In Godzilla: King Of The Monsters we know that the movie will concentrate on Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah. It is also confirmed that there will be new monsters in the movie as well. In the new trailer, we get our first glimpses of the two new monsters that will be appearing. We assume that there will be more that will appear based on the Monarch Sciences website showing thirteen containment facilities that are still locked. So what can we learn about the two that were unveiled in the trailer?
1. Out With The Old, In With The New
One of the things I always hear is about Anguirus or Kumonga being in the movie. While they could be in the movie, I highly doubt that we are going to see any more classic TOHO monsters outside the main four (Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah). I would rather see these monsters in another movie where they have a main role rather than having a cameo appearance. That is if Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. decide to make more movies after Godzilla Vs. Kong. Godzilla: King Of The Monsters is already congested with Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah. It would be very very difficult to introduce another classic monster in this movie.
However, I do believe that these new monsters could look similar to the classic monsters. The monster rising from the mountain could look similar to Anguirus or the giant arachnid could look like Kumonga. If you look back at Kong: Skull Island, I remember when everyone were calling those giant spiders Kumonga as well. While they weren't really called Kumonga (the real name for them is Mother Long Legs) the giant spiders still look similar to TOHO's monster spider, but different enough to be its own thing. So it's not outside the realm of possibility that we will see new monsters that look similar to the classic monsters.
2. A Third New Monster?
When we take a look at the giant arachnid, we can see scorpion like legs and a head rising from the ground. It looks like that this is all one monster, but the way the head and the legs are positioned looks anatomically incorrect. If this is all one monster then the whole body should be moving with the head to get itself upright. Meaning the legs should not be protruding out of the ground like in the picture. The body should be turning over so the legs touch the ground to lift itself back up. So here is what I think is happening in this scene. I think we are looking at two monsters fighting each other. If this is true then we didn't see two, but THREE new monsters in total in the trailer.
So let us say that there are two monsters in this scene. What are they? Well, I can't really say since this scene is very quick. What I will say is that what we are witnessing is a fight for dominance. Remember later in the trailer when Sally Hawkins was saying that they're waking up and fighting each other for dominance? This could be what we are seeing a glimpse of. It isn't just Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah fighting each other. It's all of the monsters fighting each other. That is something that this movie actually needs to show even if it is just for a few seconds. The reason why the movie needs to show something like that is to emphasize how the planet is falling apart. Sure, Ghidorah already can already do that since he is described as a living extinction event, but he isn't everywhere. What is happening to the rest of the world? That is the reason why this scene is important to show.
3. The Hills Are Alive
A few seconds after the scene with the spider legs, we come across the scene of something rising from the mountain. Again, I think this isn't Anguirus, but a new monster with a similar look. Yet, even I am not sure about that. There is hardly anything to see that we can really give at least a little bit of detail to give any sort of description since this thing is covered in rocks and trees. All that can be said is that it's massive and it has a short tail. On top of that, it looks like that small town that is at the bottom is about to be wiped out from the avalanche of rocks and dust that is caused by the monster while rising up. So it is hard to say what this thing is until the movie is released.
What do you guys think? Do you think these are purely new monsters or do you think these are TOHO monsters? Are there any details that I missed that you noticed? Make sure to leave a comment in the comment section. Follow me on my Facebook page and Twitter to stay up to date for more Godzilla news, reviews, and discussions.