We have three new posters for Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Prior to the release of the movie's most recent, action-packed and totally epic trailer, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures released a solo poster for Godzilla, but he's not the only game in town this time around. Now, they've also dropped several new "Titan" posters for the other classic Toho creations set to debut in the sequel; King Ghidorah, Mothra and Rodan.
Director Michael Dougherty (Krampus, Trick 'r Treat) shared the posters on his Twitter account. Much like the Godzilla solo poster, they are colorful and breathtaking. All three creatures are hulkingly massive, with Ghidorah bathed in electric yellow, Mothra in a soft ice blue and Rodan in a fiery orange. Mothra actually looks somewhat peaceful, whereas the other two beasts look prepared to rain some serious doom and gloom upon the world. Dougherty teased as much, as he shared a fittingly ominous and dark Biblical verse as his caption for the posters, which reads as follows.
"They have as king over them, the angel of the Abyss. A star fallen from heaven to earth, he opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like that of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened. Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions over the earth. They were told not to harm the grass or any green growth or any tree, but only those of mankind. For the Beast that comes up out of the Abyss will make war with them, and overcome them... and kill them."
If that doesn't help set up a monster brawl for the ages, what can? The trailers themselves have gone a long way to help let fans know that the sequel isn't going to skimp on the monsters either. A criticism by many of Gareth Edwards' 2014 Godzilla is that the action was largely subverted and seen through human POV. Michael Dougherty recently promised that his movie is going to take a much more direct approach.
The human cast for this movie includes Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Ziyi Zhang and O'Shea Jackson Jr. It can't just be monsters, right? This will ultimately be the third movie in the so-called MonsterVerse. The script comes from Max Borenstein and Zach Shields, with some help from Michael Dougherty.
Godzilla kicked things off, with the action continuing in last year's Kong: Skull Island. The studio also recently entered production on Godzilla vs. Kong, under the direction of Adam Wingard (Blair Witch), which will pit the two legendary beasts against one another in a winner-take-all grudge match for the ages. As for what's next, Godzilla: King of the Monsters is set to arrive in theaters on May 31, 2019. Be sure to check out the new posters from Mike Dougherty's Twitter account below.