Toho has announced that their new Godzilla movie is called Godzilla Minus One, and a teaser trailer has been unveiled!
Last November, Toho announced that a new Japanese Godzilla film was in the works and would be released on Godzilla Day this year. November 3, 2023. Today, they unveiled a teaser trailer for that movie, which is officially titled Godzilla Minus One, and you can watch the teaser in the embed above!
Following its November 3rd release in Japan, Godzilla Minus One will receive a nationwide release in the United States on December 1st.
Written and directed by Takashi Yamazaki, this film will see an already devastated postwar Japan facing a new threat in the form of Godzilla. That’s the only plot information that has been revealed so far. 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.
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.
What did you think of the Godzilla Minus One teaser trailer? Are you a fan of the Toho Godzilla movies, and are you looking forward to this one? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
I have been a Godzilla fan since I was a little kid, so I will definitely be watching Godzilla Minus One.