An all-new TV spot for Godzilla: King of the Monsters has now made its way online. This has been poised to be one of the biggest blockbusters in terms of potential and scope at the box office. Warner Bros. has been hyping the movie up since the San Diego Comic-Con last year and they are now starting to amp things up with this new release. This sneak peek offers some new footage, but it is doing a great job of actually setting the table for the monsters.
The new footage throws light on the emergence of three new monsters; Rodan, King Ghidorah and Mothra, who will join the American version of this franchise from the lineup of Toho creations. Their tagline in the spot is, “only one can be king” and then it takes us to the battle footage. While there are a few recycles shots from the previous trailers, the fans get a new epic shot of duel between King Ghidorah and Rodan.
The director, Michael Dougherty has made it pretty clear that the film will focus much more on direct monster action than its predecessor, which largely subverted the action. This latest footage is further evidence of exactly that. There’s a group that appreciates what Gareth Edwards had done with the 2014 Godzilla, but it is highly unlikely that anyone wants to see the very same approach again. The creature design is now outstanding, and Dougherty has assembled the film in such a way that it will highlight these beasts.
The human cast includes Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins from the previous entry. Beyond that, it’s a new bunch. The new additions include Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Kyle Chandler (Manchester by the Sea), Vera Farmiga (The Front Runner), Bradley Whitford (Get Out), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley), Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton).