Ahead of the film’s release on May 31st, the upcoming monster movie mash “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” will be getting a 112-page comic book prequel that will introduce a brand new titan that Godzilla had to contend with between the films.
Titled “Godzilla: Aftershock,” the story follows Monarch operative Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga in the film) as a tragedy of apocalyptic proportions from the distant past that changed the course of human history is returning to threaten it once more.
A shadowy figure stalks her every move as she travels the globe to uncover secrets, while Godzilla clashes in an ancient rivalry as old as the earth itself. It’s not clear who this new titan will be.
The comic, penned by Arvid Nelson, is said to be officially a part of the canon of the MonsterVerse that began with. 2014’s “Godzilla” reboot, continued with 2017’s “Kong: Skull Island” and will seemingly end with next year’s “Godzilla vs. Kong”.