Is There a Godzilla After Credit Scene in King of the Monsters?

Spoilers follow! Should you stick around after the credits?

Are you wondering if there’s a Godzilla after credit scene in King of the Monsters? Well, you’ve come to the right place…

Of course, full spoilers follow for the movie below! Do not read any further if you don’t want to be spoiled.

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O.K., still here? Then let’s break down what happens during the credits for Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

First of all, the immediate credits following the action feature a montage that details what’s happening around the world following the events of King of the Monsters. Godzilla, of course, has proven that he truly is king of the monsters, defeating King Ghidorah — and decimating most of Boston along the way — only to now stand triumphant as the remaining monsters, including Rodan and some new creatures, supplicate themselves in his presence.

As the credits roll, “ripped from the headlines” style updates show that the world has begun to heal itself in the wake of Godzilla’s triumph. Yep, Vera Farmiga’s character Dr. Emma Russell was right — her crazy plan about unleashing all the dormant monsters around the planet to allow the Earth to find a new balance seems to be panning out. Never mind the utter destruction to humankind the decision caused… or the wonky character development of her and her fellow humans in the cast.

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But then we also hear of rumblings from Skull Island — yes, King Kong is obliquely referred to here. Something is going on there, and we even see one of those ancient cave paintings that show up sometimes in the MonsterVerse. It’s Godzilla vs. Kong! But to get that story, you’ll need to check out… Godzilla vs. Kong, in a theater near you next year!

As for the post-credits scene, you’ll have to watch and appreciate the names of all the hardworking folks who made the movie before you get to that. The scene features the return of Charles Dance’s character, Jonah Alan, who seemed to disappear in the third act of King of the Monsters for some reason. But now he’s back on Isla de Mara, where Rodan was first born from that volcano earlier in the film. Alan is being led within some kind of facility by a former local fisherman (there isn’t any more fishing after the U.S. government set off that Oxygen Destroyer, you know) before they wind up in a room where one of King Ghidorah’s severed heads is being held. Of course, this must be the head that was, um, removed by Godzilla during the Isla de Mara sequence and chase that followed.

Alan simply says, “We’ll take it.” And then the film ends.

So it seems we’ll be seeing the three-headed dragon again somehow, perhaps as the true villain in Godzilla vs. Kong. Will this head regenerate a whole new body? Will Dance’s character make a robo-body for it? (There is a precedent for the latter.) Only time… and the MonsterVerse… will tell!

What did you think of the post-credits scenes in Godzilla: King of the Monsters? Discuss in the comments!

Talk to Executive Editor Scott Collura on Twitter at @ScottCollura, or listen to his Star Trek podcast, Transporter Room 3. Or do both!

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