Apparently the U.S. isn’t the only region that is currently being flooded with Godzilla marketing. Just the other day we saw an international trailer, and now Gareth Edwards’ reboot of the classic creature feature is back with another. This latest offering is full of a ton of new footage, including our best looks yet at the King of the Monsters himself and one of the other beasties as well.
Thus far, the footage we’ve seen has done its best to keep the monsters out of the picture. The glimpses that Warner Bros. and Legendary have offered up have largely been quick, oblique, hidden by smoke, or otherwise obscured. This time around, however, is a different story. We get all up in Godzilla’s business with the most clear, unobstructed views that we’ve seen yet, as if with just a few weeks to go until release, the marketing department has said, what the hell, and decided to throw in everything the fans want to see.
In addition to the main attraction, there are multiple clear shots of the other monster in the film. We knew that there were going to be more monsters than just Godzilla, but aside from short, ominous peeks at small parts of the creature known as Muto, the best look we’ve had has come in the form of a tie-in toy. That’s hardly conclusive at all, but now we see the winged beast soaring in the skies around the city, which has to be one hell of a terrifying sight to behold.
And because that’s not enough, there what looks like it could be some sort of giant egg sack. Then again, it could be a part of something else, perhaps some buried relic, or maybe even another monster ready to join the fray. Whatever it is, surrounded by barriers, scaffolding, and other structures like it is, isolated and contained, it definitely looks threatening and portentous. You just know that nothing good is going to come from this thing, no matter what it turns out to be. Perhaps there will be a little Godzilla crawling around somewhere by the end of things. That’s one way to set up a sequel.
The most exciting element of this trailer has to be that shot right at the very end where Muto flies right at Godzilla. That seems like a moment that probably comes near the end of the film, where the two creatures finally collide, and that’s something that fans have been waiting see. Godzilla stomping through cities and tearing down the Golden Gate Bridge is one thing, but Godzilla going head to head another giant monsters is something else entirely. As Ken Watanabe says, “Let them fight.”
In addition to the creature component, Godzilla also has a standout human cast that includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, and David Strathairn. The film stomps into theaters May 16.