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It’s Godzilla Fights Spaceships in the new ‘Godzilla: Monster Planet’ Trailer

We’ve gotten a couple of trailers already for the upcoming anime film Godzilla: Monster Planet, and now we have yet another one. And this one has Godzilla fighting spaceships.

That’s pretty neat.

For those of you who don’t speak Japanese (including me actually), the film is set in the distant future where monsters have taken over the earth. Humanity tried to get away and find a new home, but was unable to find a suitable new planet. Stuck with the choices of “Earth” or “Going off to die in a vacuum,” they have to go back and actually deal with Godzilla.

Godzilla: Monster Planet comes to theaters in Japan this November, followed by an international release on Netflix.

The New Trailer For ‘Godzilla: Monster Planet’ Looks Pretty Damned Amazing

I’m just going to be honest here — Godzilla: Monster Planet‘s new trailer looks plain amazing. We got our first tease of the film last month, but now we have a much better look at the film, and I couldn’t be more excited.

The premise is simple — monsters have taken over the earth. Humanity tried to find a new home, but was unable to find a suitable new planet to live on… so they have to go back and actually deal with Godzilla. The film was first announced back in the spring, and it’s just super neat looking.

Godzilla: Monster Planet comes to theaters in Japan this November, followed by an international release on Netflix.

The First Trailer for ‘Godzilla: Monster Planet’ Is Pretty Neat

Back in March it was announced that an original animated Godzilla movie was coming to theaters in Japan and Netlix internationally. A few weeks later, we got some basic plot details and the title of the film — Godzilla: Monster Planet.

And now we have a trailer.

Well, I say “trailer,” but it’s really just a brief thirty second spot. In any case though, it’s our first look at the animated film. What we can see here is pretty great though, so I’m excited about it the movie at least.

Godzilla: Monster Planet comes to theaters in Japan this November, followed by an international release on Netflix.

Adam Wingard Will Direct ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’

Warner Bros and Legendary’s upcoming reunion of the silver screen’s two biggest monsters, Godzilla and King Kong, appears to have found its director. The Hollywood Reporter is now reporting that Adam Wingard has signed on to direct Godzilla vs. Kong.

Taking place in the same universe as both Legendary’s Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island, and the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the film will be the first time the characters have been on screen together since 1962’s King Kong vs. Godzilla. The story for the film was put together by a writers room assembled by Legendary, headed by Terry Rossio.

Wingard is best known for smaller films like You’re Next, The Guest, and the Blair Witch remake. He’s been in the running for some larger franchises, but you can’t really get bigger than this one. The director though seems ready for the inevitable reaction fans will have to anyone who picked up the mantle for these two beloved, larger than life characters.

Godzilla vs. Kong currently has a May 22, 2020 release date.

Via THR

All the Details About Netflix’s Animated Godzilla Film So Far

A couple of weeks ago it was announced that Netflix would be the world wide distributor for a new Godzilla Anime film. Initially details were pretty scarce, but since then new information has trickled out about the film. To help you sort through it, we’ve collected as much as we can and put it all here in one place.

To start with, as we previously reported, Polygon Pictures making the film for Toho. The movie will get a limited Japanese theatrical run, and will be distributed by Netflix globally. Gen Urobuchi is writing the script, with Hiroyuki Seshita and Kôbun Shizuno co-directing the film.

As for new information, for starters there’s now an official synopsis of the film (now titled Godzilla: Monster Planet). /Film has an English translation of it: Continue reading All the Details About Netflix’s Animated Godzilla Film So Far

A Godzilla Anime Film Is Coming to Netflix Later This Year

So Godzilla is just all over the place. With literally two Godzilla film franchises happening at the same time, the big guy is seemingly all over the place. I mean Toho’s Shin Godzilla in 2016 was amazing, and the follow up to Legendary’s 2014 revival has two sequels green lit. The king of monsters is pretty much everywhere.

And he’s about to show up in animated form too.

Japanese animation company Polygon Pictures is working on an animated Godzilla film for Toho which will get a limited theatrical run, and will be distributed by Netflix globally. Gen Urobuchi is writing the script, with Hiroyuki Seshita and Kôbun Shizuno co-directing the film.

The best part? The film, just titled Godzilla, is expected later this year.

Honestly, I’m pretty excited about this. I mean, yeah — calling it just Godzilla is going to make writing or talking about it complicated, but it’s another Godzilla movie. I think most of us want as many versions of the big guy on our screens as we can get.

Via Bloody Disgusting

Millie Bobby Brown Cast in Godzilla 2

Twelve year old Millie Bobby Brown was one of the more unexpected breakout stars of 2016. I mean, no one expected anything about Netflix’s Stranger Things (or new it was even going to be a thing), but her performance was outstanding in it. Brown in now making the transition from the small screen to the big one though, as it’s now been announced that she’s been cast in the upcoming sequel to 2014’s Godzilla.

Godzilla 2 (as it’s currently being reffered to) recently found its director with Michael Dougherty taking the helm. We don’t know much about the film’s story beyond, y’know, Godzilla showing up, but we assume at some point he’ll walk through a city and fight someone.

Just playing the odds.

Godzilla 2 is currently scheduled for a March 22, 2019 release.

Via THR

Legendary’s Godzilla 2 Has Found a Director

Legendary’s 2014 remake of Godzilla may not have been the best Godzilla film ever made, but it was still a pretty decent one. Because the film did well financially, a sequel was greenlit. Unfortunately, Gareth Edwards (who directed the first one) was unavailable, so a new director needed to be found.

Well, they seem to have finally found a successor in Michael Dougherty. Dougherty, who previously directed Krampus, is already co-writing the film with Zach Shields and is running the writer’s room for Legendary’s MonsterVerse, so he looks like the obvious choice.

Honestly, since he’s already pretty much dominating the creative future of the franchise, it makes sense for Legendary and Warner Bros to entrust him with the film. Here’s hoping that Godzilla 2 is a worthy successor to the 2014 remake (let alone the franchise as a whole).

Godzilla 2 is currently scheduled for a March 22, 2019 release.

Via Variety

Episode 89 – 2016 in Review

Hey everyone, it’s time for our annual year in review special, where we talk about the best and worst things that came out over the span of 2016. We go through our picks for movies, new television shows, video games, comics, conventions, and things to come out of Japan. It’s a pretty broad scope. Before that though, we take a moment to remember the late Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, who passed since our last episode.

Which is pretty damned sad.

This is also Pher’s last episode on the podcast, and we bid him a fond farewell.

That’s less sad, because Pher is still alive.

(This episode was sponsored by Paul Langland.)

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Shin Godzilla Review

To say Hideaki Anno had a lot to accomplish with Shin Godzilla might be the biggest understatement of the year. Making the first Japanese Godzilla film in more than a decade is a pretty tall order on its own. But this one also had to mend Toho’s pride after getting Out-Godzilla-ed by Americans in 2014. I’m pleased to say that I think Anno successfully fulfilled this tall order,  but how he went about doing it is what I think is truly amazing.

Shin Godzilla is a great movie. Let me put that up front. The cast is very strong, the titular god-lizard is the stuff of nightmares, and, after processing the film for a couple days I feel safe in saying that this is Hideaki Anno’s best film. Continue reading Shin Godzilla Review