Godzilla: King of Monsters Director Shares First Look at the Beast

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Godzilla: King of Monsters is the follow-up to the 2014 movie which kickstarted Warner Bros. and Legendary's MonsterVerse, and we've now got our first look at the titular monster in the sequel. It's definitely not a finished version of the CGI-made beast, but it gives us a glimpse of how fearsome and towering Godzilla is, for sure.

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Director Michael Dougherty shared the first look at Godzilla in the sequel to commemorate the 69th day on set filming the flick. It's easy to see why the title of the sequel is King of Monsters when Godzilla is such a titanic being -- though we shouldn't expect much of a change in appearance from the first movie. King Kong on the other hand, will have grown up a lot from Kong: Skull Island as it was set well in the past.

The movies in this franchise will culminate in a huge clash which pits their most famed monsters against each other, Godzilla vs. Kong. This cinematic universe has already grossed over $1 billion in the worldwide box office, and it's showing no signs of slowing down with King of Monsters in 2019 and Godzilla vs. Kong in 2020.

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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.

Debuting in theaters on March 22, 2019, Godzilla: King of Monsters is a production of Legendary Entertainment directed by Michael Dougherty and starring Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds and Zhang Ziyi.

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