Back in July, Legendary dropped one of the most exhilarating trailers of the year in the form of their tease for next year’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, with the footage going down a storm at SDCC before earning plaudits online. Now, a new international trailer has been released, and while it’s essentially a shorter version of that first preview, it’s still a nice reminder of the colossal action to come.
Naturally, the teaser sees the return of Claude Debussy’s “Clair de lune” on the soundtrack – an inclusion that was previously praised by Rian Johnson as a touch worthy of a Nobel Prize. And for the benefit of our eyes, the trailer also offers a few glimpses at the various beasts to come, including Mothra, King Ghidorah, Rodan, and of course, the Big G himself, seen letting loose with a stream of atomic breath. If you’re looking for some new footage, however, you’ll probably have to wait until the next proper trailer arrives on this coming Saturday.
So far, things are looking pretty promising for the next installment in the still-young MonsterVerse, with Doctor Strange and Sinister writer C. Robert Cargill taking to Twitter just last week to remind us that he’s seen parts of King of the Monsters and we “are not fucking ready” for what’s coming our way.
But while strong buzz is one thing, Michael Dougherty’s upcoming picture also has the responsibility to leave audiences wanting more, with the movie intended to pave the way for the impending crossover smackdown that is Godzilla vs. Kong. That film’s set to hit theaters on May 22nd, 2020, but first, Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be hoping to deliver on the hype when it comes out on May 31st, 2019.