If Godzilla: King of the Monsters can do as well as the hype behind it suggests, then director Michael Dougherty has a few ideas for where the saga could go from here, sharing his suggestions for potential MonsterVerse newcomers in an interview with CinemaTodayJapan.
The Big G’s next big screen outing will see the arrival of King Ghidorah, Rodan and Mothra – three colossal beasts that previous incarnations of Godzilla have crossed paths with in his Japanese films. And should the kaiju’s run under Legendary Pictures continue, Dougherty would like to see Biollante and Gigan step into the fray.
To break these down individually, Biollante is a plant-like creature that was created from the DNA of a human, a rose and Godzilla himself. The animal first appeared in the 1989 film Godzilla vs. Biollante, but hasn’t been seen on the big screen since, save for a stock footage cameo in 1994’s Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla. Gigan, meanwhile, has popped up in a few films, the first of which was 1972’s Godzilla vs. Gigan, in which the cyborg with hooks for hands teamed up with Ghidorah to fight Godzilla and another kaiju named Anguirus.
Speaking of which, Dougherty also cites Anguirus and MechaGodzilla as two of his favorite monsters, but before we can see any of these giants in action, Godzilla will be facing his most famous foe to date with Godzilla vs. Kong. The Adam Wingard-helmed film is scheduled for release on May 22nd, 2020, and the commercial performance of this crossover clash will likely prove crucial in determining the future of the MonsterVerse.
In the meantime, the atomic-breathed lizard will surely have enough on his plate when Godzilla: King of the Monsters hits theaters on May 31st, 2019.
Source: Screen Rant