exclusively through Entertainment Weekly and include a couple of noteworthy quotes from Michael Dougherty.
“The world is reacting to Godzilla in the same way we would react to any other terrifying incident, in that we are overreacting,” says director Michael Dougherty, whose previous credits include the horror movie Krampus. Godzilla hasn’t been seen since that destructive finale, “but there’s paranoia and endless speculation about whether he is the only one out there or whether we’re threatened by others like his kind.”
None of this is new information but the next quote is more interesting.
“Rodan’s been kind of a sidekick character, but I’ve always had a soft spot for him” says Dougherty. “In a lot of ways he’s more powerful than Godzilla. He’s like this winged A-bomb. I think we’ve done him justice.” But let’s not forget Godzilla himself, who reveals he has the ability to exhale “atomic breath.” Can Dougherty expand on that description? “Not without giving away too much,” he laughs. “But it takes place at a very key moment and it’s a sort of call to arms.”
Rodan being mentioned so much is intriguing becasue I actually assumed he was going to get the short end of the stick when it came to screen time in the film. Also "call to arms"? I think we can safely assume a team up is going to happen to combat Ghidorah.
"The 2019 film’s human characters include Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga), a scientist working for the beastie-hunting organization Monarch, and her daughter Madison, who is portrayed by Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown. The pair are kidnapped by what Dougherty describes as “a mysterious organization, with their own plans for the creatures.”
Evil organization to counteract Monarch?! The plot thickens!
Expect to learn more info as we get closer to Godzilla's Hall H presentation next Saturday.