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Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah in "Godzilla 2"
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Date: 7/27/2014
Author: Chris Mirjahangir and Anthony Romero

Details have begun for "Godzilla 2", the follow up to this year's Godzilla movie. Rodan, Mothra and the three-headed monster Ghidorah are joining the Legendary Pictures Godzilla franchise.

Legendary Pictures had a big Comic Con this year. While the announcement of a new King Kong project, titled Skull Island, took a lot of thunder, the King of the Monsters had an announcement of his own.

Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull presented a video message from Godzilla (2014) director Gareth Edwards at the Hall H event. Edwards mentioned that he was busy on the Star Wars spin-off film he was directing, but thanked everyone for their support of Godzilla and making the film a success.

This lead into a teaser for the sequel. The segment was "classified Monarch footage", the organization that Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) belonged to in the 2014 film. The sequence appeared to be retro, with John F. Kennedy talking about threats which would place it in the 1960's. Text on the screen then mentions "there were others", possibly talking about the alpha predators that Godzilla belongs to, followed by a shadow and the text "CODENAME: RODAN".

Next is a furry closeup of an insect with the text "CODENAME: MOTHRA".

Finally, there is a large shadow that it splices around before saying "CODENAME: GHIDORAH".


CEO Thomas Tull then announced that Edwards would be returning to direct the sequel after finishing Star Wars.

As a side remark, the video used the name "Ghidorah", which might be an allusion to the monster's first, flightless appearance in Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001). More likely, though, it's just coincidence.

NOTE: The image used here was created by Toho Kingdom. It was not taken from the video show at Comic Con.