2014's Godzilla didn't give us as much of the famous monster as many would have liked, but the first picture of the upcoming sequel is hopefully evidence we've got some pretty solid monster action on the way. The first official image of Godzilla: King of the Monsters has been revealed and it's exactly the sort of thing monster movie fans will want to see, Godzilla showing off his power with a massive blast of his atomic breath. Check it out.
The image shows Godzilla firing his atomic breath up into the sky. It's a great way to start talking about the new film, as the use of Godzilla's atomic breath, right down the throat of another monster, was far and away the best part of the last movie. It appears to be indiscriminate, we don't see what he' shooting at, but he's almost certainly shooting at something. We know that both Mothra and Rodan, other monsters capable of flight, will be in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, so it's possible that he is fighting one of them off in this shot.
Alternatively, he could also be attacking people, like a plane flying overhead. Entertainment Weekly reveals that a large part of Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be focused on how humanity is reacting to the discovery that Godzilla exists. While the film is set five years after 2014's Godzilla, and the monster hasn't been seen since then, people are still in a complete panic over Godzilla. According to director Michael Dougherty...
The world is reacting to Godzilla in the same way we would react to any other terrifying incident, in that we are overreacting, but there's paranoia and endless speculation about whether he is the only one out there or whether we're threatened by others like his kind.
If humanity is overreacting to the existence of Godzilla, then you can be sure when the creature does rear its head once more, people are going to respond. Has civilization spent the last five years building weapons that will hopefully be able to take the monster down? Perhaps that is what Godzilla is fighting against here.
Godzilla__: King of the Monsters is the third film in the "Monsterverse" which, in addition to the previous Godzilla, includes Kong: Skull Island. That film gave us a post-credits sequence that confirmed the existence of other monsters, many of which we will apparently see in King of the Monsters. We also know that eventually, all of this will lead to a showdown between the two most famous giant monsters in movie history.
While this single image isn't much, it's likely to get Godzilla fans excited for what is to come. Godzilla: King of the Monsters will arrive in theaters May 31, 2019.