Before, you had to walk miles in the snow to find a good dragon, but now? They are everywhere.
But you can be sure, says director Michael Dougherty and production designer Scott Chambliss of Godzilla: king of monsters. Our dragons are different.
"Ghidorah is from another planet and is basically the weight of the movie," Chambliss told Entertainment Weekly. "One of the challenges was that we are flooded with dragons in our culture right now, so Ghidorah runs the risk of being the most boring of [the monsters in the film]. What Michael did was play with very human characteristics. He played with the characteristics we associate with humans, but he applied them to monsters. Ghidorah, with his three heads, was the opportunity to have three different aspects of a generally similar creature. "
In short: Ghidorah, a creature, is played by three different actors, through the capture of movement. As Dougherty explained, in the same EW article:
"It was important to me that each of Ghidorah's heads had a personality that was slightly different from the other … Imagine if you had three dogs, all of the same kind, I mean, it's subtle, I used to have three dogs, and some way you discover that they have very different ways of expressing themselves, even if they resemble each other.I loved the idea that each head had a kind of personality and peculiarities, with the alpha head of the three being the central head.He is the type of big brother and the More serious, and then the other two are a little different, one head is slightly more aggressive and tenacious, the other shows signs of curiosity, so in many ways they are like three triplets. You know, they have many features in common, but Everyone has their own way of reacting to a situation, Ghidorah, is a singular character with three different personalities and doing the mocap, the facial capture, in that way seems to make more sense. No fun. "
So, how will Ghidorah be different? For the sheer force of his personality. I'm sorry, personalities. Eat your heart, Drogon.
Godzilla: king of monsters It arrives at theaters on May 31.
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