New footage from Godzilla: King of the Monsters was released by HBO ahead of the newest episode of Game of Thrones. There’s plenty of attention being given to the final season of HBO’s hit series (and rightfully so), but it isn’t the only big production that will feature fire breathing creatures and dragons this year. In just a few short weeks, Warner Bros. and Legendary will release Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the sequel to 2014’s Godzilla and latest installment in the MonsterVerse into the theaters.
The sequel will clearly see the giant Toho lizard return to the big screen, but he’ll be fighting a dragon of his own. Godzilla: King of the Monsters is being used to expand the MonsterVerse in major ways. Other classic Toho monsters like Rodan and Mothra will be included and fight, but the most highly anticipated addition may be that of the three-headed dragon King Ghidorah. The marketing for Godzilla: King of the Monsters has hyped up their clash already, and now HBO – an affiliate of WarnerMedia – is cross-promoting their two dragon-heavy properties.
Before the release of tonight’s second episode of Game of Thrones season eight, HBO debuted a new sneak peak at Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The sneak peak was then shared on Twitter, but fans of both properties are in for another surprise. Included in the tweet is a link to HBO NOW, which will direct fans to an exclusive five minute clip from Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The clip is available for any subscriber to HBO NOW (with a free trial also making it possible to view upon sign-up), but the minute long sneak peak can be seen below:
Just like much of the marketing that has come before, this new footage from Godzilla: King of the Monsters sheds plenty of light on the monster fights it will include. One of the shots that may excite fans the most is the first look at Mothra and Ghidorah fighting. The clash is not totally unexpected, since many believe Mothra will side with Godzilla and help him fight Ghidorah and Rodan, but we’ve yet to see the moth-like creature and three-headed dragon actually get involved.
With just over a month to go before Godzilla: King of the Monsters hits theaters, using the incredible viewership of Game of Thrones to further promote it is a great decision. This is likely the beginning of the final leg of the film’s marketing campaign too. One more traditional trailer may still be on the way, according to a previous report from Trailer-Track, so another extended look at the movie could arrive imminently. There’s already been an incredible amount of marketing to this point, but with WB already having moved forward with Godzilla vs. Kong, they need Godzilla: King of the Monsters to deliver both in quality and financially so their plans can continue.
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Source: Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Trailer-Track