Toho is celebrating Godzilla’s seventieth anniversary together with his thirty seventh movie, a prequel referred to as Godzilla Minus One, which simply acquired a brand new trailer.
Whereas Godzilla’s been busy in American motion pictures and TV, with 2024 promising the return of the long-lasting kaiju in each Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire and the Apple TV Plus collection Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, there hasn’t been a live-action Japanese Godzilla film in awhile. The final one was 2016’s Shin Godzilla, which was the highest-grossing Japanese-language entry within the franchise so far. And now, the inexperienced man is again in Godzilla Minus One, which simply acquired its first full trailer.
Directed by Takashi Yamazaki, the person behind Area Battleship Yamato, that is truly a prequel with it going down in post-WW2 Japan. This an fascinating method, as the unique Godzilla motion pictures had been at all times seen as a response to each the American occupation and an allegory for the hydrogen bomb. The collection has spawned 37 movies over 4 totally different eras: the Shōwa period, the Heisei period, the Millennium period, and the Reiwa period. In case you’re not a Godzilla knowledgeable and need to dig into the franchise somewhat extra, take a look at our exhaustive rating of the collection we did again when Godzilla vs. Kong got here out.
Godzilla Minus One is ready to premiere on the Tokyo Worldwide Movie Competition on November 1st and hits theatres in Japan two days later, kicking off celebrations for the character’s seventieth anniversary in 2024 (it’s also possible to purchase all of your Godzilla merch at Toho’s official retailer). North American audiences gained’t have to attend too lengthy, as Toho Worldwide is ready to launch it right here on December 1st.
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