During a Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters set visit, Mike Dougherty addressed the process they used to design King Ghidorah for the new film and how he was adamant that the look of Ghidorah would not look anything like Western Dragons, specifically the ones seen in HBO's Game of Thrones:
You can’t have Ghidorah without the two tails and the three heads,” Dougherty says. “He’s got to have the right amount of horns, and then the wings are a very distinct shape. They’re not traditional western dragons. So those were marching orders from the beginning…We don’t want it to look like Game of Thrones’ dragons.
He goes on to add that each of the Monsters / Titans retained variations if their original sound effects. This was a requirement by Toho and Dougherty explains he was happy to ensure their authenticity was maintained:
I think they did a great job with Godzilla’s roar in the first movie. I pushed them a little bit further to bring it even closer to the (1954) original even more. But all the other creatures will have some resemblance of their original skreeches.
Hearing a roar closer to that of Godzilla's original 1954 roar will be sure to rumble theater seats like never before. We can't wait to see and hear all of these iconic Monsters on the big screen once again.
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This article was written By Chris and published on 2019-03-24 13:41:15
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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!
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