Godzilla became the talk of Comic-Con a a few years back when the first footage was shown to fans, who demanded to see it twice. This year, after director Gareth Edwards conquered the world with his Godzilla adaptation, the King of Monsters has become one of the highlights yet again.
A video was shown during Legendary’s panel showing Edwards passing on a message to fans while he was in San Francisco, working on one of the Star Wars spin-offs. Edwards confirmed he would be directing the Godzilla sequel, and even listed the names of three monsters he would like to use in the new film. The names were bleeped out.
Thomas Tull, head of Legendary, then presented another video, this time teasing what we are likely to see from Godzilla 2.
SlashFlm commented on the footage:
The black and white video was filled with footage of destruction from around the world with a voice over from John F Kennedy. Text on the screen reads: “There is still one secret that remains hidden… There are others.”
The video then revealed three Godzilla universe monsters: the giant pteranodon kaiju Rodan, the giant divine moth kaiju Mothra and the three-headed dragon kaiju Ghidorah.
The video ended with the words “Let them fight”.
Collider also provided a description of the footage:
And so does the next step in that journey. We were then showed a new piece of “Classified Monarch Footage”. The teaser is made to look like it was put together in the 1960s and has audio of John F. Kennedy talking about threats and dangers. Then text comes on the screen saying that there was one more secret: “There were others.” Then we get a shadow of a pterodactyl:
Then we get an extreme close-up of a giant moth creature:
Then a silhouette and quick cuts around a dragon figure:
And then we get the text: “THREAT ASSESSMENT: CONFLICT INEVITABLE.” Followed by: “LET THEM FIGHT.”
Since her first film, Mothra has been depicted in various stages of the lepidopteran life cycle: Mothra’s mammoth egg is decoratively colored in blue and yellow waves. The egg hatches into her larva, a massive brown, segmented caterpillar (resembling a silkworm) with glowing blue, sometimes red, eyes. In rare circumstances, twins may emerge from the egg. The caterpillar eventually spins a silken cocoon around itself (the pupa stage), and from this cocoon the imago (adult) Mothra emerges, a gigantic moth-like creature with brightly-colored wings. Mothra’s life cycle—particularly the tendency of an imago’s death to coincide with its larvae hatching—echoes that of the Phoenix, resembling resurrection and suggesting divinity. She is among Toho’s most popular characters, primarily among female fans, and she has appeared in every Godzilla film era.
Aside from his impressive speed and agility, Rodan possesses a variety of special abilities. He is capable of creating destructive shockwaves when flying, which he has used to demolish major cities such as Tokyo and Moscow. In addition, Rodan can cause powerful winds while on the ground by simply flapping his wings. He also uses his beak and talons effectively in battle(as shown in Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 2, where his beak was powerful enough to crush boulders) , and his wings, despite their delicate appearance, are quite durable. Rodan can lift creatures several times his weight, for instance, Godzilla. Rodan also usually has spikes on his head and chest, which he may use in battle.
Tull would not confirm these monsters would be in the sequel, but said a number of times that these were the Kaiju Legendary were keen on exploring.