We have some brand new goods from Godzilla: King of the Monsters to bring your way in the form of a poster and clip from the movie's soundtrack. The highly-anticipated sequel is one of the biggest (in every sense of the word) blockbusters coming our way this summer. Not only is Godzilla coming back, but we've got Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah joining the fold as well. This latest, stunning poster highlights all of the classic creatures in their kaiju glory with a nice old school Toho sheen added to it.
The Chinese poster has a fiery red background, with Godzilla at its center. Mothra, is positioned just below him, with King Ghidorah wrapped around him, making his life difficult. Meanwhile, Rodan is lurking overhead waiting to strike. There have been some pretty striking posters for this movie already, but this one may very well take the cake. It is reminiscent of the classic Toho era, while also looking new, fresh and bold at the same time. If there are prints of this available at some point, it seems deserving of wall space for monster lovers out there.
Moving on, Warner Bros. has also released a new clip from the movie's score, which is composed by Bear McCreary. This particular bit is Rodan's theme. Just like the previously released clips from the soundtrack, it's undeniably epic and grand. The clip was released, in part, to promote the movie, but also the release of the soundtrack itself, which hits shelves tomorrow. Director Michael Dougherty had nothing but praise for McCreary's work in a recently released statement.
"I'll never forget the moment I first heard Bear's music in the epic reboot of Battlestar Galactica. It was bold, elegant and decisively different than the typical space opera scores of the day, evoking something ancient and deeply powerful. And even then, I knew how meaningful the title was because I was determined to collaborate with him. And while it only took about 15 years, I couldn't be happier that our first effort together is for Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Bear has crafted something truly special that honors the history of the legendary kaiju but also adds new layers and a rich mythic spirit to Godzilla's legacy. Long live the King."
It took a full five years to get a sequel to director Gareth Edwards' 2014 Godzilla. While that movie remains divisive, it's safe to say many fans would have liked to see the classic monster back on the big screen a bit sooner. That said, it seems like Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have made it worth the wait.
Early reactions have praised the movie as a massively entertaining blockbuster. Luckily, we're not going to have to wait another five years for a follow-up, as director Adam Wingard has already filmed Godzilla vs. Kong, which will hit theaters in May 2020. Godzilla: King of the Monsters, meanwhile, is just around the corner, as it arrives on May 31. Be sure to check out the new poster below, as well as Rodan's theme from the WaterTower Music YouTube channel.