Godzilla: King of the Monsters received a first-look trailer at San Diego Comic-Con earlier today, following a brief tease on Instagram from star Millie Bobby Brown.
The film is a direct sequel to 2014’s Godzilla, which was directed by Gareth Edwards, who went on to direct Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in 2016. Godzilla: King of the Monsters follows Madison Russell (Brown), who gets kidnapped along with her mother by a mysterious group that we can say pretty confidently is Monarch — the secret organization created to hunt and study monsters like Godzilla.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters will feature more monsters this time around, including King Ghidorah, Mothra and Rodan, some of the most iconic characters in the Godzilla franchise. An official synopsis for the movie can be read below.
The new story follows the heroic efforts of the cryptozoological 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 superspecies, thought to be mere myths, rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Edwards isn’t returning for the sequel; Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be directed by Michael Dougherty. The film is set to hit theaters March 31, 2019.