One of the biggest points of contention in Legendary's MonsterVerse was whether or not Godzilla could really defeat King Ghidorah. In Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the giant lizard needed Mothra's help to defeat the three-headed dragon, but according to director Michael Dougherty, Godzilla has had Ghidorah's number throughout the ages.
When asked why was Ghidorah trapped in Antarctica in the beginning of the film by a fan on Twitter, Dougherty admitted he fought Godzilla there prior, lost and remained trapped in the icy tomb which Monarch would find him in. This gave Godzilla the crown in that ancient brawl and the director added this would eventually have been the outcome once more had Monarch not blasted the duo with the Oxygen Destroyer in Mexican waters.
Yes. Another instance of idiot humans messing up the natural order. https://t.co/eAPpH4T88R— Mike Dougherty (@Mike_Dougherty) August 12, 2019
The bomb ravaged Godzilla who retreated to his underwater lair to be reborn thanks to a Monarch nuke, but Ghidorah remained unfazed due to its physiology. This led to Godzilla returning for a second round, although Mothra would join the fray and sacrifice her life, powering him up to dish out another whipping to Ghidorah. But as Dougherty confirms, with or without allies, Godzilla is the one, true king, no matter what.
Ghidorah and Godzilla fought for the crown in ancient Antarctica. Godzilla won. https://t.co/ibJrw5aNuT— Mike Dougherty (@Mike_Dougherty) August 9, 2019
Directed by Michael Dougherty, Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars 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. The film is currently available on Digital HD, with the DVD and Blu-ray release date set for Aug. 27.