During the Warner Bros. panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the studio debuted the first trailer for the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
Directed by Michael Dougherty, the Godzilla sequel stars Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins both reprising their Godzilla roles, plus Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown in her feature film debut, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, and Zhang Ziyi.
The new 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.
Dougherty directs from a script he wrote with Zach Shields. The film is being produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Brian Rogers, and Thomas Tull, with Barry H. Waldman, Zach Shields, Yoshimitsu Banno, and Kenji Okuhira serving as executive producers and Alexandra Mendes co-producing for Legendary.
A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, the sequel is set to stomp into theaters on May 31, 2019, and will be distributed in 3D and 2D and in select IMAX theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd.