After months of speculating MechaGodzilla's potential appearance in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One, Variety has reported that the Iron Giant does in fact do battle with Godzilla's mechanical doppelganger. In the novel, Ultraman faces off with Kiryu, the third incarnation of MechaGodzilla seen in Godzilla against MechaGodzilla (2002) & Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003). An unnamed source claims the MechaGodzilla that appears in the film is in fact Kiryu--Though there have been some conflicting reports about the design.
Other monsters have been rumored to appear as well, though our sources made no mention of them. King Kong has already been confirmed in trailers. Warning: Possible spoilers to follow.
According to some fans at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Ready Player One premiere, the following monsters also appear in the movie:
Godzilla, King Ghidorah, Megalon and Clover (Cloverfield) are said to appear during the racetrack sequence as obstacles. Gamera and Gigan are also said to cameo during the film's climactic battle.
Keep in mind, this latter list of monsters is completely unconfirmed and should be taken with a grain of salt before the movie is released. Even if these monsters are in the film they may merely be moments lost in a blink.
What do you think of these possible kaiju cameos? Are you excited about MechaGodzilla retaining his role in the story? Are you more likely to see Ready Player One knowing MechaGodzilla is in it with the possibility of others? Sound off below.
Ready Player One opens March 29th, 2018.
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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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