Spoiler: One of Godzilla's monstrous enemies revealed in new toy images
It is hard to tell from the media released so far for GODZILLA who the bad guy really is. Traditionally, Godzilla has started as a foe but became the defender of humanity against monstrous foes over the years. In the 1998 version, Godzilla was a misunderstood beast defending it's offspring. But, the newest version from director Gareth Edwards has so far teased massive destruction that all seems to be at the hands of Godzilla himself.
The most recent trailer for GODZILLA hinted at another beast that we only see briefly, like in the screenshot below:
Whatever this monster is, it is clearly not Godzilla. We have heard rumblings that GODZILLA will showcase more than one kaiju for the big guy to face off against and now we have our first clear look at one of them. Total Film posted a trio of images from the merchandising assault about to hit toy stores across the country featuring a kaiju very reminiscent of the beast from CLOVERFIELD.
As you can see in the pictures below, the monster is scaled very close to Godzilla himself but has a very distinct body shape. How and why these other monsters are appearing in the new GODZILLA is still a mystery, but it looks like Edwards and the Legendary Pictures team was not content to pit humanity against the monster but have them witness Godzilla versus enemies of equal stature.
GODZILLA hits theaters on May 16, 2014.