Years ago, particularly around the time of Roland Emmerich’s totally misguided attempt at an American Godzilla movie, I wouldn’t have believed it possible for a Godzilla movie made outside of Japan to look this awesome. But now? After seeing this new, kick-ass poster, coupled with that intense trailer from a few weeks back, Gareth Edwards‘ Godzilla is on course to be crowned King of the Monsters!
Check out this sweet poster in all its glory by clicking it to enlarge.
It’s by far our best look at the giant lizard yet–and what a look! If this is meant to proportional, Edwards’ Godzilla towers higher above the cityscape than any Gojira before. He could wipe about a quarter of the world’s largest city in a mere moment!
The trailer, too, gave the impression of Godzilla’s massive scare. Feel free to watch it again below, I know you want to.
The humans who’ll be fleeing his footsteps are Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, and Elizabeth Olsen, who chatted about her experience filming with the giant beast in the latest issue of Total Film:
“I approached Godzilla like I’d approach anything. It’s just a little bit more imagination. I don’t understand what looking at a big monster is, but I’d think, ‘It’s a sniper, shooting at me from a high building.’ I understand what that is.
“I do get to be in the midst of the action, but most of the action I’m amidst are the casualties! I’m a nurse and I have a child with Aaron. I’m trying to do my job as a nurse but also to take care of my child. I’ve never been interested in being someone who points at things and runs and screams.”
Judging from how GINORMOUS Godzilla is I can’t imagine there’s really a lot of screaming and running away. Once he’s on top of you, you’re done for. Just a single blast of his atomic breath and… gone.
As for Olsen comments, hopefully she isn’t completely sidelined, but I appreciate that it makes sense for her to be with the casualties if what she is is a nurse. And let’s cross our fingers this movie doesn’t take some wacky, King Kong angle where beauty tames the beast or whatever. As far as Godzilla’s concerned, we’re ants.
Olsen also confirmed she didn’t have much competition when it came to her role in Godzilla, or as the Scarlet Witch in The Avengers: Age of Ultron for that matter:
“With Godzilla, Gareth wanted me to do it, so it was my job to take or not to take. That was crazy!” Olsen said. “I didn’t have to do screen tests with six other girls waiting in the lobby. Same thing with The Avengers. Joss wanted me to do it! It’s all kind of shocking. I don’t know how I got the job, but now I have it, and we’re creating it. It’s been a really fun process. We’re being aware of the comic books but also doing our own thing.”
Man, she’s doing something right if she’s just being chosen by the likes of Edwards and Joss Whedon for these prize roles. Has anyone see the Olsen twins lately? Are we sure she didn’t sacrifice them and drink their blood in order to move up the ladder in Hollywood?
How are you all feeling about this Godzilla flick? Pretty ‘effin sweet, isn’t it? Come on, I dare you to look at that poster and watch this trailer and not at least get a little excited.
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.
Godzilla stomps into theatres May 16, 2014.