Godzilla: Resurgence stands as the first feature film in the franchise produced by the original Japanese film studio, Toho Company, in eleven years. It’s been some time since Toho last graced the world with a movie featuring everyone’s favorite King of the Monsters, even as Gareth Edwards’ 2014 English-language reboot is already seeking to establish a new sequence of franchise films state side.
Directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi (who also directed the recent live-action Attack on Titan adaptation), Godzilla: Resurgence already looks enticing enough based on all of the footage compiled in the film’s full-length trailer, though unfortunately despite earlier reports it won’t be getting a theatrical release in North America, with Funimation instead set to release the movie (presumably on home video and VOD). It will be exciting to finally get to see the latest Toho kaiju production when Anno and Higuchi’s film finally makes its way to theaters, and the latest exclusive clips from the new movie show Godzilla using one of his famous (and deadly) abilities)
In the footage featured above and below, viewers can get their first look at the titular behemoth of Godzilla: Resurgence in all of his powerful glory. Depicted withstanding a number of missiles launched from several offending military aircraft, viewers can then get their first look at the movie monster’s iconic atomic breath attack, as the beast levels everything and anyone in his path with a deluge of nuclear material.
The level of destruction and mayhem that has been promised in Godzilla: Resurgence is becoming ever more apparent with each new batch of footage released online, and Anno and Higuchi look ready to deliver a more than worthwhile and satisfying entry in the long running monster movie franchise. Standing as the thirty-second proper production from Toho, the new movie starring the King of the Monsters should prove to be another winning entry in the beloved series of films.
After working together on bringing the popular manga Attack on Titan to life, it remains to be seen how audiences will respond to Anno and Higuchi’s latest reinvention of another well-known property. Godzilla: Resurgence has some pretty big expectations to live up to, but based on all appearances Toho and company have gotten the basic making of the film’s famous movie monster right, thus paving the way for another memorable entry in the franchise’s esteemed history.
Godzilla: Resurgence opens in Japan on July 29th, 2016, followed by a U.S. release in late 2016.