Warner Bros. has released a new Godzilla: King of the Monsters featurette. The upcoming sequel takes place five years after 2014’s Godzilla and has titans rising up around the world. When King Ghidorah is awakened and becomes the new alpha, it’s up to Godzilla to challenge the three-headed beast and claim his rightful place as the king of the monsters.
This featurette is a good primer if you’re completely unfamiliar with any Godzilla lore headed into King of the Monsters. While fans will instantly know the names of Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan, casual moviegoers will probably need a bit more of an introduction to these characters and why they were chosen to be included alongside Godzilla.
Check out the Godzilla: King of the Monsters featurette below. The film opens Friday and stars Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, and Aisha Hinds.
Here’s the official synopsis for Godzilla: King of the Monsters:
Following the global success of 2014’s “Godzilla” and 2017’s “Kong: Skull Island,” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse: “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” 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.