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The video hints that these monsters are unleashed as a way to protect the Earth from mass extinction caused by humans.

AceShowbiz - Is Godzilla the answer to the Earth's survival? While the arrival of the monster has always been associated with destruction, the first trailer for "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" suggests that Godzilla and other beasts, called the "titans," may be what the world needs to prevent extinction.

The video, which was debuted during Warner Bros. presentation at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, opens with a narration by Vera Farmiga's Dr. Emma Russell, a scientist working for the beastie-hunting organization Monarch. She explains how humans have caused mass extinction on Earth and these monsters are needed to bring back the balance.

"And unless all the Titans are found, our planet will perish, and so will we," she says in the video. "They are the only guarantee that life will carry on." And if you think her idea sounds crazy, you're not the only one.

As the monsters wreak havoc on Earth, Emma's daughter Madison (Millie Bobby Brown) calls her "a monster." Her ex-husband and Madison's father Mark Russell (Kyle Chandler) also yells, seemingly at her, "You are out of your goddamn mind!" Still, Emma insists, "I am sorry, but this is the only way."

According to the official synopsis, the new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species-thought to be mere myths-rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity's very existence hanging in the balance.

The new creatures, besides Godzilla which was featured in the 2014 film, are glimpsed in the trailer. King Ghidorah is seen behind what looks like ice or fog. Mothra emerges from water, while Rodan perches atop a volcano.

Curiously, Godzilla seems to side with the humans in the battle against the monsters as it is seen roaring and marching forward with jets flying over and around it, instead of firing at it.

Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins return as Dr. Ishiro Serizawa and Dr. Vivienne Graham, respectively. Together with Chandler's Mark Russell, the three will embark on a rescue mission.

Michael Dougherty directs the movie and writes the script along with Zach Shields and Max Borenstein. The film will head into theaters across the nation on May 31, 2019.

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