Today at Comic-Con, Godzilla was a part of the Warner Bros./Legendary panel which featured Gareth Edwards and members of the cast.
Below you can check out some of the highlights from the panel and a description of the Godzilla trailer.
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.
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Legendary Pictures: Godzilla — 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. Gareth Edwards directs Godzilla, which stars 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. Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher are the executive producers, alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira. The film is from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.
Starts off by showing a beach with atomic testing and mushroom cloud with ash falling from the sky with the Godzilla movie logo then shown.
Now the footage that was shown at least year’s Comic-Con is revealed, described as a “mood piece” (i.e. get the crowd excited).
The footage of the destroyed city is shown with Oppenheimer’s famous quote, “We knew the world would not be the same. Some people cried. Most people were silent.”
Gareth Edwards then steps on to the stage followed by Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Bryan Cranston.
Edwards mentions seeing Kick-Ass 2 and Breaking Bad at the Con and being reminded of Johnson and Cranson. Also says the studio gave him a lot of freedom for his vision of Godzilla.
Godzilla just finished shooting two days ago in Hawaii.
Elizabeth Olsen says she plays a mother and a nurse in Godzilla.
Cranston is next kidding that he is the old guy in the film, but loved the movie monster as a kid. Says he was nervous at first about being part of such an iconic character and film.
Edwards than mentions that the human characters in the film are close to Godzilla, and then tells a funny story about getting stopped at the Canadian Border with Customs telling him not to F’ up the movie when they realized who he was.
Now for the actual new footage…
Soldiers are shown running through streets and a flooded city.
Cranston’s character takes off his radiation suit; Olsen is shown crying.
The military is then show with paratroopers and soldiers loading missles.
A new monster is shown! Not Godzilla! Looks more insect like with spider-like legs (Kumonga?!).
It’s attacking and soldiers are fighting against it. However, a foot comes stomping down — it’s Godzilla! He’s enormous compared to the Spider-creature and attacks it! Update: No face was shown.
And that’s the footage reveal!