Godzilla (2014): Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen Character Details Become Known



Godzilla character details become known from a newly surfaced video coming out of this past summer’s Comic-Con with Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston.

Elizabeth Olsen lets it be known that her character in Godzilla is named Elle Brody and is wife to Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s character; that they have a child together and she is a nurse. Olsen also offers details about the direction of the movie.

“This Godzilla brings it back to the route of the original reason why the Japanese made this film,” Olsens said. “It’s about attempting to control nature and it’s not ultimately working out in the end. There is an awesome grittiness to this film and a nice reality and a nice storyline to hold on to, as well as amazing special effects.”

Bryan Cranston also talks about the new Godzilla, offering it’s a different take than past versions and will pay off for the movie goer as it’s very relatable.

“We think that you will be able to wipe the memory of the old Godzilla 12 years ago, or whenever that was, right completely out of your system. This Godzilla is completely different. It is very much a character driven monster movie. If that makes sense; to combine those types of filmmaking together,” Cranston offered. “I say ‘why not? It’s long over due.’ Instead of just having a monster, if you invest in these characters, if you feel for them and care for them, you are going to appreciate them and have a better experience when the monster arrives than if you are ‘it’s a person I don’t know who it is. He just got crushed. Oh, okay, whatever,’  and that’s what this Godzilla 2014 does.”

Bryan Cranston continued with mention of details for his character in the movie.

“My character is a scientist, a PhD, and he is working at a site in Japan when he discovers an anomaly in some sonar signaling and patterns, and he is just starting the investigation when all hell breaks loose,” Cranston said.

Check out the vide below for more of Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston talking Godzilla:

Godzilla opens May 16, 2014 in 3D starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche, with David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. The screenplay is by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont, and Dave Callaham.


An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.