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.
Akira Takarada and Momoko Kochi in Godzilla 1954
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.