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Godzilla: King of the Monsters brought together not just the title character, but several of the greatest kaiju in film history. While the movie leaves us with many questions about what is to come, as it leads into the inevitable Godzilla Vs. Kong, one fan of the recent giant monster movie had a question about what led up to the events of King of the Monsters in the first place, and director Mike Dougherty has now answered it.
The events of Godzilla: King of the Monsters really get going when Alan Jonah, played by Charles Dance, kidnaps a Monarch scientist and brings her to a facility in Antarctica. There we see the creature they call Monster Zero, and that Godzilla fans know as King Ghidora. The beast is frozen in ice, but how exactly did he end up in that state?
According to Dougherty, Ghidora and Godzilla fought before, and Ghidora was defeated.
Later in Godzilla: King of the Monsters we learn that Ghidorah is an alien creature who crashed to earth eons ago. Since then, Ghidorah and Godzilla fought for dominance over the world, and it seems that, at least once, Godzilla won a pretty decisive victory. Ghidora survived, we see in the movie that actually killing the beast is pretty difficult, but he ended up frozen in ice.
Then the idiot humans had to come along and let him out. Clearly not the smartest move in the world, but honestly, most movies would be devoid of all drama if some character somewhere didn't do something stupid.
We see in the movie when Godzilla and Ghidora go head-to-head that the massive lizard can hold his own against the three-headed dragon. These two probably had some pretty epic battles back before there were people to get in the way. This time Ghidora also gets a bit of help in the form of Rodan.
Whether or not we could see these massive kaiju fighting again is anybody's guess. Ghidora is pretty soundly defeated in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, but Charles Dance's character returns in a post-credits scene and gains possession of Ghidora's head, and clearly he has plans for it.
However, the big battle we're getting ready for now is Godzilla Vs. Kong. The next chapter of the giant monster saga will pit Godzilla against King Kong, the version of the classic character we met in Kong: Skull Island. Exactly why the two will fight isn't setup in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, but in the end, does it really matter? As long as we see the massive creatures beat the hell out of each other, it's worth it.
Godzilla Vs. Kong is set for release in March of 2020.