Five years after Godzilla was rebooted by Hollywood, the franchise goes into full gear this weekend with the release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The movie will see the return of the iconic Kaiju as he faces off with three behemoth titans: Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah. Legendary’s MonsterVerse is expanding!
Godzilla: King of the Monsters director and co-writer Mike Dougherty pitched a clever new way to present the rich mythology of these titans during a recent Twitter Q&A. Check it out:
Uhh… yes! This is a genius idea by the Godzilla director that would be great to see! Taking a note from the popular BBC docuseries Planet Earth, Michael Dougherty would like to focus on the monstrous creatures in their daily lives and natural habitats under the narration of the legendary David Attenborough. This documentary idea could be a great way for fans to geek out about the monsters close up and for newcomers to learn more about them.
David Attenborough has been narrating and reporting about nature and natural history since the ‘60s, but he is best known for voicing the Planet Earth series and most recently with Netflix’s Our Planet. It would be fun to see him spoof his other works in a sense with this unique contribution to the Godzilla series. Although these creatures are fictional, they have a rich history that has been legend on the big screen since 1954.
Michael Dougherty has more where that came from too! The filmmaker recently discussed another fun idea about a prequel that delves into Godzilla’s beginnings in ancient times. Check out his words:
I like the idea of going back in time and telling creatures' stories from different eras. Skull Island was set in the '70s, but personally I'd like to do Godzilla B.C., go back to ancient times and really see the Ray Harryhausen-esque world where primitive humans had to try to survive with these creatures. Maybe we'd get to see the first time mankind truly encountered Godzilla, and get to see how that relationship was christened.
Why not both? I can also see the Planet Earth type documentary including some background like this where it explores Godzilla’s interactions with early humans before fast-forwarding to the monster today, who often wanders around skyscrapers.
While we daydream about these potential additions to the franchise, fans already have tons to look forward from Michael Dougherty’s vision. King of the Monsters will follow the secret scientific organization Monarch’s dealings with the titans in this newly released film. The movie debuts this weekend to mixed to positive reviews.
On March 13, 2020, Godzilla vs. Kong will showcase an unlikely battle between the two icons. The movie is also co-written by Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields. The filmmaker could theoretically keep bringing more fresh ideas to the MonsterVerse depending on how King of the Monsters does at the box office this weekend.
Are you interested in these spinoff ideas? Let us know in the comments!