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The Godzilla: King Of The Monsters Scene You Didn't Get To See In Theaters

This year's Godzilla: King of the Monsters has already stomped in and out of cinemas, bringing with it loads of exciting moments. But there was at least one awesome Godzilla: King of the Monsters scene you didn't get to see in theaters that will be heading home with the film on its Blu-ray, Digital, and DVD releases. 

The scene in question features Stranger Things breakout star Millie Bobby Brown – who made her first appearance in a feature film with Godzilla: King of the Monstesr – as Madison Russell, seen trying to make contact with the outside world on a radio. She hears only chaos on the other end as the film's monstrous Kaiju creatures continue to ramp up their campaign of global destruction. The scene shows off Brown's solid acting chops, and though it didn't appear the film, it should look familiar to hardcore fans of the franchise.

That's because the deleted scene is actually an extended version of the first scene from the movie that was ever released to the public. A shorter version of the sequence was unveiled as a first look at the film during San Diego Comic-Con 2018, and was posted online on July 18 of that year. The film's first trailer didn't hit YouTube until July 21, 2018, making this scene — which, again, did not end up in the film — the first official footage released from Godzilla: King of the Monsters

The deleted version, released ahead of its home release exclusively on Collider, does differ from the version that came before. There's a longer intro, a more noticeable score, and Madison's reaction to hearing what sounds like people getting slaughtered is longer and more nuanced. 

It's unclear why neither version of the scene actually made it into the theatrical cut of the film, especially since the original sequence's unveiling made it seem incredibly important. 

Beyond this extended scene that didn't make it to theaters, there are plenty of other extras to entice you to purchase Godzilla: King of the Monsters on home video. Included on the home release are various other scenes that were left on the cutting room floor, all of the film's trailers, and commentary from director Michael Dougherty, writer Zach Shields, and star-slash-Godzilla-fan O'Shea Jackson Jr. — plus a Godzilla-sized amount of featurettes. 

There's the introductory "Welcome to the Monsterverse," as well as four "Monsters 101" and four "Evolution of the Titans" segments that examine several different aspects of each of the film's four main Kaiju: Mothra, Ghidorah, Rodan, and, of course, Godzilla. There are also five "Monarch in Action" featurettes that give a closer look at some of the film's locations — like Castle Bravo, the Antarctic Base, the Isla de Mara Volcano, the Yunnan Temple, and the Undersea Lair. The last of those is about Godzilla's never-before-seen home dwelling, which was released ahead of the film's home release exclusively on Entertainment Weekly.

The featurette "Monsters Are Real" discusses how the idea for King of the Monsters was birthed from the original Toho Godzilla films, and how the filmmakers have evolved that concept of a cinematic universe for today's audiences. The featurette "Mille Bobby Brown: Force of Nature" is naturally about the young star's prowess in front of a camera. And if monsters aren't really your thing (which they should be if you're buying a Godzilla Blu-ray), you should enjoy the video "Monster Tech: Monarch Joins the Fight," which showcases the high-tech gadgetry humanity uses in its battle against the Kaiju for planetary supremacy. Go humans!

That is, by practically any measure, a lot of special features. It's pretty clear that those involved with making Godzilla: King of the Monsters, particularly directer Dougherty, care a lot about the property. That level of attention from studios Warner Bros. and Legendary certainly bodes well for next year's sequel Godzilla vs. Kong, even though there's not a ton of talent crossing over from King of the Monsters. The upcoming film, which also acts as a sequel to 2017's Kong: Skull Island, is directed by newcomer Adam Wingard from a script by fellow newbie Terry Rossio. Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, and Brian Rogers are all back as producers, while on screen only Brown, Kyle Chandler, and Zhang Ziyi are confirmed to return.

As far as the plot for Godzilla vs. Kong goes, it sounds like the two behemoths may end up joining forces against a common enemy following their brawl, à la Batman v Superman (though hopefully with fewer Martha references). Per the movie's official synopsis, "humanity's fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in a spectacular battle for the ages."

With the sheer amount of special features included in the home release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Kaiju fans ought to have plenty of content to keep them entertained while they wait for Godzilla vs. Kong to fight its way into theaters on March 13, 2020. Fingers crossed that the first-look footage we get for Godzilla vs. Kong actually ends up on the big screen.