Dammit, ya'll beat me to posting this news!
As some of you may have noticed I'm a really big Godzilla fan so I'm fangasaming right now over this news. So, if you'd all forgive me I'm going to go a little fanboy here.
The Mad Doctor wrote:There has already been 50 godzilla movies, they aren't much like sequels anymore.
Actually there have been only like 29. Not including the new one that has just started development.
(include the "Zilla" from 1998 and you have 30 and I'm not including the IDW comics, The Dark Horse Comics, the Marvel Comics, the Zilla TV show, and the Hanna Barbera cartoon. Also, there's the "Zone Fighter" TV show where Godzilla appeared in a few episodes).
But almost every Godzilla movie that's ever been made is in some way a sequel, with the exception to the very first movie, "Gorjira" back in the 50s.
Each new series they do with only the exception to this one is just one sequel after the other that also use the original 1950s Godzilla movie as a starting point. As much as the Showa era movies all seemed to be stand-alones, they all had continuity with each other. The Heisie era was more of a series where every movie they made was a sequel to the last one. Even "Godzilla 1984" was a direct sequel to the very first film back in the 50s.
The Millennium era is where things get a bit more complicated though. Almost each movie in that era is a direct sequel to the 50s Godzilla movie that kicked everything off.
"Godzilla vs Megaguirus"
"Giant Monsters All Out Attack"
Each one of these were sequels of the very first movie and ignored everything that came in between.
Then along comes "Godzilla Against Mecha-Godzilla" (or "Godzilla vs Kiryu" as some call it)
This one is again a sequel to the very first film, but is the only movie in the Millennium era to get its own direct sequel.
Godzilla: Tokyo SOS.
Then there's "Godzilla: Final Wars" which is non-canon and is mainly a fantasy dream match where you get to see Godzilla fight a whole bunch of monsters and see Mothra fight Gigan for the first time.
It was also mainly a send off because Toho wanted to give Godzilla a break.
So in fact, the Legendary movie is the first Godzilla movie to not be connected to the original Godzilla movie from the 50s.
So, C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!!
Now I'm aware of how complicated that all is, so I don't blame anyone for not knowing that. I'm just taking another opportunity to geek out about Godzilla because I love talking about this stuff.
Now that's out of the way and sorry for all that once again onto my reaction to the second Godzilla movie they're making.
Basically I've been watching the internet like a hawk and just waiting for someone to upload the teaser trailer footage where we get glimpses of the new monsters.
No shit. I figured people would be stoked to see this happen with as good as the movie was. And people were WANTING those monster in the first movie to start with, so why argue about it now?
Blood Lord wrote:Love the pessimistic attitude in here, guys. Be it games, current events, movies and even TV shows, I can always count on you to find the negative in any happy news.
Sigment wrote:Well, I liked the newest Godzilla, so I'd likely be willing to see a sequel when it comes out if it's being done by the same guys.
Basically this new movie has my personal top four in it.
Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah.
For those of you who don't know, each of these monsters have had movies where their names are the titles so this is a big deal to people like me.
Godzilla has had a shit ton of movies, but Mothra had her own movie simply titled, "Mothra" and marked her first appearance. Later during the Heisie era of Godzilla films Mothra would later break away from the series to star in her own film trilogy, "Rebirth of Mothra 1, 2, and 3" so good for you Mothra. You go girl.
Rodan had his start as the star of his own film as well, simply titled, "Rodan" but since then he has mainly appeared in Godzilla films.
Ghidorah has always been a villain (Except for GMK) and he first appeared in the movie, "Ghidorah: The Three Headed monster" and back then his name was pronounced a little different than what you might be familiar with.
In that movie Ghidorah, was evil and it took the combined forces of Mothra, Godzilla and Rodan to beat him.
Personally, I doubt they're going to do a remake of that movie with this one, at least not a total remake because in that movie, Ghidorah was an alien and Mothra talked to the human race using the Shobijin (or the twin fairies as they're known in the US).
Also there was a whole bunch of other sci-fi stuff going down in that movie that I'm skipping over because this is already a long post.
Basically, a movie like this is a pretty big deal because Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah are like in the top 10 if not 5 of the Toho movie monster gallery. Seeing them on the big screen like this and made by an American studio would have been unheard of until this point. Toho must have an interesting amount of faith in Legendary to hand over the rights to these four big monsters.
So now I'm gonna anxiously wait for this movie to come out and hope that it kicks major ass. Waiting for the last Godzilla movie had me crawling up a wall, so this is gonna be a killer of a wait for me.