11:35am PT by Graeme McMillan
'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' Trailer Lays Waste to Comic-Con
The rampage of Legendary’s MonsterVerse continued in Hall H on Saturday morning with the release of a new trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
King, which features Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown, is the follow-up to 2014’s Godzilla, and follows last year’s Kong: Skull Island in the shared universe filled with gigantic threats to humanity. Brown, Farmiga, Thomas Middleditch and O'Shea Jackson Jr. appeared onstage with writer-director Michael Dougherty to tease the new movie.
“This is a childhood dream, and I’m glad I get to be a part of it,” Jackson told fans, with Farmiga saying that she has “been daydreaming about monsters my whole life” before getting a role in the movie. Brown admitted that she had never seen a Godzilla movie before getting the role — King is the 35th movie about the character to be made — but made a point to binge-watch the series before filming.
Farmiga plays a scientist from Monarch Sciences — the organization that had tracked monster activity in King Kong — in the new movie, but it’s not the same group that audiences might be expecting. “Monarch is not so secretive anymore,” she said. “Their job is to preserve these creatures, and I play a scientist who’s passionate about doing so.”
As previously teased, the movie will feature more monsters alongside Godzilla, with Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah confirmed, but director Dougherty teased the crowd by promising, “there might be a few more surprises” in terms of just who will appear onscreen. (It’s worth remembering, Legendary has already announced a King Kong/Godzilla movie for 2020).
Legendary had teased the trailer earlier this week with an update to the MonsterVerse in-universe Monarch Sciences website, which not only teased that the giant monster was on its way to San Diego, but also revealed new information about Rodan, Mother and King Ghidorah.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be released in theaters May 31, 2019.