They don’t call Godzilla “the god of destruction” for nothing, ya’ll.
In only a few days from now, director Michael Dougherty’s kaiju slugfest Godzilla: King Of The Monsters is set to hit theaters everywhere. And since Godzilla is one of of cinema’s longest running movie stars, it is only fitting that his new movie get the kind of promotion suited for Hollywood royalty. The word “King” is part of the movie’s title after all.
The historic Cinerama Dome in Hollywood unveiled a gigantic promotional item atop the dome. Emitting dazzling blue light, it catches the eyes of every passerby. Not to mention catching the eye of news helicopters, like those from the local CBS affiliate. It hearkens back to the days of classic movie studio showmanship, to say the least.
The giant Godzilla head is popping out of the iconic dome like he’s cracking the world’s biggest egg. He’s ready to stomp all over Los Angeles the way he used to stomp on Tokyo in the original movies. Michael Dougherty tweeted a picture of the unique promotion like a proud papa, which showcased the beloved kaiju with blue light coming out of his mouth, emulating his signature atomic breath.
— Mike Dougherty (@Mike_Dougherty) May 10, 2019
Michael Dougherty’s follow up to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 film is going bigger and bolder this time, with Godzilla taking on a slew of other classic kaiju from Japanese cinema. Among them are fan favorites like Mothra, Rodan, and the three-headed King Ghidorah. This echoes the later phases of the Toho Godzilla films, where the giant lizard was less of a menace and portrayed more like a hero. In those later movies, Godzilla often saved Japan from worse monsters than himself. Sure, he’d usually stomp on a bunch of buildings to get the job done. But what’s some property damage between friends?
Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, and Millie Bobby Brown. It opens in theaters on May 31st.
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