While I appreciate saving some of the surprise for theaters, some of the teased are just too maddeningly intriguing to leave a mystery. That's why I've broken down some of the key frames from the trailer to unlock their secrets.
Okay, so we're getting the messy stuff out of the way first. First order of business, here's this gross. Something pretty nasty happened to this thing, which was apparently radioactive at one time. The claw marks on the side suggest that a monster has been in the area and could be responsible for whatever is coating the outside. I'll leave it at that.
Now, let's move on to this egg sack missile thing. Here's a missile that looks like it's attached to an egg sack. Are there mini Godzillas on the way? Doesn't that sound dangerously close to a plot line of the 1998 Roland Emmerich "Godzilla"? Let's not think too much about that and move on.
Well, since we're on the topic of monster anatomy, here's the rib cage of something very big. Are we looking at the remains of long-dead Godzilla food? Seems pretty likely.
While the trailer didn't feature a ton of good looks at Godzilla, it made up for it by teasing at least two different kinds of kaiju. I can't say that there's definitely a flying monster in "Godzilla," but there's a flying monster in "Godzilla." Don't believe me?
Oh, are those wings? Sure looks like there's a flying monster in "Godzilla," huh? Perhaps it's our old friend Rodan.
This still is less clear. What we have here is a foot that doesn't belong to Godzilla, and without a wider look at the beast, I can't say for sure whether it's the winged monster. We could be looking at two kaiju that aren't Godzilla and an enormous amount of restraint on the part of WB's marketing team.
Just how big is this version of Godzilla? The poster from last week showed him towering over San Francisco, and after a few glimpses in the trailer, that representation seems more and more accurate.
FYI, this is the Statue of Liberty from New York, New York in Las Vegas. Godzilla or another kaiju makes it far inland, but not that far.
"Godzilla" opens in theaters on May 16.