‘Godzilla’ Rival Monster Revealed; New Poster & ‘Serious’ Video

Published 1 year ago by , Updated April 18th, 2014 at 7:51 am,


We’ve already had plenty of opportunities to see the big green guy, but Warner Bros. and Legendary haven’t been as open to sharing what other monsters will feature in Godzilla. We have some strong guesses, but this new toy set (courtesy of Total Film)  really lets the cat monster out of the bag (so to speak):

That Godzilla figure is either the same giant-sized toy revealed a few weeks ago or it’s a similar design on a smaller scale, but either way it’s that Cloverfield-esque beast who is Godzilla’s newest foe. He’s been teased in just about every trailer so far, where all that was shown was one of those hooked appendages stepping onto screen. Now that’s he’s revealed in full – though not under the most favorable of circumstances – it’s a rather uninspired design.

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Not only does the creature draw strong comparisons with the monster in Cloverfield, but those angular, wing-like appendages give it a silhouette reminiscent of the Recognizers from Tron and Tron: Legacy, and that’s an odd design choice.

Final judgment will undoubtedly be held until we’re either given a better look at this monster (read: not a plastic toy) or the film’s actual release, but until then, the initial impression isn’t all that intimidating. But then, maybe that’s the point? We’re all expecting Godzilla to make a mess of this spindly-legged loser anyway, right?

What do you make of the design for this newest monster? Does it fit with Gareth Edwards vision of a “serious” Godzilla? Let us know what you think in the comments below!


Godzilla stomps into theaters May 16th, 2014.

Sources: IndiewireTotal Film (via Screen Crush)

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  1. Godzilla vs. Cloverfield who do you think is going to win.
    Tune is May 16 to see the heavyweight bout.

    • I do not believe in Win Or Lose. They are all good. A win or lose is like a bragging and thick heads. Its not cool, man. Sorry about my English.

      • There is no win or lose as long as both monsters try their best; that’s all their coaches and parents can ask for.

  2. If you’re going off how intimidating the toy looks, Godzilla doesn’t look that intimidating either, but the movie looks awesome!!!

  3. “We’ve already had plenty of opportunities to see the big green guy”

    Big green guy?… Dammit, I am color blind.

    • Hulk?

  4. Were we really concerned with the other monster? This film is focused on doing Godzilla right. They are doing it right. The other monster at this point is irrelevant. Lets watch Godzilla destroy this thing bad design or not.

    • The point is we know what The Zilla looks like, so now we’re curious what the other one looks like.

      • Actually, Zilla is a trademarked name applied ONLY to the monster from the 1998 Godzilla film.

  5. Godzilla is fighting a pokemon!?
    Are we gonna see Aaron Taylor Johnson running around with Pikachu?

  6. Baseless speculation time – the Cloverthing is a government experiment gone wrong, initially designed to combat Godzilla and now running out of control.

    • It’s a MUTO.

  7. Only 1 kaijuu ? I thought there would be more monsters for Gojira to play with

    • Pretty sure there are 3. Two on the ground and one that can fly.

  8. It is an indication of merging the worlds of Godzilla and Gamera together. Man, you guys are dense! That’s a mutated Gyaos!

  9. Stop using Playwire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dammmit.

    seriously there is no difference in HD and SD

    • Hear Hear

  10. Your totally hit the nail on the head. I too thought cloverfield.

  11. I only got an Advertisement, I never got an actual video…

    • Me as well…

  12. I saw this set at Toys R Us like 3 weeks ago….?

  13. We all remember that “Cloverfield” was an infant, newly hatched baby right? ( awoke with drilling for Seabed Nectar the active ingredient in SLUSHO)
    So Godzilla versus Mom would make more sense.

    You can’t drink just six.

    • I remember, sure. Problem is, most others who remember that great film seem to be completely clueless about it for some reason.

      • Totally great film! I love the monster design! Everyone in the audience was scare shtless. I tell you, I’ve never seen a monster like it before, literally NOT SEEN IT.

  14. This creature reminds me a little of Rodan.

  15. Gypsy Danger will make short work out of both of those kaiju.

    • thats laughable.

    • More like Gypsy danger will arrive only for Godzilla to give him a nice pat on the head telling him to warm up a Godzilla size bench for him.

  16. What is it…a bat?

  17. The images of the MUTO toy have been around for months.

  18. To be honest, I was hoping for a Godzilla-only movie…no rival monsters, just Goddy himself. So that makes me not want to see the movie (despite the fact that it comes out on my birthday) as much now.
    If they were to do a sequel or two of this one, then I’d be ok with rival monsters being in it. Too bad this one’s already filmed and I can’t say “Don’t add another monster!”
    Ah well. I’ll wait for it to hit the cheap theaters now.

  19. The toy is unispiring but then it is a toy. It almost has that happymeal toy look. At any rate, the fore arms of the foe have a red hue to them. The image of the talon also seems to hint the same hue. I postulate that this glow is some sort of energy build up. I have read very little on the premise of the film. As such, I am wondering if this foe creature is natural, from space, or a creation of the government meant to combat Godzilla… We will have to wait and see.

  20. What in the f*ck is happening right now…