We’re still almost two years away from the release of the next Godzilla movie, but we know it’s never too early to start promoting stuff on Twitter. The first Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island introduced us to Monarch, a group dedicated to the catalogue and study of MUTOs, Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms, the ones that died and the ones that still somehow inexplicably survived till the modern day. We know that the next Godzilla movie is subtitled King of the Monsters, so there’ll have to be other monsters out there that Godzilla will have to be the king of, right?
This new image was released though the Monarch Twitter feed, revealing a bit of the lore behind the future movie. Monarch, apparently, once discovered this image of a certain Moth-like creature.
— [MONARCH] (@MonarchSciences) July 22, 2017
Now there’s a couple of interesting conundrums here. “E. Russell” is not a person we’ve met in either Godzilla or Kong, so it could be a character in either Godzilla 2 or Godzilla Vs. Kong. As for the “Temple of the Moth”, which is placed in the mysterious “Yucca Province”, it seems like there’s no such place. Of course, there is Yucca, Arizona, and the Yucca Flat where several nuclear bombs have been tested over the years. There’s also Yucca Mountain, where U.S. nuclear waste is stored, and where one of the MUTOs escaped from in the course of the first film. Last, but not least, there’s the Yucca moth, a type of moth that exists in Europe and parts of Asia and Africa. So reference well played Godzilla production.
Plot synopsis: 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.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be in theatres everywhere March 22, 2019.