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New King of the Monsters cave painting reveals new info on Godzilla, Mothra Rodan and Ghidorah!

New King of the Monsters cave painting reveals new info on Godzilla, Mothra Rodan and Ghidorah!

Legendary recently hosted an exciting new Monsterverse panel at L.A. Comic-Con and with it came some fairly interesting new details concerning the upcoming movie, Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters! One such reveal was a new official MONARCH cave painting (snapped below). What the painting reveals could be considered a mild spoiler to some and for that we suggest avoiding reading anymore if you wish to go into the film next year as fresh as possible. However, for those who enjoy dissecting every detail, read on!

The painting shows Godzilla, Ghidorah and Mothra, engaged in combat. This painting obviously pre-dates the events of the upcoming film which tells us a few things...

1) Mothra died.

In the Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer, we see Mothra in Larva form prior to transforming into her adult Moth form. However in the cave painting, we see Mothra drawn in adult form and combating Ghidorah. This confirms that Mothra had perished in her fight against Ghidorah, but Mothra sacrificing herself to defeat a common foe is nothing new to the Gojiverse.

2) Ghidorah and Godzilla have been enemies since the beginning.

We already knew this given the cave painting teased at the end of Kong: Skull Island, but this suggests Ghidorah and Godzilla have been locked in combat, vying for dominance of Earth for generations. Their battle was paused as Ghidorah was frozen in ice following a cataclysmic event. However once awoken, the battle will wage on again.

3) Ghidorah's origins are alien?

This one is more speculative, but given Toho's approval of Dougherty's Godzilla sequel plot and its use and portrayal of Monsters, it's not too far fetched to speculate that Ghidorah's origins are not from Earth. The painting also shows Ghidorah coming down at Godzilla from the sky. This could simply be due to Ghidorah's ability to fly, but it could also be metaphorical, symbolizing Ghidorah came "down from the sky" to try and dethrone the King of all monsters and claim Earth as his own.

4) Adolescent Rodan?

This one being the biggest stretch after analyzing the above painting, in the bottom right we see a distinct bird-like drawing. It is significantly smaller than the other 3 monsters shown. It is possible that Rodan's growth was slower and perhaps was even a monster who emerged at the highlight of Godzilla's reign, never having fully matured yet. To avoid death by the ice age, Rodan sought refuge in a volcano and rested under the Earth's crust, closer to the Earth's magma which allowed Rodan to keep growing over time until his resurgence next year.

What do you think of this analysis and the above painting? What do you make of it? Let us know in the comments!

Thanks again to Huge-Ben for the image!

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This article was written By Chris and published on 2018-10-28 13:43:34

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11 Fan responses to New King of the Monsters cave painting reveals new info on Godzilla, Mothra Rodan and Ghidorah!

godzilla3580

Oct-28-2018 2:23 PM

Okay, so Mothra has faced Ghidorah too? Makes me wonder how Rodan will play into this. He's gotta have some crucial role

TheGMan123

Oct-28-2018 2:40 PM

If it wasn't obvious enough, it should be clear by now that Godzilla and King Ghidorah have indeed tussled before.

YukisSpecial

Oct-28-2018 2:48 PM

I love how the painting makes it look like some Sparten-esque warriors with spears were ramping off of Godzilla's thighs to get some air and attack the super dragon.  The ancient times version of MONARCH :)

YukisSpecial

Oct-28-2018 3:26 PM

^^Interface for the site seems a little borked, was going to edit my post when I realized I misspelled "Spartan" but the page won't let me. Am suspicious of X-Seijin inteference, or some manner of anti-MONARCH terrorist group.

RobEkman79

Oct-28-2018 4:59 PM

I would venture to guess that Rodan is simply not in this image. Those shadows above that individual to the right, I’m guessing, are native people on horses aiding in the attack against Ghidorah. I would also say that the white shadows on Godzilla’s leg are also native people not on horseback this time. That’s just my two-cents worth. This does just super hype me up for the movie and the fact that I’m wishing away the better part of a year for May 31st! 

G. H. (Gman)

Oct-28-2018 5:07 PM

It's been insinuated by both fans and Toho that Mothra never really dies, she's just reborn over and over again--Particularly the Showa incarnation. I've always loved that it has never been outright stated, just breadcrumbs leave us to wonder if that's the case. It'd be cool if that was Dougherty's intention here as well.

Sci-Fi King25

Oct-28-2018 5:27 PM

Are the arms and hands to the right supposed to be Ghidorah’s or something else?

KaijuWorld

Oct-29-2018 2:43 AM

Seeing as most of the monsters in this painting are focussing on Ghidorah, I am pretty certain that we will get a team up battle in the movie (at least I hope).

KingKaijuGojira

Oct-29-2018 4:51 AM

Sci-Fi King25, I think those are Ghidorah's feet. Given that we recently were shown a snap shot of his foot, which is more talon shaped over the usual flat foot we see, this would make sense. 

I just keep finding reasons become more hyped for this film. So, Godzilla and Ghidorah are ancient enemies. This is a given fact. Mothra joins the fight to defend the Earth. This could mean that the King and Queen fought together because Ghidorah was too much for Godzilla alone. This just keeps getting better and better. I can't wait for them to show us what Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah's new designs look like.

KingKaijuGojira

Oct-29-2018 4:51 AM

Sci-Fi King25, I think those are Ghidorah's feet. Given that we recently were shown a snap shot of his foot, which is more talon shaped over the usual flat foot we see, this would make sense. 

I just keep finding reasons become more hyped for this film. So, Godzilla and Ghidorah are ancient enemies. This is a given fact. Mothra joins the fight to defend the Earth. This could mean that the King and Queen fought together because Ghidorah was too much for Godzilla alone. This just keeps getting better and better. I can't wait for them to show us what Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah's new designs look like.

RR44

Nov-01-2018 8:15 PM

What the hell Tonga ask Dubois ?... what is all of this stuff above? It has nothing to do with the topic at all... and frankly does not belong here.

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