The two most powerful forces of nature collide in the first official trailer for the long-anticipated ‘Godzilla vs. Kong.’
The trailer sets up Kong being transported on a cargo ship in chains, as we’re given the message: “We need Kong. The world needs him… to stop what’s coming.”
This appears to be setting up Kong as the hero of the film, as later we learn that, “Godzilla’s out there and he’s hurting people and we don’t know why.”
The highlights of the trailer come in the form of Godzilla attacking the fleet of ships carrying Kong, and we get our first look of the two titans throwing down, with Kong delivering a haymaker to the side of Godzilla’s head. And, in the closing seconds, when Kong drops an ax down on Godzilla as he is firing his atomic breath at the King.
The other noteworthy point comes in the form of a little girl named Jia (Kaylee Hottle), who has formed a bond with the primate. Look for this to be an important part of the plot.
Watch, as well, for returning franchise character, Madison Russell (Millie Bobby Brown) setting out to discover what is causing Godzilla to act out of character.
It seems unlikely the movie will just showcase the two titans, as early rumors hint at the possibility of Mecha-Godzilla making his debut in the franchise.
Below are two images from the trailer that could be Mecha-Godzilla.
‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ is a continuation of 2014’s ‘Godzilla,’ 2017’s ‘Kong: Skull Island,’ and 2019’s ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters.’
The film also stars Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood), Rebecca Hall (The Town), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta), Shun Oguri (Harlock: Space Pirate), Eiza González (Baby Driver), and Julian Dennison (Deadpool 2).
The fourth installment in Legendary Pictures’ monster universe is scheduled to be released on March 26, 2021. The film will be simultaneously released in theaters and on HBO Max for 30 days at no additional cost to subscribers.