‘Godzilla’ TV Spot Shows Full Monster; Images Hint At Other Monsters

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Godzilla is not just the King of Monsters; he may just be the King of highly anticipated summer movies. Unlike the 1998 adaptation by Roland Emmerich, director Gareth Edwards (Monsters) has a vision of Godzilla that fans certainly seem to be in support of; namely, offering a big disaster movie event blockbuster featuring a monster that – from what we’ve seen – looks every bit the frightening force of destruction that one could hope for. What’s not to like?

The marketing for the film has been admirable, with trailers offering restraint and intrigue instead of the usual overload of footage and sensory assault. The new TV spot above continues to smartly build the story arcs of the human cast (led by Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston and Avengers 2 stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen) – but we also get our best look yet at the monster!

…And just as a BONUS, we have some screenshots from the Godzilla footage released, which may confirm some of the other iconic monsters from the franchisef that could show up in the reboot.  Check out Godzilla and possible foes in the image gallery below:

The word “Muto” refers to classic Godzilla lore, wherein the Mutos are mutated versions of “Kaiju”, a.k.a. giant monsters. The measurement data on those monitors in the background add further intrigue to the choice of Easter egg terminology; could the Mutos in the film have man-made origins? The creature with multiple limbs was revealed in recent footage and images, but Muto 2, the flying beast, is something we predicted could be a version of classic Godzilla foes like Rodan, Varan or Destroyah.

The human story of Godzilla involves Bryan Cranston’s character having encountered the monster years before in a tragic event – and how his obsession with it coincides with Godzilla being revealed to the world stage, and some other monsters he may either be leading or battling along the way. Meanwhile, Taylor-Johnson plays Cranston’s soldier son, sent off to deal with the Godzilla situation; Olsen plays his wife, creating a human story about a loving couple basically trying to survive an apocalyptic event, and reconnect with one another. Sounds reasonable enough.

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Godzilla will be in theaters on May 16, 2014.

Source: Legendary Pictures

Muto Images – Hat tip to Readers “Firen X” & “Joe Musso”

 

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  1. Go Go Gojira Atomic Breath!!!!

    • Use Scope!!!

  2. Does muto 1 look like it has wings to anybody else?

    • Yes. They are kinda weird though. Almost rigid, like a handglider and it seems to use them to walk as well. In fact, the creature looks so odd and angular, it reminds me of some of the Angels from Evangelion.

      • Oops. *Hang glider*

    • It did, yes. (I saw teh film)

  3. Godzilla Looks AMAZING, and the MUTO’s remind me A LOT of ”Aliens” which is good in a creepy way.

    Looks like Godzilla will finally get his redemption for 1998′s misfire.

  4. I hereby predict that the MUTO monster(s) are, in fact, Destoroyah in disguise.

  5. I thought it was confirmed that there was only one other monster that Godzilla has to deal with? Also the toy pics that were posted show that the monster shown above has wings as well so I’m pretty sure the two monsters you’re talking about are one-in-the-same. Oh yea and this is definitely my #1 most anticipated film of the summer by a long shot. I really hope it’s good! I don’t think we’ve ever had an epic monster-disaster movie on this grand of scale before have we? And I don’t count Pacific Rim, sorry.

    • But, don’t we see the corpse of a defeated centipede type monster in one of the trailers?!

      • I completely forgot about that centipede looking thing. I guess we’ll find out in a few weeks!

  6. I seriously hope the eco crap is subtle and well incorporated into the story…unlike the heavy handed bat used in Avatar and Noah. I really don’t feel like listening to Al Gore have an orgasm over a Kaiju for two hours.

  7. this movie so far looks like best one of summer minus all the overhype like the
    overbloated xmen 5 and spiderman 2. my little son is pretty exicted and has retitled the
    movie ” Godzilla vs snakezilla”

    • Trust me, Spider-Man 2 is not “over-bloated”, just a little lengthy. Still a great film though, my fave comic book movie of the year so far.

      Hopefully your son loves this film as much as I will because this is THE film of 2014 by the look of it.

  8. I am so excited for this movie, when Godzilla first appears on the screen I will probably jump up on my theater-seat and let loose with a mighty monster roar like the beast himself and spew popcorn kernals all over the rows ahead of me (so don’t sit in the front row, folks!)!!!

  9. Does anybody have any idea on the appox. running time? I keep hearing it’s really short but the trailer suggests enough plot that I hope it’s over 2 hours. I’m getting an epic monster movie vibe from this and epics can’t be only 90 minutes long.

  10. You know, I recall hearing all the same predictions last summer about “pacific rim” and it wasn’t all that.. I’m just hoping they don’t make an emotional tie in for Godzilla, like the did King Kong when he died, because that just sucked! :(

  11. The Godzilla of Japan’s design is coming back? Oh, that made me reback my childhood, laser from the big Godzilla is really amazing ! May i can see this film with my son.

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