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 vs. Kong was the sequel to Michael Dougherty's Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters and was the fourth and final installment in the Monsterverse movie quadrilogy. Now, the Monsterverse takes a new direction - into TV! On January 20th, 2022 Legendary announced a new live-action Godzilla Monsterverse TV Series which will stream on Apple TV Plus network! Be sure to check Godzilla-Movies often for the latest news and info on the Monsterverse TV Series and all things Toho Godzilla as well!
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