Chilling first look of 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' unleashed

The titular behemoth is literally breathing fire - or as Dougherty likes to call it atomic breath - in one of the 'King of the Monsters' photos that made its way to the internet.

                            Chilling first look of 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' unleashed
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The world was introduced to a host of monstrous creatures, cohabiting with humans, in 2014's action thriller 'Godzilla'. While director Gareth Edwards had laid the framework for the reboot of this extremely popular franchise, five years after the film, Michael Dougherty is carrying forward with the legacy in the form of the upcoming sequel 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' - which recently debuted two first-look images that will send chills down your spine. 

The titular behemoth is literally breathing fire - or as Dougherty likes to call it "atomic breath" - in one of the photos that made its way to the internet, courtesy of EW. While a second picture shines the spotlight on Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown, who respectively star as Dr. Emma Russell and her daughter Madison, the few human characters in the movie.

Speaking with EW, the 'King of the Monsters' director also shared some insight into what has gone down in the five years since 'Godzilla', the ancient behemoth surfaced to fight the host of new creatures. 

“The world is reacting to Godzilla in the same way we would react to any other terrifying incident, in that we are overreacting,” said Dougherty teasing that, “There’s paranoia and endless speculation about whether he is the only one out there or whether we’re threatened by others like his kind.” By the end of 2014's reboot, it was amply hinted upon that Godzilla is not the only beast out there and that there are more creatures waiting to make their presence felt. 

And looks like it's about time one of the lesser known creatures, Rodan, is finally given its due screen time. 

“Rodan’s been kind of a sidekick character, but I’ve always had a soft spot for him. In a lot of ways, he’s more powerful than Godzilla. He’s like this winged A-bomb. I think we’ve done him justice,” hinted Dougherty adding a little teaser about our main hero and his powers, "atomic breath".

He says, "it takes place at a very key moment and it’s a sort of call to arms.” 

In addition to Farmiga and Brown, 'King of the Monsters' also stars Kyle Chandler as Mark Russell. After Emma and Madison are abducted by "a mysterious organization, with their own plans for the creatures,” Emma's ex-husband, Russell (Chandler) carries out a rescue mission with little help from Godzilla stars Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins. 

'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' is scheduled to arrive in theaters on May 31, 2019. Stay tuned, as a trailer is likely to drop anytime soon, perhaps at the upcoming SDCC.