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Godzilla: King of the Monsters is expected to set up the confrontation Godzilla will have with King Kong in the upcoming Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) film, set for release in 2020.
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The film has the same kaiju lineup as Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964) (Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster).
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This is the first American production of Godzilla to receive a sequel.
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The first trailer for the movie features Claude Debussy's "Clair de lune."
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Gareth Edwards was originally set to direct the film, but he later dropped out on May 13, 2016.
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Originally Godzilla: King of the Monsters was going to be released on the same day, June 8, 2018 as Bumblebee (2018). Now, the release date has been pushed farther for March 22, 2019 and later delayed once more to May 31, 2019, following Avengers: Endgame (2019), Aladdin (2019), Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019), and John Wick 3: Parabellum (2019).
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The third installment of Warner Bros. Pictures' media and shared fictional universe, the MonsterVerse, that is centered on a series of monster films featuring Godzilla and King Kong.
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Millie Bobby Brown's film debut.
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Max Borenstein said in an interview that the sequel will be "bigger and better" than the last film.
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Godzilla received a slight revamp with his dorsal fins changing in shape, rather than being jagged and straighter in design, the new design features more protusions, and looks more like the maple leaf design akin to earlier Godzilla incarnations, the director states that his eye color also changes when he uses his atomic breath (a bright blue hue) much like his attack.
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This film is a sequel to Godzilla (2014) and will be the 33rd film in the Godzilla franchise, the third film in Legendary's MonsterVerse, and the third Godzilla film to be completely produced by a Hollywood studio.
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This film is in series with Kong: Skull Island (2017) and Godzilla vs Kong (2020). Kyle Chandler also starred in Peter Jackson's King Kong (2005).
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Early designs for Rodan gave him a more bird-like look and feathers, but this was scrapped for a more traditional design.
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Creator's Favorite: While Director Michael Dougherty didn't outright say Rodan was his favorite, he has stated that he has a major soft spot for Rodan and prays he did "justice" for the character.
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An idea for Ghidorah to battle Godzilla underwater, as seen in the concept arts released at Tokyo Comic-Con, was also originally introduced to the series within Kaneko's work.
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Stranger Things (2016) star Millie Bobby Brown joined the cast in January 2017.
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On July 21, 2018, Dougherty revealed that Bear McCreary will compose the film's score, incorporating themes from Akira Ifukube's previous Godzilla scores. Regarding his involvement, McCreary stated, "I am thrilled to be the composer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and honored beyond words to have the opportunity to contribute to one of cinema's longest-running musical legacies." The first trailer featured a rearrangement of Claude Debussy's Clair de Lune by Michael Afanasyev for Imagine Music. McCreary further expanded on his plans and involvement, stating, "I've known Michael Dougherty for a long time, as we both run in the same film-nerd circles. I have always appreciated his love of film music, chatting with him for hours on end over the years about the scores we both love. I was thrilled for him when he landed the gig to direct Godzilla, because I knew what it meant to him. When he later asked me to join the project, I was overwhelmed with excitement, and awe, grateful for the chance to join him in contributing to the legacy of our favorite monster. We knew from the beginning that we wanted to incorporate classic [Akira] Ifukube themes, and yet I think fans will be excited to hear how they have evolved. There are some fun surprises in store. Fitting the material and Michael's visionary film, this score is the most massive I have ever written, and I can't wait for fans to experience it!" In November 2018, a sample of McCreary's Godzilla theme was leaked online after it was used during a panel at Tokyo Comic Con.
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Release Date Change: The film's release date was initially sometime in June 2018, but was pushed back to March 22nd, 2019. It was subsequently pushed back again to May 30, 2019 to avoid competition with Disney's Captain Marvel.
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As seen on the Monarch Sciences website, Monarch Outpost 56, where Rodan is contained homages 1956, when Rodan was released.
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This Mothra's bioluminescence-based abilities are similar to a special ability of the male MUTO, originally dubbed 'Hokmuto', in an early version of the 2014 film, Godzilla. Said ability was said to be a lightning-like "shockwave" that created aurora-like lights. Furthermore, some scenes of Mothra (MA) is similar to the description of this Mothra's bioluminescence.
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This film marks the reunion of Ken Watanabe and Ziyi Zhang, following their previous collaboration on Memoirs of a Geisha (2005).
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Millie Bobby Brown and Randy Havens had worked together on Stranger Things (2016).
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The reveal image for Mothra reads "Terrasearch #63061: Yucca Province". June 30, 1961 (6-30-61) was the date the original Mothra film released. However, Yucca is a typo as it's supposed to be "Yunnan", and there is no such place as the Yucca Province.
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This Rodan is the first of its incarnations with wider wingspan than that of Mothra within the same continuities.
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O'Shea Jackson Jr. is the third actor from Straight Outta Compton (2015) to appear in the MonsterVerse film after Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell in Kong: Skull Island (2017).
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King Ghidorah stands at 521 feet (158.8 meters) tall, making him 166 feet taller than Godzilla, who stands at 355 feet (108.2 meters). This is the largest American incarnation of the monster in history, and also the second largest incarnation of the monster ever, being 62 feet taller than the Heisei's version, which stood at 460 feet (140 meters).
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The height of Rodan is somewhat smaller than the original in Showa era, however it's possible that Rodans height could be a matter of posture.
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As seen on Monarch Sciences website, Monarch Outpost 61-where Mothra is located, homages 1961,the year Mothra premiered. Based on the fact that the Nazca Lines are mentioned in her description, it can be assumed she has some ties to Nazca culture. Mothras connection to the Latin American continent is similar to that of her AniGoji counterpart.
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In the official Monarch timeline posted on the Facebook page for, "Kong: Skull Island, the label given to Ghidorah is " Monster Zero", which was the name given to him by the Xiliens in Invasion of Astro-Monster.
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Rodan bears elements of volcanic rock were added to its scales and skin color to look capable of living inside of a volcano.
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Mothra's eye-spots on her wings were designed to resemble Godzilla's eyes in order to create a connection between Mothra and Godzilla.
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Mothra was designed to resemble real moths and given longer legs in order to defend herself against other monsters, a quality real moths can do.
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The five-year period between the release date of Godzilla (2014) and this film is the second longest gap between the release of the first and second films in a new series of Godzilla films, after the five-year gap between the releases of the Return of Godzilla (1984) and Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989) to start the Heisei Series.
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Gareth Edwards was originally set to return to the director's chair after taking a break from blockbusters, but he decided to take on Rogue One in that time instead, meaning that his break was delayed to the point where it encompasses the time he could have directed this.
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Sally Hawkins's third creature film after Godzilla (2014) and The Shape of Water (2017).
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While Dougherty loved Gareth Edwards's slow-build, Dougherty revealed that his film will "definitely take the gloves off for this film. No holding back."
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Working Title: Unsurprisingly, Godzilla 2. During production, the film was also called Fathom.
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Godzilla's appearance has slightly changed in comparison to Godzilla (2014). In the film, his dorsal spikes resemble the original look from Godzilla (1954), and his body is also bulked up and more muscular, resembling a powerlifter.
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Monarch Outpost 32 where Ghidorah is contained, functions as a reference to Outpost 31 from The Thing (1982), this is backed up by its location which is in an Antarctic/Arctic region. Additionally, its a more subtle homage to 1964, the year that Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster was released (as 32 is half of 64).
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This won't be the first time Millie Bobby Brown has had to deal with giant monsters.
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Rodan's wingspan is 871 feet wide, nearly six times his own body height (154 feet). This is similar with Mothra, who has a height of 52 feet and a wingspan of 804 feet, which is nearly 16 times her own height.
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King Ghidorah's wingspan could be over 1,700 feet (518.2 meters) wide.
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Godzilla is the only monster who can't fly in the film, while the others (Ghidorah, Mothra and Rodan) can.
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The way Rodan escapes the volcano is similar to what happened in San daikaijû: Chikyû saidai no kessen (1964), where Rodan flies over to the volcano and scares the tourists.
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In Mosura (1961), a scene explaining the origins of Mothra and the fairies was planned, but deemed too long and dropped from the final draft. This film will dive in to where Mothra originated.
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This is the second movie in which King Ghidorah is not controlled by aliens, after San daikaijû: Chikyû saidai no kessen (1964), while the rest of the films in the Toho series made aliens from the planet "X" control him.
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In the original Japanese films, Rodan's name is spelled and pronounced as "Radon".
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Mosura (1961) is thought to have popularized the notion of presenting giant monsters in Japanese movies as their own individual, identifiable characters, rather than menaces who are meant to be defeated. Tellingly, Mothra is presented as more of a hero than an evil or mindless beast. This change in characterization would carry over to other famous giant monster characters, most notably Godzilla, as they would become similar to the early Western monster movie characters made popular in the Universal horror films (Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, the Wolfman, etc.) rather than the bestial and often interchangeable, generic Western notion of giant monsters.
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The two main cast members, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen, from Godzilla (2014) will not return for this film, due to scheduling conflicts with other films.
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Those Two Actors: Sayuri and the Chairman are reunited.
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This is the second largest live action incarnation of Ghidorah, as well as the second largest next to the anime incarnation.
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King Ghidorah is the main Antagonist of the film. He fights all three monsters, including the king of monsters himself.
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The film is made on a budget of $200 million dollars, which is $40 million more than Godzilla (2014), which was made on a budget of $160 million dollars.
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Charles Dance saying "Long live the King."
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Talking to Himself: While not quite 'talking,' Jason Liles does the motion capture for both Rodan and King Ghidorah's middle head.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

It was hinted in Kong: Skull Island (2017)'s post-credits scene that Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah may appear alongside Godzilla in this sequel, which would mark the first time they have appeared in a non-Japanese film.
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A casting call confirmed that New monsters will appear alongside Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, And King Ghidorah.
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In San daikaijû: Chikyû saidai no kessen (1964), King Ghidorah arrives on Earth as a meteor, whereas in this film, he was already frozen in Antarctica for thousands of years.
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Like in Mosura (1961), Mothra first appears as a giant Larva before turning into a moth in the film.
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