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]

Distributor: Production:

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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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




King Ghidorah
King Ghidorah
King Kong
King Kong (stock footage)

Aliens, SDF & Misc.

M1A2 Abrams



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


Box Office

Release Date: May 31st, 2019 (Japan)

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

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.