Original Japanese Godzilla Will Return in New Film
The one and only original King of The Monsters rises again for 2016
2014's big-budget American-produced revamp of Godzilla was well-reviewed - especially compared to the last time Western filmmakers took a shot at the series - and (eventually) a decent-sized hit. But many fans of the classic kaiju felt shortchanged by director Gareth Edwards' downbeat "realistic" tone and the title character's limited screen time; while some fans in Godzilla's native Japan even found fault with the American version's "weightier" monster-design.
But now, it looks like fans of classic-style Godzilla can rejoice: Toho has announced that they will begin production on a new Godzilla feature of their own, separate from the American series but aimed at a global release in 2016. No further details have been set regarding budget, cast, crew or whether or not the film will continue Toho's tradition of eschewing CGI in favor of practical "suitmation" special-FX.
A sequel to the American film was already announced for 2018, promising new versions of other classic kaiju characters like Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah. Toho's film will be the first classic-style Godzilla since Godzilla: Final Wars 12 years ago - no word on whether this installment, like that one, will feature the Japanese Godzilla easily slaughtering his most-recent American usurper.
All I have to say is all hail the king.
Of course he will! Nothing can stop Godzilla, not even complete nuclear meltdown :D.
I thought the new American film was a bit short on Godzilla, but was really really awesome anyway. The modern effects put the old style to just literal shame. No stupid little models, no big body parts imposed onto the background.
People get attached to strange things. Back in the 60's, that is what they had to do in order to make a movie like that. And I get that I grew up watching movies with guys smashing models and it was cool. I have great memories as a wee lad watching that. But never once did I ever watch those movies and not think they could do so much better with it today (going back to the 80's).
That said, there is nothing wrong with that. The thing I liked the most was that Godzilla was essentially the main character. I don't know what the modern fixation is on having a human main character. Godzilla, Transformer, TMNT, that is the same problem with all of them... though Godzilla was better than the others by leaps and bounds in my book.
Even more Godzilla? Yes, please.
While I do feel like the recent film could have been better(I think cutting down the run-time would have gone a long way), I did really did enjoy the 3rd act. Honestly, all I really wanted was for the movie to be decent and have enough success to warrant more giant monster/robot movies, so between the next American film, this announcement, and the possibility of Pacific Rim 2, I would say mission accomplished.
I think there is plenty of room for both, and I the fact that both would be happening somewhat 'concurrently' is even better.
Thank the Tao!
I can finlly, after 15 long years, watch a new Godzilla film I will enjoy.
The new one was boring and terrible.
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I now expect The American 2014 version to be killed off by the original Japanese version for not being "The True Godzilla".
I really want Godzilla to fight a sea serpent in one of these films.
I actually really liked the screentime that Godzilla got in the recent movie. It could have been nothing but a boring smashfest, but instead his presence actually meant something since he wasn't there the whole time front and center. It felt a lot more like how a monster movie should feel.
alright! a real godzilla movie is on the way.. it's been 10 years since the REAL godzilla showed up, about freakin time
Thank the Tao!
I think the correct phrase is Thank God...Zilla.
So, a 3 way battle between Lizard Godzilla, the first american movie, 2014 american godzilla and original flavor. that needs to happen. i wanna see that matthew broderick lizard die terribly for being the movie that it was.
Ugh... whatever. I guess never try to improve on anything that has fans, even if it looks ugly and stupid. I still think the 98 Godzilla looks the best. I don't even understand why people hate the movie so much, it's fun.
Another bad movie to be made.
Another bad movie to be made.
This, but in a cheery, enthusiastic voice with big smile.
While we're at it, give me more Mothra!
no word on whether this installment, like that one, will feature the Japanese Godzilla easily slaughtering his most-recent American usurper.
Considering that the new Godzilla seems to be pretty identical to the classic one besides his looks, I don't think it would be as easy as killing Zilla. There's also the fact that the new Godzilla is quote possibly the largest Godzilla there's ever been. Not to say that Goji hasn't taken down larger monsters than himself before, but it does make things rather difficult.