After getting a substantial overhaul in Shin Godzilla and Legendary’s Monsterverse, Toho reveals a new, more traditional look for the King of Kaiju.
Toho Co.Ltd. unveiled a new look for Godzilla.
As reported by Kaiju News Outlet, the King of the Monsters has once again received an updated look. The latest version of the character looks like a deliberate throwback to the more traditional Godzilla costumes from the Showa and Heisei eras of the series, blending in the look of the monster’s design from his 1964 releases. Mothra vs. Godzilla and godzilla vs the thing with elements of the “Ghido-Goji” costume from the 1991s Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah. The new look makes its official debut as part of the Real Escape Game attraction at Atami Bay Resort Korakuen, a tourist destination in Japan’s seaside Shizuoka Prefecture.
A new official Toho Godzilla design has been revealed. This version of Godzilla comes from a recently announced Real Escape Game at the Atami Bay Resort Korakuen in Japan which will be released on May 27th. pic.twitter.com/0K6TTxSIbL
— Kaiju Press Briefing (@KaijuNewsOutlet) March 30, 2022
It is currently unknown if this design of Godzilla will appear in future films.
The iconic giant monster was last given a dramatic makeover in its latest Japanese theatrical run, shin godzillareleased in 2017. This film was co-directed by Neon Genesis Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno and frequent collaborator Shinji Higuchi, who are now directing the upcoming Rider Shin Kamen and ShinUltraman movies, respectively.
following shin godzillaToho said it won’t be producing a direct sequel to the critically acclaimed 2017 film, but instead plans to create its own Godzilla cinematic universe, separate from the continuity established in Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse. The company has announced plans to release a new film in the series “every two years”, starting in 2021. Last year, the studio released Godzilla: singular pointan animated series of eureka seven studio BONES, and Godzilla vs Hedorah, a new short that featured a rematch with the Smog Monster. Notably, this short film was created using the 2004 costumes Godzilla Final Wars.
The Western-developed MonsterVerse, meanwhile, is set to continue with a smash hit sequel in 2021. Godzilla vs. Kong. The new film, titled Son of Kong, will again be directed by Adam Wingard. The film is set to start filming in Queensland later this year. Two spin-off series set in the same continuity are also in production: the first is an animated series titled Skull Islandwhich will be broadcast exclusively on Netflix, while the second, titled The Titans, will be a live-action series for the Apple+ platform that will focus on Monarch, the organization that monitors the world’s kaiju. Neither series currently has a premiere date.
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