Earlier this week I talked about ‘Shin Godzilla‘, one of my favorite movies of 2016, finally getting it’s american Blu-Ray release(Shameless Podcast Plug). And today there is more interesting new from the Godzilla newsbeat. Mike Dogherty, the writer/director of ‘Trick ‘r Treat’ & ‘Krampus’ tweeted out a photo this week celebrating day 41 of production on his new film, the follow-up to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 ‘Godzilla‘. We’ll get to the conversation sparking photo in a moment.
But first, it’s worth point out that this sequel, called ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters‘ & set to be released in 2019 has a ton of promise. The cast sounds stellar with Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, Bradley Whitford & new “Branden Pickrell ‘Buy stock in this actor, they’re going places!'” recipient O’Shea Jackson being some of the standouts. The villainous monsters will also, thankfully, not be an original creation like the Muto’s of the 2014 film. Instead, Legendary will feature more Toho icon’s like Rodan, Mothra & the dreaded King Ghidorah.
It appears to be clears skies for the franchise going forward and all signs point to the 2020 “Mayweather/McGregor” of monster showdowns when Gojira finally faces off against the new Kong from ‘Skull Island’ released earlier this year. However, everyone favorite atomic reptile might have some trouble heading his way. Back to the photo mentioned at the start of this article. It is pictured below:
— Mike Dougherty (@Mike_Dougherty) August 14, 2017
The photo is of the famed ‘Oxygen Destroyer’, the device used in the original 1954 ‘Godzilla‘ to finally kill the great beast. Is the new film hinting that relations between the humans and Godzilla not as strong as we’re lead to believe at the end of the first film? Is Godzilla the hero we deserve but not the one we need right now? Will Bradley Whitford be channeling Raymond Burr in the movie? We still don’t much about this film, but I hope to God the answer to that last question is a resounding “Yes!”.