Godzilla: King of the Monsters full synopsis released as filming starts in Atlanta


Godzilla 2, which is titled King of the Monsters at this time, started shooting principal photography. And it unleashed its synopsis and full cast list.

Having just recently added Bradley Whitford to an otherwise huge cast, the sequel to 2014’s Godzilla film directed by Gareth Edwards has begun principal photography in Atlanta, Georgia. Though it’s unclear who happens to be on hand at this time, Legendary confirmed that Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins are returning from the first film. They’ll be joined by a whole range of all-stars. For starters, Vera Farmiga and Kyle Chandler will play parents to Stranger Things‘ Millie Bobby Brown. Plus, Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, and Zhang Ziyi will also be there, according to CBR.

Thankfully, we also got a synopsis for the film.

Godzilla 2 acts as some sort of sequel to both the first Godzilla film and Kong: Skull Island. Both films take place within Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse. This cinematic universe sees the organization Monarch up against menacing foes like Godzilla, King Kong, and Mothra. Of course, we established that both Godzilla and King Kong are good guys within their respective films. So the following synopsis clarifies Monarch’s role moving forward.

As the press release explains, Godzilla: King of the Monsters 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.”"

Obviously, that’s the same premise of the first film, but now on a much larger scale. I bet the end of Godzilla 2 will feature an assist from King Kong himself. Then, the “boss battle” between Kong and Godzilla takes place in the following film. Aptly titled Godzilla vs. Kong, the fourth entry doesn’t hit theaters until 2020.

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Michael Dougherty will direct Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which plans to open in theaters on March 22, 2019.