Godzilla is a creature steeped in cinematic history, a creation we just can’t seem to let go. The monster’s latest outing comes in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and to celebrate the film’s release we caught up with director Michael Dougherty and actor O’Shea Jackson Jr. during the London leg of the film’s promotional tour. Jackson Jr. spoke to us about why he loves Godzilla so much, and how much of a fanboy he became on set.

He talks about friendly competition with his former Straight Outta Compton co-stars, and dispels rumours of a role in the forthcoming Space Jam sequel. Dougherty also talks about the enduring appeal of Godzilla, and on the challenges – and enjoyment – that came with tackling such a momentous, ambitious piece of cinema. We also ask about his work in Godzilla vs Kong, and whether he’s got a favourite.

Watch the full interview below:


Members of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch 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.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is out in cinemas now