The upcoming Godzilla will feature creatures other than Godzilla, and the new trailer gives us our first solid look at one of the creatures. If you weren’t excited for the film before, and the addition of multiple creatures doesn’t do it for you, then consider letting joy into your heart for a change.
The franchise reboot from director Gareth Edwards has already suggested that it would feature multiple monsters, but this teaser shows the first completely clear shot of a creature not named Godzilla, at around the 1:18 mark. The inclusion of the nightmare-sized insect isn’t in itself surprising, though. It has been hinted at before, and the official statement for the film reads:
An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
The film also stars Bryan Cranston as a nuclear physicist whose assertions that monsters are roaming the world is ignored. He is joined by his soldier son Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Johnson’s wife. Fun/creepy fact: Johnson and Olsen will next appear together in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but as brother and sister rather than husband and wife. Sorry for that image.
Godzilla hits theaters on May 16.
Update: The article has been updated to correct an error that identified the monster as Mothra. The creature actually looks more like Rodan from the old Toho movies, but it may end up being be an original monster due in part to legal reasons.