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This summer, Gareth Edwards Godzilla showed audiences a new way forward in terms of monster/Kaiju movies. Not only were the monsters huge, powerful terrifying beasts, they was also a detailed, compelling plot (something that was arguable missing from Guillermo Del Toro's [Pacific Rim](movie:204401)).

And Gareth Edwards obviously knows how to keep audiences interested. The opening credits alone were packed full of Easter Eggs and hints at the involvement of other Kaiju - and there was one Easter Egg in particular that has been picked up on by fans, confirming the involvement of the flying Kaiju Mothra.

So could we see more monsters in Godzilla 2? Gareth Edwards spoke about this in a recent interview:

I just love the idea of a monster island. Having a world with these creatures in it. I find that fascinating and would like to treat that realistically. I wouldn’t want to limit it to one other foe, I think it’s more fun to – this question will come back to haunt me if we ever do a sequel – but I think multiple creatures make better movies

So which Kaiju would you most want to see in a future movie? Let's run through some of the best:

King Ghidorah

King Ghidorah, Godzilla's greatest foe?
King Ghidorah, Godzilla's greatest foe?

This three headed dragon-like Kaiju is perhaps Godzilla's most formidable foe - and just as the military weren't able to take on the MUTO alone, Godzilla too might need some help to bring Ghidorah down. Could we see se Godzilla team up again with Rodan and Mothra to take Ghidorah, or is that too predictable?


Manda - Serpent Dragon Kaiju
Manda - Serpent Dragon Kaiju

In the movie that British director Gareth Edwards has previous claimed to be one of this favorites in the Godzilla series, 1969's Destroy All Monsters, Manda is the the Kaiju which lays waste to London.

A Japanese Dragon like creature, Manda has no powers beyond it's huge size and ability to wrap around and crush anything that stands in its way in the manner or a constrictor snake. Manda would be a left-field choice, but an interesting one


That's MechaGodzilla on the right, by the way
That's MechaGodzilla on the right, by the way

Godzilla's robotic counterpart, Godzilla first appears with an artificial fleshy skin pretending to be Godzilla himself, and lays waste to some cities, turning opinion against the King of Monsters.

Soon, though MechaGodzilla is exposed as a robotic impostor. MechaGodzilla is an incredible powerful, and popular Kaiju, and gets the better of Godzilla on several occasions - however, he may not fit the the world the Gareth Edwards has created.

There are many other Kaiju who could appear in [Godzilla 2](movie:1433439) - it seems near certain, for example, that Mothra will appear - but who would you most like to see? Write in with your own list below the line!


Which Kaiju do you want to see in Godzilla 2?


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