One of the biggest announcements to come out of the Godzilla panel at San Diego Comic Con, was the film's composer. The incredible Bear McCreary will be taking over scoring duties from the last film's Alexandre Desplat.
Bear McCreary hit massive popularity with his music in the 2004 series Battlestar Galactica. Since then he's moved on to compose music for other popular science fiction television, including Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and the current Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
He's stepped into the realm of monsters with his work on both Cloverfield sequels, 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) and The Cloverfield Paradox (2018). He also composed the music for the Anne Hathaway led Colossal (2017). Recently he composed music for the latest entry in the God of War video game series.
He announced on Twitter:
I am thrilled to be the composer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and honored beyond words to have the opportunity to contribute to one of cinema's longest-running musical legacies.
Indeed, McCreary joins Masaru Sato, Michiru Oshima, Koh Otani and the legendary Akira Ifukube as a composer of the Godzilla franchise.
Speaking of Ifukube, those who wanted to hear Godzilla's classic theme in the 2014 film will get their wish next year. Godzilla's theme by Ifukube will make a comeback next year. Director Michael Dougherty responded to a question from the audience, confirming Godzilla's classic theme (and maybe others) will be in the movie:
"The answer is yes. We will finally hear Godzilla's classic theme--Possibly some other themes."
Another recent Warner Brothers movie brought back Godzilla's theme, via Alan Silvestri--Ready Player One. You can listen to Silvestri's take on Ifukube's theme below:
Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Kyle Chandler (Super 8, Friday Night Lights), Vera Farmiga (The Departed), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), O'Shea Jackson (Straight Outta Compton), Aisha Hinds (If I Stay), Anthony Ramos (Hamilton), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Randy Havens (Stranger Things), Ken Watanabe, (Godzilla), Sally Hawkins (Godzilla), Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley), Bradley Whitford (Get Out, West Wing) and Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). The film will be directed by Michael Dougherty from his screenplay co-written by Zach Shields. Alex Garcia is producing. The film bows May 31st, 2019.
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More about upcoming Godzilla movies
Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters is the sequel to Gareth Edwards' Godzilla (2014) and is being directed by Michael Dougherty. The film will introduce Rodan, Mothra, King Ghidorah and more monsters to the Warner Brothers / Legendary Monsterverse cinematic universe. For information on Godzilla 2's cast, plot, release date and to download the film's official movie posters, please visit the Godzilla: King of the Monsters about page here!
Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) is the sequel to Michael Dougherty's Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters and will be the fourth and final installment in the Monsterverse movie quadrilogy. It will also bridge both the Godzilla movies and Kong: Skull Island by bringing Godzilla and Kong face-to-face for an epic match-up. To learn more about Godzilla vs. Kong, check out the Godzilla vs. Kong about page here!
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