In case you didn’t notice, Godzilla is about to make a comeback. Despite Warner Bros. and director Gareth Edwards’ best efforts to revive the King of the Monsters a few years ago, Godzilla is still a property best left to the capable hands of Japanese filmmakers. The American versions so far pale in comparison to any of the movies that have come out of the giant lizard’s home country. Thankfully the newest film in the franchise Godzilla Resurgence will be coming to theaters this fall.
Right now, multiple sources are reporting that the new Godzilla film from visionary writer and director Hideaki Anno will be in theaters October 11. This is great news for fans of the monster and of Anno who is best known for being the creator of the epic anime Neon Genesis Evangelion. With that kind of creative force behind Godzilla Resurgence, this could easily become one of the best movies in the series and a crowd pleaser for anyone willing to visit the closest theater showing the film.
The number of theaters screening Godzilla has not been fully released yet, but production company Funimation should be sending out information identifying a list of locations any day now. The film originally titled Shin Gojira is a hit overseas, and stateside fans have eagerly been waiting to see it in theaters here. The trailers we have seen so far look great, and if the positive word of mouth and good critical reception is any indicator, Godzilla Resurgence is a must see for genre fans.
Should we be excited?
The film features a fantastic cast including Tetsuo the Iron Man director Shin’ya Tsukamoto and Takashi Miike favorite Jun Kunimura. Many of the crew from the live action version of Attack on Titan are also on board for the fight against the biggest version of Godzilla yet. This is a huge win for fans. Next year will see the release of Kong: Skull Island followed by Godzilla vs. Kong in 2020. The King of the Monsters is a pretty big deal right now, so don’t miss out on your chance to go see this one.