We have some more details about the Muto monster foes in the upcoming Godzilla 2014 reboot.
It was revealed recently from a pre-sale toy from Urban-collector, the 8-legged monster similar to the one pictured above is called "Muto" probably short for "mutation" or means transformation.
Now we've learned that at least some of them can fly! Another pre-sale toy, the"Godzilla 2014 Movie Destruction Pack Assortment" from http://www.tfaw.com offers this description:
Bring the excitement of the all-new Godzilla movie home and fight for humanity as Godzilla, or be the Winged Muto and try to destroy the world! Your epic kaiju battles are sure to crumble cities and bring in the Air Force! Each pack features one (1) figure, one (1) destructible building, and one (1) military aircraft. Exclusive Winged 3.5" Muto Is only available in this assortment. Blister card packaging.
The 8-legged Muto monster appeared in the 2013 Comic-Con teaser trailer in a scene from the movie; it is attacking an airport, destroying planes, when Godzilla's gigantic foot comes crashing down next to it before they battle. That portion of the trailer hasn't been released to the public. We've also seen the charred carcass of another colossal multi-legged kaiju from the first leaked teaser trailer that you can watch on this site. Are these two different monsters, or different forms of the same species? More details will be revealed very soon as an official trailer is expected to be released by the end of this week, perhaps attached to Thor 2, The Dark World.
Keep your eyes peeled to this site for more news and the trailer.