Godzilla is roaring back into cinemas in 2019 and the first trailer for the latest instalment, Godzilla II: King of the Monsters, has arrived.
Directed by Michael Dougherty (Krampus), the film stars Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring films), Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) and Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things).
The cast also includes Kyle Chandler (Manchester-By-The-Sea), Bradley Whitford (Get Out); Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley); Charles Dance (Game of Thrones); O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton); Aisha Hinds (Star Trek Into Darkness); and Zhang Ziyi (Memoirs of a Geisha).
The 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.
The trailer sees paleobiologist Dr. Emma Russell (Farmiga) warning that an almighty war is going to break out threatening to bring Earth to an end unless they find all of the Titans.
The visual effects look spectacular and the film has a lot to live up to after 2014’s box-office smash Godzilla.
Godzilla II: King of the Monsters is expected to be released in 2019.