Full body image of Godzilla in the upcoming film Godzilla Minus One and pics of an action figure offer a better look at the character design
There’s a new Godzilla movie coming our way from Toho! The film is called Godzilla Minus One, and it’s set to be released in Japan on Godzilla Day this year. November 3, 2023. It will then receive a nationwide release in the United States on December 1st. We saw a trailer for the movie a couple days ago, but since there’s just a quick glimpse of Godzilla in this short amount of footage, we were left wanting to see the full design of the iconic character. Thankfully, a full body shot of Godzilla has since been unveiled – and images of an action figure offer an even better look at the design! The full body shot and one image of the action figure can be seen at the bottom of this article. More images of the figure can be found at Godzilla-Movies.com.
The figure is part of the S.H. MonsterArts line and will be selling for about $100.
Written and directed by Takashi Yamazaki, Godzilla Minus One will see an already devastated postwar Japan facing a new threat in the form of Godzilla. Interestingly, one of Yamazaki’s previous credits is the 2007 film Always: Sunset on Third Street 2, which features a Godzilla cameo in a fantasy sequence.
Toho’s Koji Ueda has said, “Set in a post-war Japan, Godzilla Minus One will once again show us a Godzilla that is a terrifying and overwhelming force, which you already get a sense of from the teaser trailer and poster. The concept is that Japan, which had already been devastated by the war, faces a new threat with Godzilla, bringing the country into the ‘minus.’“
Yamazaki directed a trilogy of Always: Sunset on Third Street films, as well as Juvenile, Returner, Ballad, Space Battleship Yamato, Friends: Naki on the Monster Island, The Fighter Pilot, Stand by Me Doraemon, Stand by Me Doraemon 2 (with Ryuichi Yagi), Parasyte: Part 1 and 2, Fueled: The Man They Called ‘Pirate’, Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura, The Great War of Archimedes, Dragon Quest: Your Story, Lupin III: The First, and Ghost Book Obakezukan.
Godzilla Minus One is Toho’s 33rd film in the franchise. The most recent entries were the 2016 live-action film Shin Godzilla and a trilogy of animated features; Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle, and Godzilla: The Planet Eater. While Toho works to get this one out into the world, Legendary is keeping their own Godzilla MonsterVerse alive with Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (which is set to reach theatres on March 15, 2024) and an Apple TV+ series.
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