Michael Dougherty’s “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” is only a few weeks away from arrival in cinemas and the helmer recently sat down with JoBlo to discuss the film. The movie serves as the third entry in a connected ‘Monster-verse’ which began with 2014’s “Godzilla” reboot, continued with 2017’s “Kong: Skull Island,” and seemingly closes out with next year’s “Godzilla vs. Kong”.
As a result, a bunch of the lore has already been established – including the suggestions that these long-dormant monsters have existed for millions of years and have only recently emerged. Asked about potential future entries in the series beyond the planned ones, Dougherty expressed an interest in doing another “Godzilla” but set at an earlier point in time – a much earlier point:
“I like the idea of going back in time and telling creatures’ stories from different eras. Skull Island was set in the ’70s, but personally I’d like to do ‘GODZILLA B.C.,’ go back to ancient times and really see the Ray Harryhausen-esque world where primitive humans had to try to survive with these creatures. Maybe we’d get to see the first time mankind truly encountered Godzilla, and get to see how that relationship was christened.”
The new film’s story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.
When these ancient super-species – thought to be mere myths – rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance. Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Ken Watanabe, and Zhang Ziyi co-star in the film opening May 31st.