San Diego Comic-Con News: The trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters released at Comic-Con provides numerous scenes of mass mayhem and destruction, as well as fevered talk of “the mass extinction we feared” that “has already begun,” while underscoring the carnage with variations on Debussy’s gentle “Clair de Lune.”

Humans are infecting the planet and the Earth is fighting back by unleashing a horde of monsters led by King Godzilla, but these Toho monsters are no longer “kaiju,” they are now “Titans” in the movie’s conflation of Greek mythology and Japanese post-atomic monster sagas.  While the basic plotline of Godzilla: King of the Monsters is clearly revealed in the trailer, the identities of the other Titans helping Godzilla are not easily determined, though Kaiju fans will have some fun checking out the occasional shadowy profiles of Godzilla’s helpers that flit briefly across the screen.

Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures will unleash Godzilla: King of the Monsters on May 31, 2019, after having moved the film’s release date from March 22, 2019 (see “Transformers 7 Off the Calendar, 6 Billion Dollar Man, Godzilla 2 Moved,” and “Best in Shows—Q2 2019).