Legendary Entertainment’s MonsterVerse has given us some big action between gargantuan beasts as iconic as Godzilla and King Kong, as well as other monsters like King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan. With this interconnected movie universe, it seems the possible kaiju who could show up are endless, especially since the original Toho films are chock-full of colorful creatures that haven’t been featured in the modern movies yet.
Here are just some of the legendary monsters who would be fun to see in Legendary Entertainment’s MonsterVerse.
Destroyah first appeared in the 1995 film Godzilla vs. Destroyah, and is often considered to be one of Godzilla’s most popular villains. His reddish hues and jagged features give him a terrifying, demonic look. He’s a monster who evolves into different stages over the course of the film, with each form becoming more and more nightmarish. He eventually becomes much larger than Godzilla and even sprouts wings, creating one of the toughest challenges for the King of the Monsters.
Destroyah’s design and evolutions would be incredible to see done with today’s special effects. Plus, while most other kaiju unknowingly cause death and destruction while trying to succeed in their other goals, Destroyah actively seeks out death and destruction. He’s out to enjoy the killing, making him one of the more evil nemeses Godzilla has. He’d be the perfect villain for an upcoming film in the MonsterVerse.
Introduced in Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, SpaceGodzilla is exactly what you’d expect: a version of Godzilla from space. SpaceGodzilla is one of Godzilla’s most intelligent foes, as he exhibits displays of planned combat strategy throughout the film rather than smashing everything in sight like a lot of other kaiju. On top of that, since he’s a clone of Godzilla, he provides a relatively equal match-up for him. This type of threat would allow for a fun faceoff to see on the big screen in the MonsterVerse.
SpaceGodzilla being from space also opens up countless possibilities for other titans to attack from outside of Earth. We’ve already seen how many titans are on Earth in the MonsterVerse, and there can’t realistically be more unless they are born or created now, or come from elsewhere, like space or another dimension. If they wish to keep adding more monsters to this franchise, they’ll eventually need to have one that didn’t originate on Earth, like SpaceGodzilla.
In the same vein, Gigan is a cybernetic space dinosaur (yup, that’s a thing) who comes from an alien planet and was revitalized into a cyborg by those who live there. Since it’s doubtful there are many other titans who originated on Earth given the number we’ve already met and their size, a creature from another planet would be a rather practical addition.
With his buzzsaw weapon on his torso, giant hook hands, spikes on his tail, and cybernetic visor for eyes, he’d be fun to experience with modern effects in big-budget blockbuster fashion. On his home planet, he served a similar role that Godzilla does on Earth as a protector. This could set up an exciting “war of the worlds” type of story going forward.
Jet Jaguar is one of the more fun characters from the Godzilla canon. He was originally created through a contest Toho held for fans to come up with a new hero, and he’s based on popular anime superhero and super robot shows at the time like Ultraman. Jet Jaguar joins the monster mayhem after being built by human scientists to fight for good. In Godzilla vs. Megalon, Jet Jaguar teams up with Godzilla to take on Megalon and Gigan for a tag-team kaiju battle. Given how many monsters Godzilla has to take on, it’ll be fun to see another ally have his back in a fight.
Jet Jaguar’s ability to alter his size at will makes him stand out from any other mech or kaiju in the series, which would allow him to add more uniqueness in the Monsterverse. It could also help the story along by having one of these giant beings be able to interact with the human characters more.
Orga came a bit later on than many of Godzlla’s foes, as he was first seen in the 1999 film Godzilla 2000: Millennium. Orga resembles a warped or disformed version of Godzilla since he is created from Godzilla’s DNA that was absorbed by a Millennian UFO. Orga has the ability to absorb more of Godzilla’s DNA over time to make himself stronger. This not only makes him a worthy opponent of Godzilla, but it also allows for a more personal story for the giant lizard, which could be especially interesting to see in the MonsterVerse.
Orga can control a Millennian UFO remotely, regenerate, fire energy beams from his shoulder cannon, spit a ball of plasma from his mouth that immobilizes enemies, and can bite with snake-like jaws. He has more abilities than most superheroes, making him perfect for today’s blockbusters.
In 1989, Godzilla vs. Biollante gave us one of the most ridiculous and over-the-top kaiju in movie history: Biollante. Biollante is created from human, rose, and Godzilla DNA. This creation started off as just a rose that quickly transforms into a Godzilla-esque plant monster. She’s basically what would happen if Godzilla had to take on the plant from Little Shop of Horrors.
With corrosive sap, regeneration powers, and massive tendrils, she actually manages to be somewhat of a threat to Godzilla. This level of ridiculousness may seem silly, but it could add an extra element of fun to the MonsterVerse. Seeing something more on the silly side in a franchise that tries to present itself as more serious can actually be pretty entertaining.
Pacific Rim Jaegers
Obviously, the Pacific Rim film series is not canon to the Godzilla series or the MonsterVerse. However, it is made by the same production company and showcases some epic kaiju combat. The Jaegers, like Gipsy Danger, teaming up with Godzilla to take on gigantic kaiju threats would be a must-see thrill ride. Pacific Rim was so much fun that it caused fans to clamor for more giant monster movies from Hollywood, potentially even building enough hype for Legendary to want to create this current MonsterVerse.
Given that Gipsy Danger is powered by nuclear radiation and Godzilla can absorb radiation, the two either facing off against each other or teaming up would lead to an explosive battle. Pacific Rim introduced the idea of aliens using a portal to come to Earth, so it wouldn’t feel out of place for Godzilla to use a similar method of transportation to get to the world of Pacific Rim. Plus, both fans and Pacific Rim creator Guillermo Del Toro have been vocal about how much they would like to see it. There’s no reason we can’t see Jaegers take on some of the classic kaiju from the Toho films.
There are so many iconic kaiju who could rear their heads in Legendary Entertainment’s MonsterVerse that it would be a challenge for them to get through them all and still keep audiences interested. The possibilities for more monster mayhem are endless. Which titans, mechs, and aliens do you want to see make an appearance in Legendary Entertainment’s MonsterVerse?