The MonsterVerse is growing at a rapid pace, with 2014's Godzilla giving us the giant lizard and last year's Kong: Skull Island giving us a new take on King Kong. Now things are going to get even bigger with Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which debuted its first official trailer at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend. The preview was full of awesome moments, but one specific element worth honing in on was the powers displayed by Mothra, which you can check out, below!
On the surface, that seems merely like an absolutely gorgeous shot of the moth-like Kaiju appearing in the sky. However, the shot (via Twitter) from that the sequence actually shows Mothra displaying her "God Ray" powers, which were psychic abilities used to destroy and communicate in the earlier Godzilla movies. With Godzilla: King of the Monsters taking things in a direction that seems slightly more grounded in the realm of science (or, at least as grounded as a movie like this can be), it seems that the film is conveying that ability through the concept of bioluminescence,
Of course, the arrival of Mothra and her powers only represents a fraction of what we can expect from Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The film looks quite a bit larger than the original Godzilla, with the titular lizard joined by creatures like Mothra and Rodan this time around. Add that to the fact that this movie definitely takes place within the same timeline as the one featured in Kong: Skull Island, and it becomes increasingly clear just how much the folks behind the MonsterVerse are focusing on scale and scope in the creation of these massive monsters.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters takes place after the events of the original Godzilla. As humanity gradually begins to cope with the existence of the massive Kaiju, scientists slowly but surely uncover a mystery revealing that the fate of the planet hinges on the balance of power between the powers of Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah. This conflict ultimately leads to a massive (seriously, the trailer looks utterly insane in how big it is) clash between the creatures, with humanity standing on the sidelines to see who emerges as the real king of the monsters.
With the promise of some seriously awesome Mothra powers on the horizon for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, make sure to stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more information about all of these creatures and the film that will unite them. Godzilla: King of the Monsters will debut in theaters on May 31, 2019, but until then you can check out our movie premiere guide to see what other films are coming to the big screen this year!
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