To build we have to destroy? The ante has been upped for Warner Bros. “Monsterverse” with the emergence of Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah in the first trailer for Godzilla: King of Monsters.
We learn that Earth is experiencing a mass extinction event of our own doing. To save us, a paleobiologist named Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga) proposes we unleash the hidden “Titans,” apparently our new word for Godzilla and friends. Unsurprisingly, she and her daughter Madison (Millie Bobby Brown) are kidnapped by a mysterious organization who have sinister intentions for the creatures.
As this is the first trailer, we’re only allowed teasing images of Mothra, Ghidorah and Rodan. However, what we do see looks gorgeous. The battle is being fought on an Earth that’s torn asunder. Mothra has an angelic, soothing appearance while Rodan flies with the force of a hurricane. And Ghidorah, presumably our main antagonist, descends on the planet like the Beast of Armageddon.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters hits theaters in May 2019.