Posted by:
Matt McGloin

Godzilla (2014) Rumored To Take On Smog Monster Hedorah



With last night's Legendary Panel giving us a first look at Godzilla at Comic-Con, speculation has begun if we will see any of the other classic monsters as well.

The footage may have revealed the arachnid kaiju known as Kumonga as Godzilla was seen battling a spider-like creature.

There are even reports that the Godzilla Comic-Con footage may have briefly showed Kamacuras, the giant mantis kaiju.

Now a new rumor has hit that the main monster villain of the movie may be The Smog Monster Hedorah.

According to the website NukeTheFridge, they have been tipped off that Gareth Edwards is using Hedorah as the main movie monster to take on Godzilla.

Hedorah is actually an alien kaiju made of spores who forms from the Earth's pollution.

What's interesting about that is the official Comic-Con description for Godzilla reveals that man will have a hand in creating the monsters that Godzilla battles:

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

So Hedorah could very well be something that results from man tampering with nature.

If done right on the big screen, Hedorah would actually be pretty cool as the creature presents a difficult challenge for Godzilla, as Atomic Breath has really had no effect on it, and the monster can change shape and form and adapt to any environment. In addition, Hedorah has acid blasts and can also regenerate by absorbing more pollution, which obviously there is a plethora of on Earth these days.

Hedorah's weakness? Electricity.

Godzilla opens May 16, 2014 in 3D starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche, with David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. The screenplay is by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont, and Dave Callaham.