It looks as if we might have the origin of Godzilla and the Kaiju monsters as another image of a toy has leaked online revealing possible key details about the movie.
While not over-spoilery, the details on the Giant Size Godzilla box offer connections previously made known in interviews with the cast and director.
Here's the text:
Possibly the last of an ancient species of giant amphibious creatures that evolved when the surface of the Earth was over ten times more radioactive than it is today. GODZILLA can create his radiation stores into a violet, focused exahlation of atomic ray. Rarely seen, but spoken of in ancient island mythers, "Goijara" was last spotted in 1954, when the U.S. Navy encountered him and attempted to kill him with an atomic blast in the Pacific Ocean. Since then, the giant creature has been living in the deep ocean - until a theat to his survival from an ancient foe forces him to appear.
Previously, director Gareth Edwards hinted that the Kaiju were here all along, and didn't just appear out of nowhere, which is confirmed above. We see Godzilla is from a pre-historic era where the Earth was covered in radiation. We have to assume the other Kaiju were present then as well. This also explains why Godzilla would all of a sudden "wake up" and fight the Kaiju - probably because they are natural predatory enemies. This also seems to be confirmed above by the Godzilla toy description stating Godzilla has an "ancient foe."
The description also confirms and explains that Godzilla will have atomic breath and where it comes from.
It's also known that Edwards is going to feature flashback scenes from 1954, which is confirmed by the above reference to the original movie date.
We also know in the movie something happens with Bryan Cranston 15 years in the past, which actually might be them awakening a different Kaiju, which in turn awakens Godzilla. Cranston did say on Howard Stern that they attempt to kill Godzilla, which I believe is in the present day as Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who plays Cranston's son, is part of the Black Ops team sent in to do the job. Early footage of the movie revealed Cranston arguing and stating that he wants his son back. Another possibility is that 15 years in the past they woke the Kaiju, and now try to do so again with Godzilla to fight back against the behemoths (again as they are all natural enemies - like a lion and zebra).
Yesterday also saw new images of what might be the 8-legged Kaiju that Godzilla will be battling near the San Francisco bridge. That might be the Kaiju seen in the trailer with the radioactive-glowing tentacle-like appendages.
"Godzilla" opens May 16, 2014 in 3D starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. The screenplay is by Max Borenstein and Dave Callaham.
An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.