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The latest reboot of Japan’s cinematic icon Godzilla, is currently in production under the guiding hand of director Gareth Edwards (Monsters). In a move that demonstrates Edwards’ and production company Legendary‘s, high regard for the franchise and it’s history, one of the original 1954 Godzilla actors will be making a cameo.

Akira Takarada, starred in the first Godzilla movie as diver Hideto Ogata, and was confirmed for a cameo appearance in the reboot on the Legendary Twitter page. Below is the picture Legendary posted of director Edwards with Takarada while shooting in Vancouver.

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Akira Takarada and Momoko Kochi in Godzilla 1954

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It’s a nice nod to the original and one casting decision Godzilla fans everywhere can really appreciate. Edwards did a fantastic job on Monsters and I’m really looking forward to his take on Godzilla. Throw Frank Dorabont and Max Borenstein‘s script work into the mix and I think we’re in for a wondrously monstrous time at the movies.

Via: /Film

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