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The Unfilmed Twins Scene In Godzilla: King Of The Monsters Would Have Made A Great Callback For Mothra's Return

When "Godzilla," ("Gojira" in Japan) premiered on Japanese cinema screens in 1954, the world was introduced to what would become its most popular kaiju, or giant monster, in entertainment. Thanks to the popularity of that film, numerous sequels were commissioned by Toho Studios that allowed more giant creatures to join the giant radioactive lizard in battle. Godzilla has encountered many enemies over the years, but kaiju like King Ghidorah, Biollante, and Mechagodzilla still stand out. And then there is Mothra, a gigantic caterpillar-turned-moth with the power to cocoon her opponents and immobilize them with the powerful winds generated from her wings. She also holds the distinction of being the first female monster in the "Godzilla" franchise, and later earned the moniker of "Queen of the Monsters" to Godzilla's king.

Her appearances throughout the long history of the franchise have been sporadic, which is why the kaiju's role in Legendary's "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" was a welcome surprise. Like in the original movie "Mothra" from 1961, her 2019 return with state-of-the-art CGI effects also included an homage to the two twin priestesses from the creature's 1960s movies. Zhang Ziyi played both Dr. Chen and Dr. Ling in the feature — two scientists that director Michael Dougherty confirmed in an interview were inspired by the characters in "Mothra" (via Screen Rant). In fact, there was an unfilmed scene with Zhang that would have directly harkened back to the giant moth's kindred spirits from the Showa era films.

The twins singing to a Mothra egg would have insinuated a possible revival of the kaiju

Like 2014's "Godzilla" and "Kong: Skull Island" before it, "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" also had many future clues for the "Monsterverse," a fictional universe featuring multiple monsters owned by Toho. In a post-credits scene at the tail end of the film, the big reveal turned out to be clues for the next movie in the franchise, "Godzilla vs. Kong." But director Michael Dougherty revealed on his Instagram account that one of these storyboards was a plan to film a scene involving Zhang Ziyi's twins singing to a Mothra egg. Along with the drawings, Dougherty also said, "Boards and pages for a @godzillamovie post-credits scene featuring the Mothra Twins. Sadly, it was never shot. Art by Anthony Winn."

The unfilmed twins' post-credits sequence would have fit into what transpires with the kaiju in the future. At the end of the movie, Mothra dies in a sacrificial act to help revive Godzilla so he can ultimately destroy the powerful King Ghidorah. The scene would have taken place in an ancient temple somewhere in Tokyo, which recalls many of the locations and rituals that the singing fairy-like couple resided within and practiced in the Toho movies. Zhang's Dr. Lin would have then asked the identical Dr. Chen, "When do we begin," to which Chen would have replied, "Soon. Very soon." Both would then begin singing in front of a gigantic moth egg. If filmed, this would have certainly laid to rest the uncertainty of Mothra's return to the "Monsterverse."