Bryan Cranston takes center stage in a new trailer for the upcoming Godzilla movie.

As the camera pans over scenes of destruction and chaos, Cranston's character Joe Brody is at odds with someone who is trying to cover up the existence of the giant monster. "You're not fooling anybody when you say that what happened was a natural disaster. You’re lying! It was not an earthquake, it wasn’t a typhoon… because what’s really happening is that you’re hiding something out there... And it is going to send us back to the Stone Age!"

Included in the destruction is the Statue of Liberty, which has appeared to have lost an arm - why does Lady Liberty always get beaten up in these films?

As the trailer continues, we see Godzilla creating a tidal wave in the middle of a city by just swimming by. Ken Watanabe's character explains atomic tests in 1954 were actually attempts to kill Godzilla with a bomb.

The sneak peek ramps up from there, even as Godzilla stays obscured. Jets fall from the sky and a team in radiation suits walks through a giant skeleton. We also get a glimpse of the giant lizard as a shelter's doors close.

Godzilla is set to hit theaters May 16.