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To a lot of people, actor Kyle Chandler will be most fondly remembered as Coach Taylor in the TV series Friday Night Lights, but he’s had a long and accomplished career in Hollywood. For instance, he was in Peter Jackson’s King Kong remake as Bruce Baxter, the leading man of a film being shot on Skull Island before all hell breaks loose and the giant ape arrives, at which point he has mixed feelings about saving Ann Darrow with the Venture crew. Well Chandler just can’t see to get away from the monsters, because his next big role will find him face-to-face (so to speak) with another famous movie monster: Godzilla. (more…)

In a couple of months, we’ll finally get a good look at Kong: Skull Island, the latest take on the classic Hollywood ape monster from Legendary Pictures. Now, any King Kong movie is an occasion, but Skull Island serves the dual purpose of setting up a future confrontation with Godzilla, who’s last American movie was released in 2014. The sequel to Godzilla has been in the works for some time, and now it takes a giant leap forward with the appointment to the director’s chair of a man who’s already had his hands on the project. He’s also a director that knows his monsters. (more…)

Godzilla’s Coming Back! We Mean to Toho!

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Godzilla may be a lusted after box office commodity in America, but in Japan he’s a cinematic legend on par with Humphrey Bogart or Charlie Chaplin. It was Japan’s Toho Studios that got the Godzilla ball rolling in 1954, turning what could have been a silly monster movie starring a guy in a suit trampling on cardboard buildings into a frightening parable for Japan’s suffering from nuclear warfare nearly a decade earlier. The metaphor wasn’t lost on anyone, and the Ishirō Honda creation developed a worldwide following that spawned dozens of sequels over the last six decades and at least two American remakes. But after a decade in retirement, the Japanese are looking to put their stamp on the legend once more. In other words, Toho’s back in the Godzilla business. (more…)

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When the latest incarnation of Godzilla was announced, there was an understandable amount of trepidation concerning the project. After the last Godzilla movie, everyone expected yet another disaster of epic (and expensive) proportions. But the new Godzilla was met with mostly positive reactions and brought in a fair bit of cash. So naturally, Legendary Pictures is looking to capitalize on that and continue the franchise. Today at SDCC, Gareth Edwards announced that Godzilla 2 is indeed coming. What’s more, the movie will feature a plethora of the big lizard’s classic enemies. Read on for some serious name dropping. (more…)

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Yesterday came the news that Godzilla director Gareth Edwards was cashing out his cache and buying a rocket ship to that galaxy far, far away to make the first Star Wars spin-off film in time for a December 16th, 2016 release date. The immediate thought was “awesome!” but the second thought was “what about the next Godzilla movie?” Obviously, much of Godzilla’s success comes from what Edwards brought to the film in terms of its tone and style, so they’d have to be crazy not to find a way to bring him back for a part 2. So to prove they’re not crazy, the folks at Legendary Pictures today have confirmed that Edwards will by back for Godzilla 2. And maybe 3 and 4. (more…)