In one of the biggest shockers at Comic-Con came with a teaser trailer for Godzilla at the Warner Brothers Panel. The film will be by both WB and Legendary Pictures and will be direct by Gareth Edwards, the director of Monsters.
The footage starts with smoke and then showing a city, which was completely destroyed. As the trailer continues, we get the infamous speech by J. Robert Oppenheimer: “We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture… ‘Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.’” This of course a reference to the first nuclear bomb, which was also the catalyst in creating Godzilla.
At this point it looks like we were getting some sort of war movie, till the camera movies past this gigantic multi-legged creature that’s lying dead. The scene then fades, and cuts back to the newly designed Godzilla, who gives off his trademark roar.
According to reports, the new Godzilla looks to be a mix of the American version and the Japanese version. While the monster isn’t a rubber suit, the feedback to the design was positive. Also the crew hasn’t begun filming yet. This trailer was meant to show off what they can do.
Speaking as one of the people enraged with the first American Godzilla, I’m very hopeful with this movie. Gareth Edwards as the director is great, WB and Legendary Pictures being involved shows that they are serious this time, and I’ve yet to hear one bad thing about the design of Godzilla. Plus, they look to be making Godzilla as what he should be, an unstoppable killing machine as opposed to something that is always running away.
No release date was given for the film.
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