*Actor O’Shea Jackson Jr. and director Michael Dougherty attended an early screening in Los Angeles of “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” on Friday night (05-10-19). But they weren’t the only special guests at Hollywood’s ArcLight Cinema Dome theater. Godzilla made an appearance, including the lighting of his famous laser bursting through the roof.
A sequel to 2014’s “Godzilla,” and the third installment in Warner Bros. Monsterverse, fans can expect a lot of monster fighting.
In the film, a segment of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch 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.
“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” stars Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”) in her feature film debut as Madison, the daughter of a scientist, Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga “The Conjuring” films) working for Monarch. Her father Mark (Kyle Chandler “The Wolf of Wall Street,”) has been estranged from the family but becomes involved after the two are kidnapped by an underground group that has deadly plans for the titan monsters.
Also featured in the cast, besides O’Shea Jackson Jr. (“Straight Outta Compton”), are Bradley Whitford (“Get Out”); Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (“Shape of Water”, “Blue Jasmine”); Charles Dance (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”); Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s “Silicon Valley”); Aisha Hinds (Fox’s “911”); Anthony Ramos ( Netflix’s “She’s Gotta Have It”) ; Oscar nominee David Strathairn (“Good Night and Good Luck”), with Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai) and Golden Globe nominee Ziyi Zhang (“Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”)
Jackson had this to add about being about of the legendary franchise:
“It’s great to be a part of the Godzilla lore. As a kid playing with Godzilla, to grow up and a part of a legacy. They don’t give over 30 films to just anybody.”
Godzilla: King of the Monsters opens in North American theaters on May 31, 2019.