Ghidorah was frozen at the start of the movie and Michael Dougherty reveals the reason why.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters was not a success with the movie only grossing $385 million on a nearly $200 million budget. After the amazing 'Kong: Skull Island', which made close to $600 million, expectations were high for the kaiju god but it reality didn’t meet expectations.
Still, the movie was well-liked by fans for the huge action set pieces and the portrayal of 'Ghidorah'. No matter the mild reception of the film at the box office, filming for the sequel is already done and Godzilla vs. Kong is all set to make its debut on 13 March 2020. But before we get into the sequel where the Godzilla and King Kong are going to figure who is the toughest, there are some interesting things in King of Monsters which need to be explained and addressed.
Mike Dougherty is one of the most beloved directors in the nerd community because he takes out time just to talk to fans and validate and dispel some fan theories. Mike recently told the fans via Twitter, if humans weren’t involved in the first fight between Godzilla and Ghidorah then Godzilla would’ve won, but instead they used an “oxygen destroyer” bomb which resulted in Godzilla facing almost certain death.
He said, “Another instance of idiot humans messing up the natural order.” But it wasn’t the only theory validation the director did on twitter right around the time Godzilla: King of the Monsters was about to come out on Digital HD, the director revealed how the powerful monster Ghidorah ended up frozen in the ice.
In the movie, the eco-terrorists are working on releasing a monster from a facility; the monster is non-other than Ghidorah who gets out from under the ice and quickly becomes a foe to be reckoned with. Ghidorah even defeated Godzilla, but when Mothra sacrifices herself she brings the monster we all know Godzilla to be on screen, and he defeats his mortal enemy, but the question remains, how did Ghidorah end up in the ice in the first place? Well, the fan-favorite director provided the answer for the fans.
In another tweet posted by the director, he addressed the icing of Ghidorah in Antartica by saying Godzilla was involved in an age-old battle in Antarctica where the king of monsters defeated the alien monster for the first time and as a result, Ghidorah was frozen in Antarctica. Godzilla and Ghidorah were locked in an age-old battle, and it was all shown during the end credit scene of Kong: Skull Island. There were images in caves showing the two monsters locked in battle during the end credit scene so it was not a surprise the two characters were locked in battle and it caused Ghidorah to be frozen in ice.
The whole Ghidorah and Godzilla back story is an interesting one, the monster arrived on earth sometimes when Godzilla was ruling earth, and you can see what happened when Ghidorah found out Godzilla was still alive, the monster was wreaking havoc, but as soon as it knew Godzilla was alive, the monster focused all its might on its former foe Godzilla.
The king of the monster knew the harm Ghidorah could cause, so Godzilla came back to face the monster. The last thing Ghidorah saw before it went into the ice was Godzilla, which was also why the monster was so focused on killing Godzilla.
Watch: The end credit scene of Skull Island showing the age-old rivalry of Godzilla and Ghidorah
Whatever the case Ghidorah was defeated but we saw in the end credit scene, one of the heads of the three-headed monster, what it means for the future movies is not clear, but the menace of a Ghidorah was, we would love to see the monster go to battle against King Kong and Godzilla.
Godzilla vs. Kong is coming to the cinema on 13 March 2020 so be on the lookout for the movie while you enjoy the home media of Godzilla: King of the Monsters.