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Teaser gives us our first peek at Japan’s upcoming Godzilla movie

By Casey Baseel, RocketNews24

The upcoming Japanese-made film, which now has a release date and teaser video, will feature the largest Godzilla in franchise history.

Almost exactly a year ago, Japanese film studio Toho announced that it would be making its first Godzilla movie in 12 years. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, the film’s director will be none other than Hideaki Anno, the creator of hugely influential anime "Neon Genesis Evangelion," who has been a "kaiju" fan since his formative childhood years.

But now there comes an even bigger piece of news: the size of the reptilian leading man himself. For the newest installment in the series, Godzilla will stand 118.5 meters tall! Not only is that 10.5 meters taller than the version seen in Legendary Pictures’ American-produced 2014 "Godzilla," it means that "Shin Godzilla’s" star will be larger than any other Godzilla in the franchise’s six-decade history.

With the film roughly half a year from release, the producers have revealed the first image of how the creature will appear in "Shin Godzilla."

There’s a definite sinister quality to this Godzilla. Whereas many previous films’ versions have looked like a dinosaur, or even an anthropomorphized dinosaur, "Shin Godzilla’s" looks like a straight-up monster, with its unnervingly beady eyes and maw of giant, jagged teeth.

Japanese Twitter user @arakichi1969 lightened the picture (see below) to give an even better idea of the new design.

The lack of humanizing qualities fits with the text on the promotional image, which translates as “Japan vs. Godzilla,” suggesting that "Shin Godzilla" will bring the setting back to Japan, and that Godzilla will be playing the role of the antagonist, not fighting to protect Japan from other, more destructive "kaiju." As further proof, here’s a teaser video for the movie showing how Tokyo reacts when the big guy comes to visit.

"Shin Godzilla" is scheduled for release on July 29.

Sources:, Cinema Today

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Just don't release the movie at the same time the new Star Wars movie is released, or nobody will notice it.

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hope they make an american version. kudos to the japanese animation but the people here simply can't act and almost all japanese movies (even the "action" ones) are strange and boring as hell.

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There's an American version - they'd be alternating with the Japanese version

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That is the worst trailer for a film I have ever seen.

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I agree it's terrible.. although it should be noted it's a teaser not the trailer ;The problem is, it teases nothing.

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"...people here simply can't act and almost all Japanese films are strange and boring..."


Seven Samurai, Kagemusha, Ran, Yojimbo, Chushhingura (any number of versions) Tampopo, Fires On The Plain, The Human Condition,

A host of incredible actors in the Kabuki Theatre: Shoroku, Baiko, Tatsunosuke, Ennosuke, Ebizo, Danjuro, Matagoro Tamasaburo,

Yes, I which more actors were that 'bad.'

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The type of acting here is just different. It's over-acting by western standards. If they were in western theatre, they'd be considered horrible, but it's a different standard in the east.

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If that's what they actually released for the movie's teaser, then I think most people will be very, very disappointed by the movie.

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It's like the Cloverfield shaky camera trailer

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It reminded me of the Cloverfield trailer, though not that one. I was thinking more of the one where they go out on the roof and see the explosion in the distance, but no one knows what happened.

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Going by the trailer ill be skipping it.

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