Toho Planning Godzilla Shared Universe, Shin 2 Cancelled

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A little disappointing news this morning, as Toho has unveiled plans to begin a new Godzilla shared universe beginning in 2020 for their large series of kaiju films. Unfortunately, those future plans will not include a Shin Godzilla sequel. The first Shin Godzilla, directed by Hideaki Anno, went on to massive acclaim, sky-rocketing the larger-than-life character back into the modern spotlight.

The future of the series and its forwarding developments are very conscious of the method of “shared universe”. Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah, etc. could all share a single world view much like a Marvel movie where Iron Man and the Hulk can crossover with each other. It is said that each movie can be a possible film production where any one of them could lead a film of their own as the titular character. Shin Godzilla was a huge hit, but instead of thinking of doing the obvious idea of making a Shin Godzilla 2, instead think about a world that can be used for a long time. I’d rather make a World of Godzilla.

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First Trailer for Godzilla: City On The Edge of Battle

TOHO Animation and Polygon Pictures have shared the first, action-packed, trailer for the new animated film, and second in the trilogy, Godzilla: City On The Edge of Battle. The new trailer is entirely new footage with our first look at MechaGodzilla in action, as well as the mysterious denizens of Earth, 10,000 years into the future.

If you haven’t checked out the first film, and are a fan of kaiju films, it’s absolutely worth a watch and is available in several languages on Netflix.

Godzilla: Monster Planet Sequel Unveiled

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Toho Animation and Polygon Pictures today unveiled the first key-artwork, title, and release date for the second film in the animated Godzilla: Monster Planet trilogy. The film is currently titled Godzilla: Battle Mobile Breeding City and will hit theaters in Japan on May 18th, 2018.

While the site is in Japanese, you can head over to the official website for more information, and you can hit the jump for the first official poster for the film, giving us an ominous look at the film’s version of Mecha-Godzilla.

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Latest Trailer for Godzilla: Monster Planet

Toho Animation and Polygon Pictures have shared the latest trailer for the upcoming Netflix anime film starring the world-famous Kaiju, Godzilla: Monster Planet. The newest trailer gives us plenty more footage of the new Godzilla, said to be plant-based this time, along with a ton of explosions, and epic battles.

That all of this happens while some fantastic J-POP bumps in the background makes it all the more… Japan. This is definitely high on my excitement list, and can’t wait.

Pacific Rim Could Crossover Into Godzilla

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Pacific Rim was not the most well-received film critically, or financially, but it was a success among fans of the Kaiju genre, and they’ll be certainly delighted to learn that Pacific Rim: Uprising director, Steven S. DeKnight, has spoken with Warner Bros. about the potential of the series crossing over into the Legendary Monster-verse and doing battle with Godzilla, King Kong, and all of them!

“I won’t say there’s an Easter Egg but there’s been a lot of discussion about that possibility [of crossing over]. Look I think it would be fantastic to have the Pacific Rim universe join Legendary’s Monster Universe, it seems like a natural step. And part of the big overall plan after the third movie we’ve talked about is that could happen, it’s always a possibility. It’s by far not a certainty; it’s merely theoretical at this point, but as a fan myself I would love to see that happen,” said DeKnight. Given that Pacific Rim is in the future, these films could easily cross over, with Godzilla re-emerging from the depths in their time.

New Kaiju Announced for City Shrouded in Shadow

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Bandai Namco and Granzella shared new info on the upcoming survival adventure game City Shrouded in Shadow with Famitsu magazineThe newest issue reveals severalnew Kaiju, or Giant Shadows that the player will attempt to survive. The new Giant Shadows are:

  • Griffon (from Patlabor)
  • Abraham (from Patlabor)
  • Dada (from Ultraman)
  • Mechagodzilla (3-Kiryu) (from Godzilla)
  • Evangelion Unit-00 (from Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  • Evangelion Unit-02 (from Neon Genesis Evangelion)

City Shrouded in Shadow releases in Japan on October 19, 2017 for PlayStation 4. Ho word yet on a North American release, but fingers across the world are still crossed.

New Godzilla: Monster Planet Trailer

Toho Animation and Polygon Pictures have released a new trailer for the upcoming Netflix-animated film, Godzilla: Monster Planet, and with the new trailer, we have our first good look at the all-new Godzilla design created specifically for the animated film. The film follows hero, Haruo, who is selected to return to Earth with one purpose in mind after witnessing his parents death before his eyes: defeat Godzilla.

Godzilla: Monster Planet debuts in Japan this November followed by a release on Netflix. Godzilla: Monster Planet is from Polygon Pictures and directed by Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Shshita, with a script from Gen Urobuchi.

Director Teasing 1954 Connection for Godzilla 2

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters is in full swing, with production being 41 days in, and the teases continue to follow. This morning, director Mike Dougherty teased a fascinating connection to the 1954 original film, showing a picture of the original Oxygen Destroyer, created by that film’s Dr. Serizawa. The device would remove the oxygen from any body of water it was placed in, effectively defeating Godzilla.

Ken Watanabe played a Dr. Serizawa in the 2014 film, and is reprising his role for the sequel, but it’s unclear how his character may fit with this device, given they are meant to be two separate characters. Hit the jump to take a look at the initial tweet from Mike Dougherty.

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R.I.P. Haruo Nakajima

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Haruo Nakajima, the suit actor who played Godzilla from 1954’s Godzilla to 1972’s Godzilla vs. Gigan, has passed away, after contracting pneumonia. He was 88 years old. The man most famous for originally donning the suit that created one of the most famous film characters in history, initially did not receive his due respect, but after several years, he has since become a legend among fans of the franchise.

He will be greatly missed, and my thoughts and love go to his family and loved ones.

Mothra and More Added to City Shrouded in Shadow

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The upcoming title, City Shrouded in Shadow, is becoming a dream come true for fans of Kaiju and Tokusatsu films. It’s been announced that Mothra, Battra, and Ultraman Tiga are joining the already star-studded cast of monsters in the game.

These new monsters join a cast that already  includes Godzilla, Gamera, Ultraman, Evangelion Unit-01, King Ghidorah, Nise Ultraman, Alien Zarab, the Fourth Angel from Neon Genesis Evangelion, Legion, and Soldier Legion. In the game, you take control of a normal person tasked with surviving, and escaping the city during various giant monster attacks.

King of the Monsters Viral Marketing Reveals Mothra

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The viral twitter account, Monarch Sciences, has once again started posting after going on hiatus shortly after the release of Kong: Skull Island earlier this year. Now, they’ve kicked into gear for viral marketing on the sequel to the 2014 Godzilla, titled Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

The account posted an intricate carving on a cave wall showing Mothra, and two larvae. The image reads:

Unlocked: Monarch Classified File #63061 – Temple of the Moth, Yucca Province – E. Russell

Hit the jump to check out the full tweet.

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Analog EP18: #DontPunchTheCatBalls

Josh, Theo, and Bovi back with a huge episode. Covering the latest news and views on the coolest pop culture has to offer!

A full episode with Godzilla, Captain Marvel, Umbrella Academy, The New Warriors, and our thoughts on Spider-Man: Homecoming! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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Godzilla: Monster Planet Trailer

What a day for Kaiju fans! Toho Animation has released the first trailer for Godzilla: Kaiju Wakusei (or Godzilla: Monster Planet). The film is slated for release in Japan in November, will release internationally on Netflix afterwards. Kobun Shizuno, who’s manned a few Detective Conan films, and Hiroyuki Seshita, who directed the Ajin anime, are co-directing. Gen Urobuchi of Madoka Magica fame is penning the script.

Twenty-thousand years in the future, Godzilla, and various other kaiju have completely over-taken the Earth, forcing humanity to abandon it ages ago. Now, humanity has returned, set to take back the planet from the massive creatures.

City Shrouded in Shadow Trailer Looks Amazing

The upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive, Kyoei Toshi (or City Shrouded in Shadow) has its first full trailer, and as expected it looks ridiculous. The game sees you take control of the protagonist, a normal guy trying to survive various monster attacks in Tokyo. This includes Godzilla, Evangelion Units, Gamera, Ultraman, and many more.

City Shrouded in Shadow launches in Japan on October 19th. There is no word on localization, but a man can dream.

Analog EP15: Big Bada Boom

Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back on the case! Covering the latest news and views on the coolest pop culture has to offer!

X-Men Dark Phoenix, Justice League, Godzilla 2, and Atari fill out the news for the 15th episode of Analog! We also wrap-up E3 with our thoughts and favorites from the massive show! Check out the links below to listen, and please Subscribe and Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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