Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters is now upon us, and with it is an extraordinary level of epicness and brilliant design that resurrects several classic beasts from cinema’s Atomic Age.
Director Michael Dougherty is responsible for this behemoth of a movie, and the filmmaker returned to the vaults of Toho Studios and the work of classic Japanese filmmaker Ishirō Honda to build about a fantastical new world of monsters.
To get you prepped for what is to come we’ve got a little bio piece for you that focuses in on each of these beasts and just what you can expect from them in Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters.
First seen in 1961’s self-titled Toho Monster movie, Mothra is second only to Godzilla in terms of sheer colossal power and is so dubbed the ‘Queen of the Monsters’. With psychic abilities Mothra is able to communicate with all living things or destroy them in defence. Now this is what nightmares are made of.
Making its first appearance in 1956, this beastly kaiju takes its name from the dinosaur Pteranodon and Ladon – the name of a dragon-like Japanese myth. Awakened in Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters from the depths of an omnious volcano, this Rodan also shares an appearance with 1993’s Godzilla the Fire Rodan, and with it’s added fire abilities makes for one terrifying fire demon.
But if there’s a super big bad in this new Monsterverse then it’s definitely Godzilla’s archnemesis itself: King Ghidorah. This three-headed serpent beast is hydra-like in appearance and is rumored to have come from outer space itself, falling to Earth to lay havoc before all before it. Since 1964 this terrifying creature has battled with Godzilla for dominance over our world and in Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters there final war will rage!
Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters is in cinemas now.
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