Godzilla King of the Monsters

Japan Release: 2019
Running Time:
132 minutes

Godzilla: King of the Monsters


Japanese Title

GODZILLA ゴジラ キングオブモンスターズ
[Godzilla Gojira Kingu Obu Monsutazu]

Distributor: Production:

Toho
Legendary Pictures / Warner Bros.

Following the Godzilla and MUTO conflict in San Francisco, the Russell family becomes fractured after the death of their son. This leads to Mark Russell and Emma Russell, members of Monarch, separating. Emma, who remains in Monarch, gains custody of their surviving daughter. Mark, meanwhile, pursues photographing wildlife and studying them. Years later, in 2019, Emma finds herself in China studying the cocoon of Mothra at a Monarch. As the creature begins to emerge, the nearby staff become nervous. After the use of firearms, Mothra goes on the offensive. Emma, though, uses a device she helped create called the Orca. Emanating an alpha-like signal for the titans, the device pacifies Mothra. Unfortunately, Jonah Alan, an ex-British Army colonel and leader of an eco-terrorist group, enters the base with his unit. Assaulting and killing, they capture Emma, her daughter and the Orca with plans to unleash the titans the world over...

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Box Office - Stock Footage - DVDs - CDs - Pictures - Background - Concept Art - Cut Scenes - Reviews

Titles

International Title

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Initial US Title

Godzilla: King of the Monsters
US Distributor: Warner Bros. (2019) / Time: 132 Minutes

Alternate Titles

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Monsters

King Kong
King Kong (stock footage)



Aliens, SDF & Misc.

U.S.S. ARGO
U.S.S. ARGO
Osprey
Osprey



Staff

Cast

Directed by Michael Dougherty
Writing credits Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields, Max Borenstein
Produced by Thomas Tull, Brian Rogers, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni, Alex Garcia
Executive Producer Yoshimitsu Banno, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Kenji Okuhira, Zach Shields, Barry Waldman
Music by Bear McCreary
Cinematography by Lawrence Sher
Film Editing by Roger Barton, Bob Ducsay, Richard Pearson
Production Design by Scott Chambliss
Assistant Director Hailey Oltman
Mark Russell Kyle Chandler
Emma Russell, Doctor Vera Farmiga
Madison Russell Millie Bobby Brown
Ichiro Serizawa, Doctor Ken Watanabe
Ilene Chen, Doctor Ziyi Zhang
Rick Stanton, Doctor Bradley Whitford
Vivienne Graham, Doctor Sally Hawkins
Jonah Alan Charles Dance
Sam Coleman Thomas Middleditch
Diane Foster, Colonel Aisha Hinds
Barnes, Chief Warrant Officer O'Shea Jackson Jr.
William Stenz, Admiral David Strathairn
Martinez, Staff Sergeant Anthony Ramos
Griffin, First Lieutenant Elizabeth Ludlow
Asher Jonah Jonathan Howard
Williams, Senator CCH Pounder
Houston Brooks, Doctor Joe Morton
Tim Mancini, Doctor Randy Havens
Bowman, Executive Officer Lyle Brocato
Crane, Commander Jimmy Gonzales
Hendricks, Master Sergeant T.C. Matherne
Zellner, Argo Deck Officer Kenneth Israel
Martin, Monarch Officer Justice Leak
Arvin, Argo Officer Skylar Denney
Cross, Argo Officer Kelli Garner
Travis, Sergeant Zac Zedalis
Asaj Tracie Garrison
Bottin, Lieutenant Natalie Shaheen
Winston, Corporal Jesse O'Neill
Baker, Sergeant Joshua Leary
Tippett, G-Team Officer Vince Foster
Harryhausen, G-Team Officer Shauna Rappold
Isla De Mara Fisherman Al Vicente
Isla de Mara Grandmother Rose Bianco
Isla de la Mara Grandson Gabriel Silva
News Anchors Laurie Dhue, Paul Ryden, Orelon Sidney, Fiona Hardingham
Fighter Pilots Seth Green, Eli Roth, Clare Grant, Stephen Moyer

Posters


Box Office

Release Date: May 31st, 2019 (Japan)
Total: ¥2,840,000,000 / $26,000,000 (Japan, Rough Figure)

Release Date: June 3rd, 2019 (US)
Opening Weekend: $47,776,293 (US, 4108 Theaters)
Total: $110,500,138 (US)

Toho Stock Footage


DVDs and Blu-rays

United States Region 1 Godzilla: King of the Monsters Warner Bros. (2019) Order
United States Blu-ray Godzilla: King of the Monsters Warner Bros. (2019) Order
United States Blu-ray Godzilla: King of the Monsters 4K Warner Bros. (2019) Order

CD Soundtracks


Background and Trivia

  • In January of 2018, Toho announced they would co-produce several American productions, offering up funding to the movies. These included Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019), Godzilla King of the Monsters and an American remake of Your Name. However, while the Pokémon movie did note Toho's involvement in the production in the credits, the 2019 Godzilla movie didn't note this and instead credits just Toho's creation of the original characters. As a result, it's unclear if something changed since the original announcement.
  • In respects to referring to the monsters as Titans in this movie, director Michael Dougherty Tweeted: "People have asked why we refer to the creatures as Titans instead of MUTOs or Kaiju.
    1) MUTO stands for Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism, so once a creature is identified & classified, it's technically no longer a MUTO so Monarch had to come up with a new term: Titan.
    2) Besides sounding cool, the definition of a Titan matches the history of the creatures as the First Gods and ties back to their ancient mythic roots.
    3) Kaiju was already taken by Pacific Rim, but I like the idea that the English translation of Kaiju could be Titan, because then everybody wins."
  • Director Michael Dougherty mentioned his concept for the dynamic of the four Toho monsters in the movie in that he "wanted each Titan to represent a different aspect of nature: Rodan (fire), Mothra (Earth), Godzilla (Water) and Ghirodah (Air), so they essentially became elemental deities." This was brought up in a Tweet during the MonsterVerse WatchAlong event.
  • The end title sequence for the movie was created by Kyle Cooper, which is not his first time on a Godzilla film. In fact, he started with the titles for Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) before also doing the title sequence for Godzilla (2014). In addition, he also worked on the titles for Kong: Skull Island (2017).
  • When discussing casting for Jonah Alan's mercenary group, director Michael Dougherty Tweeted: "I'm always annoyed when the bad guys are played by an all-male group of day players, so we went to great lengths to make sure there was a balance of men and women in Jonah's ranks. Ladies can be baddies too, and somehow I think it makes your villains more frightening when you balance things out."
  • On talking about the death of Serizawa in the movie, director Michael Dougherty noted in a Tweet that "Serizawa's sacrifice was purposely designed to be the inverse of Serizawa's death from the 1954 film, where he sacrificed himself to kill Godzilla. In my mind, this version of the character is correcting that mistake by saving his god."
  • Each discovered Titan has a two digit Monarch Outpost associated with it. Many of these are based on the year their film came out. For example, Godzilla's outpost is Outpost 54 for Godzilla (1954), Rodan's is Outpost 56 for Rodan (1956) and Mothra's is outpost 61 for Mothra (1961). The exception, from the monsters previously created by Toho, is King Ghidorah who has Outpost 32. According to Legendary, this is a reference to Outpost 31 from John Carpenter's movie The Thing.
  • The cabin which appears early in the film, belonging to Kyle Chandler's Mark Russell character, is the same one that was used by Tony Stark and his family in Avengers: End Game. This trivia was hinted at by Michael Dougherty in a Tweet.

Concept Art