Godzilla: King of the Monsters is an upcoming American monster film directed by Michael Dougherty and written by Dougherty, Zach Shields, and Max Borenstein. It is the sequel to 2014’s Godzilla and will be the 33rd film in the Godzilla franchise, the third film in Legendary’s MonsterVerse, and the third Godzilla film to be completely produced by a Hollywood studio. Despite the film’s title, it is unrelated to the 1956 film of the same name.
The film stars Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds and Zhang Ziyi, and is scheduled to be released on March 22, 2019 in 2D, 3D, and select IMAX, except in Japan where it will be distributed by Toho.
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, including 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.