With Godzilla and Rodan, Godzilla vs. Kong may introduce himself to MonsterVerse Toho’s most iconic giant monster team. A role for Rodan in the next episode of MonsterVerse has not been confirmed, but it is certainly possible, thanks to the end of Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters added three additional Toho kaiju to Legendary’s MonsterVerse: King Ghidorah, Rodan and Mothra. Rodan is a Pteranadon-like creature that lives in a volcano and flies at destructive and supersonic speeds. Rodan, who is one of Toho’s most famous monsters, has appeared in numerous live films – starting with his solo film, Rodan, in 1955. Rodan also played important roles in some Toho Godzilla 1960s movies and more. Over the years, Rodan has clashed with Godzilla, King Ghidorah and Mechagodzilla.
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters he reinvented Rodan for MonsterVerse with a fiery update and an update to his design to make it more impressive. In the film, Rodan was presented as Titanus Rodan, one of the 17 Titans hidden in MonsterVerse. After being awakened by the Orca, Rhone emerged as a dangerous force that served as Ghidorah’s servant. Godzilla vs. Konghowever, it could take Rodan in a different direction by carefully adapting his relationship with Godzilla from the Toho movies.
Godzilla and Rodan are allies in the Toho films
Godzilla fought alongside multiple kaijos in Toho’s films, including Rodan, Mothra, Anguirus, King Caesar and Jet Jaguar. Of all of them, Rodan is Godzilla’s most important ally. Godzilla and Anguirus were a couple only once Godzilla vs. Giganand before King of monsters, the only time Mothra was Godzilla’s main ally was in 2004 Godzilla: Final Wars. Rodan, on the other hand, is Godzilla’s most reliable partner in combat. Godzilla and Rodan have been portrayed as a powerful duo Ghidorah, the three-headed monster is The invasion of Astro-Monster.
The two met for the first time Ghidorah, the three-headed monster, when Godzilla and Rodan had a fun but violent encounter. Their fight was stopped by Mothra, who tried to convince the couple to stop the fight and save humans from King Ghidorah. Godzilla cursed against Mothra and refused to help, but in the end both Godzilla and Rodan agreed to team up. Mothra, which was still in its larval form, was able to provide only a small amount of assistance, forcing Godzilla and Rodan to do most of the fighting. Since both were credited with defeating Ghidorah, they were chosen to do so again in the direct following, Invasion of Astro-Monster, who sent the duo to a distant planet.
When they fought together, Godzilla and Rodan knew how to be a team. Godzilla was devastating in close combat, and Rodan was skilled in high-speed attacks and dropping boulders from the sky. Their teamwork allowed them to easily overcome Ghidorah in both fights. Rodan was also one of the monsters who contributed most to the final battle with Ghidorah Destroy all monsters. Rodan returned in 1993 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II and it was instrumental in Godzilla’s victory over Mechagodzilla and humans. Rodan poured the rest of his life force into Godzilla in order to have the strength to defeat Mechagodzilla. Rodan’s sacrifice is what allowed Godzilla to take down Mechagodzilla and save his son.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters sets Rodan as an ally
Of the three Toho kaiju who joined the MonsterVerse in King of monsters, only Rodan survived the events of the film. Godzilla vs. Kong has a way to bring Mothra back and Ghidorah could be revived by having him rebuilt as Mecha-Re Ghidorah, but clearly the character with the easiest path to another aspect of MonsterVerse is Rodan. In the final battle of King of monsters, Rodan prevented Mothra from helping Godzilla against Ghidorah, and the two engaged in a fierce battle. It ended with Rodan who was seriously injured by Mothra’s sting. Although it seemed that Rodan might die of his injuries, his survival was confirmed when he was shown to him in front of a victorious Godzilla. Bowing to Godzilla as a show of respect, Rodan accepted Godzilla as an alpha. Rodan is now one of several Titans who must obey every command of Godzilla.
Until the last scene of the film Godzilla and Rodan had no mutual interaction, but their relationship would have been substantially different if and when Rodan returned to the big screen. Godzilla: King of the Monsters creates Rodan as a future ally. Since Rodan is one of Godzilla’s new followers, Godzilla’s enemies are now Rodan’s enemies. So unless Godzilla somehow loses his position as King of the Monsters, Rodan is expected to fight on the side of Godzilla.
Godzilla and Rodan can team up in Godzilla against Kong
What will Rodan’s role be if he comes back for Godzilla vs. Kong? Godzilla may now have a small army of Titans under his command, but that doesn’t mean he’ll lead them wherever he goes. It is more likely that Godzilla will travel alone or attack mainly with an Titan ally. That Titan has a strong chance of being Rhone, based on his popularity and the story of their relationship in Toho movies. Their friendly relationship from the classic Godzilla the films were non-existent King of monsters, but the end of the film allows you to adapt it correctly Godzilla vs. Kong.
If Godzilla’s journey took him to Skull Island, Rodan could continue the journey, but what would that mean for the fight with Kong? Godzilla vs. Kong will definitely feature an epic direct confrontation between Godzilla and Kong, so something should happen to keep Rodan from getting in the way. The film can prevent Rodan from being a problem by giving him an enemy to fight, or by causing him to encounter a tragic end before Godzilla’s showdown with Kong. Rodan could die in a fight with Mechagodzilla or even Kong himself. If Kong kills Godzilla’s closest ally, this alone could push Godzilla to fight Kong. Regardless of what Godzilla vs. Kong Compared to the character, the film represents a perfect opportunity for Toho’s most iconic monster duo to get a well-deserved time on the screen in MonsterVerse.
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Key release dates
- Godzilla vs. Kong (2020)Release date: November 20, 2020
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