If you’re familiar with Legendary’s MonsterVerse, you’ll know a thing or two about those gnarly MUTOs – Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms.
They first appeared in Godzilla as winged, bat-like behemoths capable of emitting an electromagnetic pulse, before Kong: Skull Island and director Jordan Vogt-Roberts introduced us to the serpentine Skullcrawlers. Turns out that roster of original creatures will expand later this year, too, thanks to the arrival of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which will seemingly honor tradition and include original, non-Toho creatures in its monstrous lineup.
But don’t just take our word for it; here’s director Michael Dougherty confirming that the film’s Toho roster will be limited to just Gojira, Rodan, Mothra and the three-headed Ghidorah.
The unpublished/unannounced Titans to appear [in] the film are not Toho Monsters, so don’t expect them there.
Toho is famous for its collection of iconic monsters, so it’s a little disappointing to hear that the Japanese powerhouse didn’t lease out any additional creatures beyond that aforementioned trio – along with Gojira himself, of course.
Still, as the second trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters attests, the Big G will be locking horns with a few as-yet-unannounced titans later this year, and after opening its doors to winged MUTOs and Skullcrawlers, we simply can’t wait to see what Michael Dougherty has locked away in the monster department.
Legendary’s MonsterVerse takes a turn for the epic when Godzilla: King of the Monsters stomps into theaters on May 31st. Following in its gigantic footsteps is the aptly titled Godzilla Vs. Kong on March 13th, 2020, and if you’re wondering how on earth the great ape could possibly compete with Gojira, remember, Kong’s still growing…