Aside from DC and WB, who, keep in mind, dropped the first footage from Wonder Woman 1984, Shazam! and Aquaman – sadly, only the latter two have made it online – arguably no one had a better San Diego Comic-Con than Michael Dougherty and Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
The third instalment into Legendary Entertainment’s MonsterVerse put the entire world on notice when it unleashed an electrifying first trailer – seen above – and an equally jaw-dropping poster. Unfortunately, both had to be used in order to counteract Dougherty’s comment from earlier in the month, in which the director stated Godzilla: King of the Monsters won’t do much to set up the title fight of unimaginable magnitude when Gojira goes toe-to-toe with the Giant Gorilla in Godzilla Vs. Kong.
However, if a new fan theory does prove right, there’s a kaiju-sized connection between King of the Monsters and its predecessor, Kong: Skull Island, hiding in plain sight.
During an interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Michael Dougherty confirmed that ”we do bring back one character from Skull Island.” That statement immediately led to speculation within the fandom regarding which surviving individual could possibly be making a return. And according to those who hold the severely mutated dinosaur closest, it’s Tom Hiddleston’s James Conrad.
The fanbase theorizes that Conrad’s none other than Charles Dance’s character in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Considering Skull Island took place in 1973 when Conrad was presumably in his late 20s to early 30s, that would place him within the late 60s/early 70s range when the upcoming sequel’s occurring.
Sadly, we still have a long way to go before we receive confirmation on anything regarding Godzilla: King of the Monsters, let alone a connection of such incredible enormity. Nonetheless, you can look for Gojira, Ghidorah, Mothra and Rodan to crash into theaters on May 31st of next year.