While Godzilla is the only one to get his name in the title of the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters, he will be far from the only creature taking center stage in the new film. There will be several other prehistoric beasts for him to take on and a new video gives us a closer look at all of them. Say hello to Rhodan, Ghidorah and Mothra in the clip below.
Images of massive global destruction from the three giant monsters are juxtaposed nicely with the quiet piano version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." That's not exactly where these creatures came from, but it's close enough. There are some great shots of each of them here, and it's nice to see the other monsters, who are nearly as popular with Godzilla fans as the big guy himself, get a moment to shine.
The new video gives us a quick and simple explanation for Godzilla: King of the Monsters in its one minute run time. The three beasts of Mothra, Rhodan, and Ghidorah are tearing a path of destruction through the planet, one that is believed will literally destroy the earth. The only hope that anyone believes they have is to use Godzilla to fight the rest of the monsters.
At the end of 2014's Godzilla the creature was last seen heading back out to sea after saving San Francisco from a pair of unidentified monsters. It seems that in between films humanity has somehow trapped Godzilla, likely in fear that the beast could just as easily destroy cities as save them. Either that, or has been trapped in some other way, perhaps by natural phenomena or the others monsters themselves. Either way, Godzilla needs to be set free and humans need to ally with him in order to save the world.
Luckily, we know from other pieces of information that we've learned about the film, there is a way for humanity to actually communicate with Godzilla, so this isn't going to be a case of just hoping everything works out. The human characters will be able to ask Godzilla really nicely if he wouldn't mind tearing these guys into pieces.
If there's one reason we go to see [Godzilla movies](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godzilla(franchise) it's too see the giant creature fight some monsters and destroy some stuff. I felt that 2014's _Godzilla was somewhat lacking in that regard. The action was solid when it happened, but there just wasn't enough of it. With four different monsters running all over the planet, it seems like that won't be an issue here. The only question might be how much of the world is left standing when it's over.
The one thing that we can be fairly sure of, however. Is that Godzilla will somehow survive the onslaught of these three titans. Godzilla vs Kong has a release date and everything so at least one of these creatures will remain standing.
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