Check out the international trailer (which features only music — no dialogue, dubbed or otherwise) here!
This will be Toho’s first Godzilla movie in over a decade — the studio licensed the creature to Legendary for 2014’s Godzilla, directed by Gareth Edwards — and it certainly looks like a return to the spirit of the 1954 original, in which Gojira was a rampaging force of nature that had to be destroyed.
Take a look at the details of the new creature’s design: He really looks like a radioactive mutant, with his broken and tumor-ridden skin and especially that lipless mouth baring vicious-looking teeth! Notice the super-long tail and the small, emaciated, almost skeletal hands. I get the feeling this Godzilla is in pain — and maybe that’s why he has such a poor attitude toward Tokyo! But at least he has the classic roar!
Interesting note: In addition to looking like a reptilian burn victim, this newest Godzilla will be the tallest ever, measuring at least a mind-boggling 385 feet tall! The 2014 Godzilla was 355 feet tall. Back in the black-and-white days, the original kaiju was a mere 165 feet tall.
Godzilla Resurgence comes out in Japan on July 29, but there is no word on an American release yet.