Curious as to how Ghidorah became frozen prior to Godzilla: King of the Monsters? Allow director Mike Dougherty to explain.
Just before the sequel’s digital debut, Dougherty answered a number of fan questions on Twitter, one of which queried Ghidorah’s history, and how the three-headed behemoth became frozen in the first place. Turns out the alien dragon actually clashed with Godzilla in the past, as depicted by those cave paintings and ancient scriptures. And it was Gojira who emerged victorious, earning him the title, ‘King of the Monsters.’
Mike Dougherty essentially confirmed as much over on Twitter, stating: “Ghidorah and Godzilla fought for the crown in ancient Antarctica. Godzilla won.”
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And that, as they say, was that. But by the time King of the Monsters rolls around, and a group of eco-terrorists frees Ghidorah, the latter is able to challenge Godzilla for the crown once again. So it’s fitting, really, that their initial brawl within Dougherty’s follow-up takes place on the frozen plains of Antartica, before their ultimate duel in Fenway Park – a duel that involved Toho’s radioactive titan going thermonuclear and obliterating everything in his path. You don’t come at the king.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is available on digital platforms as of yesterday, August 13th, and will stomp onto Blu-ray and DVD in two weeks’ time.
Looking further afield, and Legendary has already teed up Godzilla Vs. Kong for 2020 – March 13th, to be specific – and we simply can’t wait to see how the studio’s super-species butt heads next year. And we can almost certainly include Ghidorah’s name on the cast sheet, given the post-credits sting for King of the Monsters.