The Queen of Monsters will likely make a comeback in Godzilla vs. Kong to aid the Godzilla once again!
Mothra selflessly sacrificed herself to power up Godzilla in order to defeat Ghidorah at the end of Godzilla: King of the Monsters but if there's one thing we know about Mothra - she's never truly gone. Earlier this Fall, Godzilla KOTM director Mike Dougherty sat down with CBM to discuss Godzilla 2's post credits scene involving King Ghidorah, but during that interview Dougherty also explained how there was initially going to be a second post-credit scene involving Mothra:
Originally, we were going to have two post-credits scenes. There's the one we shot with Charles Dance buying King Ghidorah's head but there's a second one that we had written, boarded, and even had the locations scouted out and costumes ready to go. It basically involed Zhang Ziyi's character and it's set in the aftermath of the film. She's in Tokyo and goes into some sort of restaurant or bar and goes down a set of stairs and ends up in what looks like an ancient temple that is eerily similar to the one we saw at the beginning of the film in China.
Then, she meets up with her identical twin sister and the twin sister is expressing her concerns about whether they should go through with this or not, that these girls are so young, and they're not sure if they're ready. Ziyi says, 'So were we once' and they emerge into this giant chamber where we reveal a second Mothra egg and in front of that are two little girls, maybe three or four years old, also identical twins and they're singing the Mothra song to the egg to get it to hatch. I was heartbroken that we didn't get to shoot that because it would have confirmed that she was playing the Mothra twins which is a deep cut reference from the original films.
Although this second scene was cut from Godzilla: King of the Monsters, it suggests Mothra will likely be brought back for Godzilla vs. Kong. Her screentime was limited in Godzilla 2 but she quickly stole the hearts of those watched the film and fans worldwide voiced their adoration for the Monster - wishing she was given more screentime. Where there's a struggling Godzilla, you can bet to find a Mothra. Not to mention, KOTM set up their symbiotic relationship explanation quite well, insinuating that the bond between Godzilla and Mothra is a crucial one for the balancing of the world's natural order.
Although we await official confirmation of her return from a studio source, we fully expect to see Mothra back on the Hollywood silver screen when Godzilla vs. Kong arrives in theaters next November!
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