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.
Bandai Namco and Granzella shared new info on the upcoming survival adventure game City Shrouded in Shadow with Famitsu magazine. The 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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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Legendary has officially announced that Godzilla: King of the Monsters has begun filming today, as well as releasing an official synopsis. Director Michael Dougherty (Trick R’ Treat, Krampus) is behind the lens this time, with an ensemble cast starring Zhang Ziyi, Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Ken Watanabe, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Aisha Hinds
They have also confirmed, thanks to the synopsis the appearance of the monsters we saw in the post-credits scene for Kong: Skull Island. Godzilla: King of the Monsters is set to release on March 22, 2019.
The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
After some incredible fan anticipation, the unique animated Godzilla film that has seen Netflix and Toho partner up has finally gotten a new update. This one is a new teaser poster, posted on the official Toho Twitter that shows the Godzilla we’re getting looks very close to the 2014 American version.
You can hit the jump to view the poster, which reads “Despair Evolves” in reference to their smash hit, Shin Godzilla, which released last year.
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The giant monster battle to end all battles is throwing down in 2020, and it now has a director. Adam Wingard (Death Note, The Guest, You’re Next) is now attached to direct Godzilla vs. Kong for Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures from a writer’s room script lead by Pirates of the Caribbean scribe, Terry Rossio.
The other writer’s in the room include Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne (Star Trek Beyond), Lindsey Beer, Cat Vasko, Maze Runner movies writer T.S. Nowlin, Jack Paglen (Transcendence), and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski.
If you haven’t heard of the new title from Bandai Namco, City Shrouded in Shadow, and you’re a fan of kaiju, it’s about time you did. City Shrouded in Shadow puts players in control of a custom created character whose job it is to survive a giant monster attack, running from the destruction of battle, and saving your chosen love interest. SiliconEra has a ton of new details, thanks to Famitsu, and the title is shaping up to be something special.
Players will choose their characters job, hairstyle, clothing, and much more, and attempt to complete each stage. Stages will have a mysterious shadow appear, which could be one of several possible guest kaiju, that will fans of many franchises happy.
The Giant Shadows that we’ll see in the game:
- Giant Shadow 1
- Alien Zarab
- Giant Shadow 3
- Evangelion Unit-01
- The Fourth Angel
Head over to SiliconEra for more details, or the game’s Official Website if you can read Japanese.