At long last, one of the most highly-anticipated blockbusters of the summer movie season is here, as Godzilla: King of the Monsters has finally stomped its way into theaters. It has been five years since we last saw the legendary beast on screen but this time around, he brought a whole bunch of his friends (and enemies) along for the ride in the form of Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah. The movie contains a whole bunch of kaiju action and those who stayed through the credits are surely aware that even more is on the way. For those who may have lingering questions, let's do our best to break down the post-credit scene and what it might mean for the future of the MonsterVerse.
Warning: massive spoilers ahead for Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Seriously, those who haven't seen it will very likely want to turn back now. With that out of the way, let's dig in, shall we? There are, technically, two end-credits sequences to pay attention to. During the first section of the credits themselves, there are a number of news clippings and headlines that reveal what happened after Godzilla triumphed over King Ghidorah and became the new ruler of the monsters. We see that he's led the other monsters away from populated areas and has formed something of a peaceful alliance with the humans.
What's more, just as Emma (Vera Farmiga) predicted, the Titans have started to restore balance. Certain animal species are making a comeback in the world and, believe it or not, kaiju poop may actually be a source of energy. Point being, with Godzilla in charge, the world seems to be better off. So that helps to explain how the world won't be in an utter state of chaos when Godzilla Vs Kong hits theaters next year. The credits also tease another large monster, quite obviously King Kong, residing on Skull Island. This helps to plant the seeds for next summer's showdown.
With that in mind, one would think the proper post-credit scene would have something to do with that movie. Not so fast. Instead, we tie up something of a loose end, as well as opening an interesting door for the future. The scene sees Jonah (Charles Dance), the eco-terrorist that Emma teamed up with earlier in the movie, following an unidentified man through a secluded facility with a pack of well-armed men. They eventually come to a large room and we see King Ghidorah's severed head! As we learned during the first fight between Ghidorah and Godzilla, the three-headed beast could regenerate because Godzilla bit one of his heads off. This appears to be that very same head. Jonah says he'll take it and the screen fades to black.
So what does this mean exactly? Well, it means we haven't seen the last of Jonah, that's for sure. But what the heck is he going to do with that severed head? Is he going to try and clone Ghidorah? The alien monster did have regenerative properties so, within the logic of the world they've set up, that might make some sense. Perhaps Godzilla and Kong will have to unite to fight a greater threat? Many questions, precious few answers for now. We'll have to see what director Adam Wingard has up his sleeve when Warner Bros. unleashes Godzilla vs Kong on March 13, 2020.