Godzilla Director Explains the Film's Original Titan, Behemoth

Godzilla: King of the Monsters saw several Titans rise from the depths of the Earth to claim their rightful place in the world. While some were extremely well known, like King Ghidorah and Mothra, others were wholly new creations.

King of the Monsters director Michael Dougherty has posted concept art for one of the original Titans, named “Behemoth,” which resembles a massive wooly mammoth, albeit with four eyes.

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“Of all the new monsters created for the film, Behemoth was probably my favorite.” Dougherty wrote. “Since nearly all kaiju are usually giant reptiles, insects, or some hybrid, it was fun to come up with a new mammal that combined traits of woolly mammoths, apes, and giant sloths. We even came up with rich backstories for each new creature and imagined Behemoth was capable of going bipedal when necessary, allowing him to take a swipe at an opponent with his claws. Normally, he’s a peaceful herbivore grazing on giant prehistoric trees with his herd, although at one point we considered adding massive cuffs and broken chains around his limbs to hint that he was once captured and used as a warbeast by some ancient society.”

Dougherty also hinted that Behemoth may have been groomed by King Kong himself, hinting at the upcoming confrontation between the massive ape and Godzilla in Godzilla vs. Kong.

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Directed by Adam Wingard, Godzilla vs. Kong stars Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall and Brian Tyree Henry. The film arrives in theaters Nov. 20.

Michael Dougherty has provided concept art and a backstory for one of Godzilla: King of the Monsters' newest Titans, Behemoth.

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