MonsterVerse fans with access to HBO Go can now check out an extensive sneak peek at Godzilla: King of the Monsters (out May 31). The streaming service just dropped five minutes of footage from the film, which finds the movie’s puny humans getting a very close look at King Ghidorah and what appears to be the start of a rumble between that giant, three-headed beastie and Godzilla himself.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters also features the monsters Rodan and Mothra, while the film’s human characters include Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga), a scientist working for the beastie-hunting organization Monarch, and her daughter Madison, who is portrayed by Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown. The pair are kidnapped by what director Michael Dougherty describes as “a mysterious organization, with their own plans for the creatures.”
Meanwhile, shooting has already finished on the next movie in the MonsterVerse, Godzilla vs. Kong. The announcement that production had wrapped on the film came Friday from the movie’s director, Adam Wingard (You’re Next, The Guest).
“I do want there to be a winner,” Wingard told EW about the monster match-up, before the start of shooting. “The original film (1962’s King Kong vs. Godzilla) was very fun, but you feel a little let down that the movie doesn’t take a definitive stance. People are still debating now who won in that original movie, you know. So, I do want people to walk away from this film feeling like, Okay, there is a winner.”
Godzilla vs. Kong is set to be released on March 13, 2020.
Watch the trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, above.