On the heels of Thursday’s cryptic tease, the trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters stomped into Comic-Con International this afternoon, offering the first real look at the Legendary Pictures sequel.
Narrated by Vera Farmiga’s character, the trailer sets up a world on the brink of collapse, with humanity pinpointed as the cause of another mass extinction. The planet’s only hope is to locate its “original and rightful rulers,” the Titans, better known as Godzilla and his Kaiju brethren.
Following the global success of “Godzilla” and “Kong: Skull Island” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. 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.
Arriving May 31, 2019, director Michael Dougherty’s 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.