Michael Dougherty hopes Mechagodzilla will be in future Godzilla films

Mechagodzilla Ready Player One

Ready Player One. Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is now out in theaters, and fans watching it are in for a treat. Director Michael Dougherty has added a lot of Easter eggs and homages including the iconic themes for Godzilla and Mothra. With King Ghidorah jumping into the fray, it looks like the future of the MonsterVerse is going to get crazier. Dougherty talks about how he has hope that Mechagodzilla and Mecha-King Ghidorah will be featured in future Godzilla films.

“I hope so,” Dougherty replied to Nerd Reactor on whether we’ll see Mechagodzilla or Mecha-King Ghidorah. “I love the Mecha creatures. In some ways, they’re almost like predecessors to The Terminator.”

In the Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character was a deadly assassin, and audiences would soon realize that he was a killer robot underneath the human skin. The same goes for Mechagodzilla back in the 1974 film, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla.

“What I love about the original Mechagodzilla was that you didn’t know it was a Mechagodzilla,” the director continued. “All of a sudden here’s a second Godzilla, and then he got revealed in layers. All of a sudden a chunk of skin got blasted off, and you realize, ‘Oh, there’s something shiny underneath.’ The correct terminology would be Cyber Godzilla. It’s a cyborg. I think the Mecha monsters are a perfect example of Toho just throwing caution in the wind and saying, ‘Fuck it, let’s get weird.'”

Godzilla: King of the Monsters 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 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.

The film is directed and written by Michael Dougherty (Krampus) with Zach Shields as the co-screenwriter. It stars Kyle Chandler (Super 8), Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring), Millie Bobby Brown (Netflix’s Stranger Things), Bradley Whiteford (Get Out), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), Charles Dance (HBO’s Game of Thrones), Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s Silicon Valley), Aisha Hinds (Star Trek Into Darkness), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), David Strathairn (Godzilla), Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Batman Begins), and Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is now in theaters, and Godzilla vs. Kong arrives in theaters on March 13, 2020.

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