GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Director Talks Scrapped Post-Credits Scene And Mecha-King Ghidorah - EXCLUSIVE

Godzilla: King of the Monsters director Michael Dougherty tells us about a second post-credits scene they never got around to shooting, and reveals whether that really was a Mecha-King Ghidorah tease...

Godzilla: King of the Monsters features an awesome post-credits scene with Charles Dance's villainous Jonah looking at the recovered, severed head of King Ghidorah. Given the Titan's ability to regrow its limbs and the fact that the original Toho films introduced a "Mecha" version of the monster, there's been a lot of speculation about what that might mean. 

Well, when I recently caught up with director Michael Dougherty, I asked the filmmaker whether he was teasing Mecha-King Ghidorah and it doesn't sound like that was necessarily the plan. It is, however, a very real possibility for a future film. 

"That wasn't a direct set up of Mecha-King Ghidorah, no. I'm not saying it's not, but if you think about King Ghidorah and what's he capable of, regeneration being a key one and the ability to call the other Titans, he's a gold mine of opportunity. That DNA is an untapped resource as far as Charles Dance's character is concerned. A few scrapings of cells and who knows what you can create with it!"

Talk then turned to another post-credits scene, albeit one that wasn't shot. While Dougherty didn't specify why it never happened, he did go into detail about what it would have entailed and his plans to delve deep into Toho mythology in order to introduce a new version of the Mothra Twins. 

"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."

That sounds really cool, and it would have been an awesome tease for what's to come. Godzilla: King of the Monsters was already a very expensive, effects-laden movie, though, and chances are Legendary didn't want to commit to filming this elaborate sounding sequence setting up a third solo movie for Big G before seeing how this instalment performed. 

Now, with Godzilla vs. Kong on the way (which could very well see those two team up to battle Mecha-King Ghidorah), time will tell what comes next for the "King," but with moviegoers seemingly tiring of monster movies, it might have been nice to have a tease like this for a future instalment to pick up on. What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments section down below.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is on Digital Download now and on DVD, Blu-ray™, 3D Blu-ray™ and 4K Ultra HD October 14.
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