Godzilla 2 has begun production with Rodan, Mothra and Ghidora confirmed to appear

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If there’s one complaint that I have about 2014’s superb Godzilla (Besides it having zero Jean Reno appearances), it’s that the kaiju that the big G tangled with weren’t pulled from the vast selection of monsters that populated that monsterverse. The MUTOs may have been effective as a tag team or on their own when they fought with Godzilla and their city-levelling bout ending with the mother of all atomic-fire French kisses, but they’re not nearly as legendary as previous kaiju foes.

I’m talking classics like eventual ally Mothra, the deadly Gigan and whoever the idiot was that thought up the idea of Godzooky in the 1970s cartoon of course. Monsters which gave Godzilla a run for his money. That’s one aspect of Godzilla’s world that you can expect to see expanded on then, as the king of all Kaiju’s is going to find his place at the very top of the monster food chain challenged in the sequel that has begun proper production.

So sayeth Coming Soon, who detailed the new story that’ll find members of the monster-hunting society Monarch tangling with the likes of Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah. Super-species who’ll clash with Godzilla and probably leave a few continents flattened in the wake of their battles. If the sequel sticks to its kaiju lore, expect to see Rodan and Mothra eventually aid Godzilla against King Ghidorah, who has long been considered to be notorious big G’s most lethal adversary over the decades.

A three-headed dragon whose trinity of ugly faces can belch atomic lightning, King Ghidorah isn’t a lightweight contender but a proper menace who has managed to almost kill Godzilla several times. He’d eventually have two of his ancillary heads ripped off in bloody battle, but managed to survive. And have them replaced with robot heads as he powered up to become Mecha King Ghidorah. Man I love Japanese cinema.

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Godzilla Part Deux will star 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. Michael “Krampus” Doughert directs for a March 2019 release date.

Last Updated: June 20, 2017

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