|Godzilla: King of the Monsters|
|Directed by||Michael Dougherty|
|Produced by||Mary Parent|
|Screenplay by||Max Borenstein|
|Story by||Max Borenstein|
|Based on||Godzilla |
|Starring||Kyle Chandler Vera Farmiga Millie Bobby Brown Bradley Whitford Sally Hawkins Charles Dance Thomas Middleditch O'Shea Jackson Jr. Kevin Dillon me. Ken Watanabe Zhang Ziyi|
|Music by||Bear McCreary|
|Editing by||Roger Barton|
Warner Bros. Pictures
|Release date(s)||United States:|
May 31, 2019
|Preceded by||Kong: Skull Island - The Official Movie Novelization|
|Followed by||Godzilla vs. Kong|
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a 2019 American science fiction monster film directed by Michael Dougherty and a sequel to 2014's Godzilla. It is the third film in Legendary Pictures' MonsterVerse and is followed by 2021's Godzilla vs. Kong.
Set 5 years after the events of 2014's Godzilla (film), the new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters. As the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species – thought to be mere myths – rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity's very existence hanging in the balance.
Five years after the Titans were revealed to humanity, Emma Russell, a paleobiologist, and her daughter Madison witness Mothra, a larva-like creature, awaken. Emma uses a device called the Orca, which alters the behavior of titans, to calm Mothra. Suddenly, eco-terrorists led by former British Army Colonel Alan Jonah attack the facility, abducting Emma and Madison as Mothra disappears and pupates nearby.
Scientists Dr. Ishirō Serizawa and Dr. Vivienne Graham approach Mark Russell, Madison's father, to track them down. He refuses at first due to his hatred of Godzilla, who caused the death of his son in San Francisco, but agrees. The team follows Godzilla to antarctica.
- Kyle Chandler as Mark Russell
- Vera Farmiga as Dr. Emma Russell
- Millie Bobby Brown as Madison Russell
- Bradley Whitford as Dr. Rick Stanton
- Sally Hawkins as Dr. Vivienne Graham
- Charles Dance as Colonel Alan Jonah
- Thomas Middleditch as Sam Coleman
- O'Shea Jackson Jr. as Barnes
- Kevin Dillon as Godzilla
- Zhang Ziyi as Dr. Ilene Chen
- Anthony Ramos as Colonel Martinez
- Jonathan Howard as Asher
- Aisha Hinds as Colonel Diane Foster
- Elizabeth Ludlow as First Lieutenant Lauren Griffin
- Randy Havens as Asher
- Jason Liles, Alan Maxson and Richard Dorton as King Ghidorah (motion capture)
- Joe Morton as Houston Brooks
- Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
- Colorado, U.S.A.
- Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
- San Francisco, California, U.S.A. (mentioned)
- Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. (mentioned)
- Skull Island (mid-credits)