When Godzilla awakens in theaters on May 16, it’s worth remembering that he’s the good monster.
In the long history of Japan’s kaiju cinema, Godzilla could be destructive — but he was frequently the lesser of two evils who was pitted against more malevolent creatures. And as the new Asian trailer for Gareth Edwards’ upcoming film makes clear, Godzilla isn’t humanity’s greatest threat. In fact, he might be our only hope against a flying kaiju who looks a lot like Rodan. [Note: The Internets and some who saw Godzilla footage at Comic-Con speculate that the flying beast is a human-enhanced Muto called Hokmuto.] Ken Watanabe plays a scientist(?) who believes mankind’s best chance is to let the two (or more?) monsters fight it out on our turf.
The clip is short — but it may also be the most revealing Godzilla trailer yet. Check it out below.