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The Godzilla vs. Kong MonsterVerse: Every Major Monster (Including Mechagodzilla?)

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The MonsterVerse is Legendary’s shared universe which positions the secret government agency Monarch at the center of an eco-system of monsters, or “Titans” as they call them, both new and classic. And now the latest chapter in this saga is coming with Godzilla vs. Kong (watch the trailer here), which promises to pit not only the two titular Titans against each other but some new monsters as well, including maybe, just maybe… Mechagodzilla!Click through the slideshow, or read on, for all the monsters we know of so far… But watch out for spoilers for all of the MonsterVerse movies through Godzilla: King of the Monsters!

MonsterVerse: Every Major Monster

Godzilla

The Godzilla vs. Kong MonsterVerse: Every Major Monster (Including Mechagodzilla?) 2Rogue One’s Gareth Edwards directed the somber and grim opening chapter to the MonsterVerse, 2014’s Godzilla, which of course reintroduced the titular monster to the world. Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Bryan Cranston, Godzilla features the titan emerging from a long slumber to stop two rampaging parasitic monsters from mating.

King Kong

The Godzilla vs. Kong MonsterVerse: Every Major Monster (Including Mechagodzilla?) 3Kong: Skull Island, from The Kings of Summer’s Jordan Vogt-Roberts, features a more adventurous tone than Godzilla ground zero, and stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson, John Goodman, and Brie Larson as members of an expedition filled with soldiers and scientists who travel to a mysterious island in the Pacific… where they of course find King Kong himself. This stands as the MonsterVerse’s Kong reboot/restart, 12 years after Peter Jackson remade King Kong (a film that also featured Skull Island).

M.U.T.O.s

The Godzilla vs. Kong MonsterVerse: Every Major Monster (Including Mechagodzilla?) 4Okay, so Godzilla’s M.U.T.O.s (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms) probably won’t marquee their own movie, but these prehistoric parasites continue to wreak havoc on human civilization as they’re drawn to man-made radiation. They seem to love to trample anyone and everything in their path. Two unnamed M.U.T.O.s (a male and a female pair) appear in the first Godzilla, while a second female debuts in the third film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, heeding the clarion call of King Ghidorah. King of the Monsters also phased out the M.U.T.O. name, instead referring to these massive beasts as Titans.

Skullcrawlers

The Godzilla vs. Kong MonsterVerse: Every Major Monster (Including Mechagodzilla?) 5Scavenging Skull Island are pesky pack-hunting predators called Skullcrawlers (a term coined by John C. Reilly’s stranded islander Marlow) who generally make life miserable for both man and beast as an intelligent, burrowing, bullet-proof species of crawling carnivore lizard creatures.

Mothra

The Godzilla vs. Kong MonsterVerse: Every Major Monster (Including Mechagodzilla?) 6First heralded by a fun Kong: Skull Island Easter egg, the iconic Mothra is a creature that dates back to 1961 when she (yes, it’s a she!) starred in her own solo movie before becoming a recurring monster in the Godzilla films. A massive psychic Moth, who comes with her own tiny translating priestesses in the original films, Mothra is one of the most powerful beasts in the MonsterVerse. She plays a major role in King of the Monsters, helping Godzilla battle his rivals and ultimately sacrificing her life to give her partner the energy boost he needs.

King Ghidorah

The Godzilla vs. Kong MonsterVerse: Every Major Monster (Including Mechagodzilla?) 7Also seen in the Skull Island post-credit scene, and making a sinister showing in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, is King Ghidorah – the three-headed cinematic arch-nemesis of both Godzilla and Mothra who dates back to 1964. King Ghidorah is the main baddie of King of the Monsters, where he’s revealed to be the main rival to Godzilla at the top of the monster food chain. Ghidorah is also capable of attracting other Titans and bending them to his will. Though Ghidorah is ultimately defeated by a charged-up Godzilla in King of the Monsters, a post-credits sequence shows Charles Dance’s Col. Jonah purchasing one of the beast’s severed heads for some nefarious purpose that is yet to be determined…

Rodan

The Godzilla vs. Kong MonsterVerse: Every Major Monster (Including Mechagodzilla?) 8Dating back to 1956, and the third monster entering the fray in King of the Monsters, is Rodan – the famous flying Kaiju based on the prehistoric Pteranodon. Faster than supersonic jets and able to produce destructive winds and shockwaves with his wings, Rodan definitely has the air and speed advantage in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, though Mothra eventually gains the upper hand.

Other Titans

The Godzilla vs. Kong MonsterVerse: Every Major Monster (Including Mechagodzilla?) 9King of the Monsters introduces a number of minor new Titans, all of which are original creations rather than adaptations of existing Toho monsters. These new Titans include Scylla, the crab-like Titan who emerges from underneath a Texan oil field, Methuselah, a massive, armored creature and Behemoth, a huge, mammalian Titan who’s basically a combination of a woolly mammoth and a sloth.

Several other new Titans also have cameo appearances in King of the Monsters, where they appear on computer screens rising from their collective slumber to join King Ghidorah. These monsters include Abaddon, Baphomet, Bunyip, Leviathan, Mokele-Mbembe, Sargon, Tiamat and Typhoon. These Titans play a bigger role in the film’s novelization.

Mechagodzilla…?

The Godzilla vs. Kong MonsterVerse: Every Major Monster (Including Mechagodzilla?) 10This is an educated guess at this point, but it sure looks like the infamous robotic version of Godzilla known as Mechagodzilla could be showing up in Godzilla vs. Kong. There’s a moment in the trailer where a mob of panicked people are running from a giant monster attack, and a pair of glowing red eyes can be spotted looming above the crowd. There’s also a shot in the trailer of a computer screen that seems to display the schematics for a mechanized Titan. Indeed, it’s not unreasonable to consider the possibility that the whole reason Kong and Godzilla are fighting is because Mechagodzilla is actually the creature that has been destroying cities (while covered in a replica of Godzilla’s scaly exterior) but everyone has been blaming Godzilla for the devastation.

Will this come to be? And what lies beyond Godzilla vs. Kong? Well, there are clearly plenty of Kaiju to kick around — King of the Monsters reveals that there are 17 known Titans to date — which means more skyscrapers to topple and monuments to mangle. We can’t wait…

Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association (TCA). Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at Facebook.com/MattBFowler.

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