In the summer of 2014, Godzilla returned in a big way, with Warner Bros.' blockbuster earning $200 million domestically and $529 million worldwide, from a $160 million budget. This proved that there was still an audience for this iconic monster, which lead to Toho, the Japanese company that originally created the character in 1954, announcing Godzilla: Resurgence, set to debut in Japanese theaters this summer. The first trailer and poster was released last month, but now we have a better look at this new Godzilla creature with photos from Twitter user Cooper Castille.
It isn't immediately clear where Cooper Castille obtained these images, but hopefully we'll see even more from this monster soon, as we get closer and closer to the July 29, 2016 release date. That release date is only for Japan, and we don't know when this movie will debut in the U.S. or other international box office territories. Since fans still have two more years before Warner Bros.' Godzilla 2 hits theaters on June 8, 2018, this new Toho adventure will bring the franchise back to its Japanese roots.
Toho has released 28 Godzilla movies since the 1954 original classic, directed by Ishirô Honda. The studio last released Godzilla: Final Wars back in 2004, and licensed the rights to Godzilla to Warner Bros. for director Gareth Edwards' remake, which earned $26 million from Japanese markets. While no plot details have been given yet, director Shinji Higuchi confirmed that he'd be using techniques similar to those seen in Attack on Titan, which include a 'hybrid' way of mixing live actors with CGI enhancements.
Shinji Higuchi is directing alongside Hideaki Anno. Hideaki Anno will also write the screenplay, with Shinji Higuchi overseeing the visual effects work. The filmmakers are best known for their work on Neon Genesis Evangelion and their upcoming live-action movie Attack on Titan. Toho will co-distribute the film with Warner Bros. Japan.
While we wait for the second trailer for Godzilla: Resurgence, take a look at the new photos from this upcoming action-thriller below. Are you looking forward to Godzilla: Resurgence more than Warner Bros.' Godzilla 2 n 2018? Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more on Godzilla: Resurgence.