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New Godzilla: King Of The Monsters Posters Show Off Ghidorah, Mothra, And Rodan

Unleash the beasts — well, the Titans, to be more specific. 

Warner Bros., Legendary Pictures, and director Mike Dougherty treated the world to three new "character" posters for Godzilla: King of the Monsters on Thursday, sharing one-sheets for the upcoming film's hulking monsters Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan — the trio of creatures who slither, stalk, and soar into the city streets to challenge Godzilla for control over the planet. 

While the studio uploaded the stills in a carousel post on the Godzilla movie Instagram account — adding a relatively generic caption that reads, "Check out the new #GodzillaMovie Titan posters now! Watch the new trailer again at the link in bio. In theaters May 31." – Dougherty shared the stills on his Twitter page and tacked on quotes from the Book of Revelation. Because, you know, three colossal beasts winging their way through skies filled with thick clouds of smoke and emergency aircraft wasn't apocalyptic enough.

"They have as king over them, the angel of the Abyss. A star fallen from heaven to earth, he opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like that of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened..." Dougherty captioned the Ghidorah poster, a yellow-soaked still that shows the three-headed, two-tailed, bat-winged dragon with its eyes glowing. Created by Tomoyuki Tanaka, Ghidorah (formally known as King Ghidorah) first appeared in 1964's Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster and recently popped up in the computer-animated film Godzilla: The Planet Eater

Dougherty wrote in the caption of the Mothra poster, a striking turquoise one-sheet that features the giant moth flying behind a fleet of helicopters, "Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions over the earth. They were told not to harm the grass or any green growth or any tree, but only those of mankind." Like Ghidorah, Mothra made her (yes, she's a female) film debut back in the 1960s, but it's been over a decade since the creature has been on screen. 

As for the Rodan poster, it's arguably the coolest of the bunch. A warm red-orange color, the still depicts the dual-horned, Pteranodon-inspired daikaiju monster in all his badassery: with wings that crackle with lava, taloned feet that could take down a plane in an instant, and eyes that burn in the smog. "For the Beast that comes up out of the Abyss will make war with them, and overcome them... and kill them," added Dougherty in the caption. 

Take a look at the trio of posters below. 

Though fans have known for a while now that the film would bring Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan into the action — Warner Bros. and Legendary revealed in June 2017 that the "ancient super-species" will battle for supremacy, "leaving humanity's very existence hanging in the balance" — these new posters do a stellar job of boosting hype to see the trio stir up trouble in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Footage that we've seen of the flick, led in part by Millie Bobby Brown and Vera Farmiga, promises that the Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms (MUTOs for short) will engage in a clash of epic proportions, and that the humans on the ground below have a big storm coming. 

These one-sheets also follow just a few days after Warner Bros. and Legendary rolled out a new trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which put the spotlight on the super-sized kaiju critters and gave us a taste of the titanic attack to come. You can't have a king of the monsters without the monsters — and it's clear that those involved with the film are making sure you don't forget that. 

Also starring Kyle Chandler, Sally Hawkins, Ken Watanabe, Thomas Middleditch, O'Shea Jackson Jr., and Bradley Whitford, Godzilla: King of the Monsters will open in cinemas on May 31, 2019.