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Rodan is a 2025 American Monster film directed by Zack Snyder. A sequel to both Godzilla vs.


Kong (2021) and Kong: Hollow Earth (2023), it is the seventh film in Legendary's MonsterVerse, and the second solo Rodan film.

A Rodan solo film had been talked about ever since 2019, when Legendary released Godzilla: King Of The Monsters (2019), with Michael Dougherty originally at the rights to direct it. However, since he was busy making Godzilla B.C. (2024), Zack Snyder took over instead, insisting Legendary and Warner Bros. to promise it at least a success. Surprisingly, Rodan beated out Resident Evil: Final Chapter's (2016) $306.9 million. It was written by longtime MonsterVerse writers Max Borenstein and David Callahan. Principal photography began in March 2024 and ended in July 2024.

Rodan was theatrically released on September 6, 2025, to more mixed reviews, with praise to it's visual effects, action sequences, cinematography, pacing and musical score, but criticism towards the plot, time and human characters. It grossed $411.6 million at the end of it's theatrical run, against a production budget of $156-168 million and a break-even point of $360 million, making it a somewhat underwhelming box office success.

The eighth film in the franchise, Rebirth Of Mothra, would be released in 2026.

Premise

A surviving species of Giant Prehistoric Dragonfly, the Meganulon and Meganula, come out of hibernation from Mount Fuji and Rodan, the fire demon, must destroy them before a worldwide infestation begins. But, Meganulon and Meganula have a horrifying Queen ready to take on Rodan: Megaguirus. Both titans engage in a war in the skies. Will Rodan survive?

Cast

  • Mark Hamill
  • Billy Bob Thornton
  • Kevin Hart
  • Bradley Whitford as Rick Stanton
  • Joe Morton as Houston Brooks

Appearances

Monsters

  • Rodan
  • Megaguirus
    • Meganulon
    • Meganula
  • Godzilla (Mentioned)
  • Mothra (Mentioned)
  • King Ghidorah (Mentioned)
  • Gamera (Easter egg)
  • Gyaos (Easter egg)
  • King Kong (Hat)

Production

(Coming Soon)

Music

Brian Tyler composed the music for the film. This is his second MonsterVerse film, after Kong: Hollow Earth.

Track listing

  1. The Fire Demon - Brian Tyler (Written by Akira Ifukube)
  2. Graveyard - Brian Tyler
  3. The Legend Of Megaguirus - Brian Tyler
  4. Megafly - Brian Tyler
  5. Infiltration - Brian Tyler
  6. Reunion - Brian Tyler
  7. Get Rodan! - Brian Tyler (Written by Akira Ifukube)
  8. Chaos Ensues I: Rodan Escapes - Brian Tyler
  9. Chaos Ensues II: Titanus Megaguirus - Brian Tyler (Written by Michiru Oshima)
  10. The Pyroclastic Flow - Brian Tyler
  11. Red Squadron - Brian Tyler
  12. Oversea War - Brian Tyler
  13. Destruction, Thy Names Hellfire - Brian Tyler
  14. Halo Jump Gone Wrong - Brian Tyler
  15. Clash Of The Beasts - Brian Tyler (Written by Akira Ifukube and Michiru Oshima)
  16. Bomb The Nest!! - Brian Tyler
  17. Spear Run - Brian Tyler
  18. Rodan: King Of Fire - Brian Tyler
  19. One Last Struggle - Brian Tyler
  20. Aftermath and Epilogue - Brian Tyler
  21. Fire [Rodan Suite] - Brian Tyler (Written by Akira Ifukube)
  22. I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany

Release

(Coming Soon)

Reception

(Coming Soon)

Trivia

  • After 69 years, this is the second solo Rodan film, after the original in 1956.
  • A poster for Gamera: Guardian Of The Universe (1995) can be seen in (TBA)'s room.
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