Michael Dougherty, director of Godzilla 2, has released an image via his Twitter that will get any of my fellow G-fans giggling like a schoolgirl. Check it out here.
For those of you not so familiar with Godzilla lore, you are looking at the Oxygen Destroyer. In the original 1954 Gojira, Dr. Daisuke Serizawa developed this weapon to destroy all oxygen molecules in its vicinity. It was used to kill Godzilla in the film's third act. No details have been released on the importance of the device, if any, in the sequel's plot. This may just be a background Easter egg for fans to spot. It would be great if this were one of many drops for die-hards to pick up on. The inclusion of Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah already show that Dougherty is pulling more from the Japanese films than Gareth Edwards did in the first. Whatever happens, I'm sure it will leave us all breathless. See what I did there?
Godzilla 2 makes its way to the silver screen on March 22, 2019.