Twitter Tease: Who are M.U.T.O.?

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Legendary posted a link on their Twitter page to an article on the Chinese site, Mtime.  The article has an image of the wold's largest sinkhole in Fengjie, China, Xiaozhai Tiankeng, also known as the heavenly pit.

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No clue where the image comes from, but careful analysis points us to MUTOresearch.net, a viral marketing site for you-know-who.

We have a full breakdown of everything after the jump, including video, some cast listings, and a little more info on that trailer.  Finally!

 

First, we're thrown into command center with a little terminal interface, otherwise known as "M.U.T.O. Proprietary OS [ver. 60.5.14]."  Currently, the only file on the "G" drive is 'ASSET_G514.MOV."  Opening this file plays the same, unlisted YouTube video we get when opening the page.  You can view it, below.

The second video is available after logging in with a social networking account.

There are four other videos, incluing the trailer, but they are not yet available.  The YouTube link in the server.xml file points to a video of only static under an account I doubt WB would be all too excited to be aquainted with.  Do your own digging, there...

The two clips seem to be from the second trailer that was leaked, so perhaps that will be the official trailer, after all.

Some fun little bits about the server:

Here are some of the various commands and responses from the server.xml file...

  • JANJIRA
    • ALL MATERIALS RELATING TO THE JANJIRA INCIDENT ARE CURRENTLY UNDERGOING INTERNAL REVIEW. PLEASE CONTACT MONARCH - DIGITAL SECURITY DIVISION TO REQUEST ACCESS.
  • MONARCH
    • LAUNCHING 'MONARCH' ARCHIVES...

      SYSTEM COMMAND OVERRIDE: YOU LACK THE SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED TO ACCESS THIS CLASSIFIED DATA.

      MONARCH HAS FLAGGED THIS USER PROFILE FOR POSSIBLE DIGITAL INCURSION. PROCEED WITH CAUTION.
  • FARON
    • YOU DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THIS RESTRICTED CONTENT
  • SERIZAWA
    • WELCOME BACK, DR. SERIZAWA. YOUR LAST SESSION WAS TERMINATED UNEXPECTEDLY. RECOVERY MODE HAS BACKED UP YOUR DRAFT IN PROGRESS:

      [BLOCKED]
  • GODZILLA  (or any other kaiju)
    • SYSTEM CANNOT CONFIRM OR DENY THE EXISTENCE OF THIS LIFE FORM.
  • MOVIE
    • PROJECTED EMERGENCE: SUMMER 2014
  • IHATEGODZILLA
    • THE DATA YOU’VE ENTERED IS INCORRECT.
  • CONSPIRACY
    • M.U.T.O. ASSURES ALL PERSONNEL, THERE IS NO CONSPIRACY WITHIN OUR ORGANIZATION.
  • SHOW
    • DID YOU REALLY THINK IT WOULD BE THAT EASY?
  • IP
    • CURRENT IP CONNECTION: 13.15.14.1.18.3.8 <-- not a real IP.  Numbers become M.O.N.A.R.C.H.
  • TOMOYUKI [or] TOMOYUKITANAKA ISHIROHONDA ISHIRO EIJITSUBARAYA EIJI AKIRAWATANABE AKIRA
    • DNA IDENTIFIED.
  • SUPERSTORM
    • PLEASE BE ADVISED: SEVERE WEATHER ALERT ISSUED FOR NORTHEASTERN PACIFIC SEABOARD, WITH POSSIBLE ELECTROMAGNETIC DISRUPTION. NO FURTHER INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.
  • DEVIL [or] DEVILS DEVILSTHROAT DEVILSTHROATSINKHOLE
    • HAZMAT CREW DISPATCHED TO MOJAVE SITE [14.333.21]
  • SIMA [or] SIMAMARTEL SIMAMARTELSINKHOLE SIMAHUMBOLDT SIMAHUMBOLDTSINKHOLE BOLIVAR VENEZULA
    • DUAL SIGNATURES DETECTED. DENSE JUNGLE ENVIRON PRECLUDES GROUND PERIMETER. AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE RECOMMENDED. NO-FLY ORDER SUBMITTED TO MONARCH FOR APPROVAL.

That Sima bit points us to Venezuela, and Devil's Throat is outside Las Vegas.  Looks like sinkholes will play a role.  And there seem to be two signatures of some kind in Venezuela!  Actually, entering "sinkhole" into the terminal yields something interiguing...

[ZXO.e5SUSJSX] ident redacted.... [EMBRYO] /com -x

But wait!  It gets better: doortohellsinkhole...

Gas reserves holding. Fire layer obscuring membrane layer and fueling incubation.

And remember Xiaozhai Tiankeng, from the start of this whole thing?

Abseil team descended into subterranean chambers. Initial readings suggest another dead end. Full report pending.

Getting exciting!

 

Entering cast members brings up their character names, as well. Here's the cast listing as it stands in the XML file!

  • David Strathain - Admiral Stentz
  • Ken Watanabe - Dr. Serizawa
  • Elizabeth Olsen - Elle Brody
  • Juliette Binoche - Sandra Brody
  • CJ Adams - Sam Brody
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson - Ford Brody
  • Bryan Cranston - Joseph Brody

 

And finally, we get coordinates that lead to a M.U.T.O. location in Tokyo, Japan if we enter "tokyo."

 

But what about that trailer?

An interesting bit in the server.xml file, that controls all the commands and responses is this commented line:

NOTE: the trailer release date should be the same as php config variable phase_1_complete_time.  I know not DRY.

<file id="trailer.mov" data-internal-id="video3" data-internal-type="video" data-translated-type="video" release-date="18,0,0,12,10,2013">

That time translates to 11pm EST on December 10.  The file notes that the times are in PST, so 1800 PST is 2100 EST.  Now this conflicts with an earlier report about the trailer coming Tuesday at 1pm.  The trailer release time listed here may simply be for the site, itself.

 

We'll keep updating as we learn more. 

Source: Twitter, Mtime, MUTOresearch.net