We’ve seen brief glimpses of Hideki Anno and Shinji Higuchi’s Shin Godzilla (a.k.a. Godzilla Resurgence) before, but we’ve barely seen the kaiju himself. But now new pictures of Toho’s first Godzilla film in over a decade have hit the web, giving us a look at a very gruesome King of the Monsters.
Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 114th birthday of Japanese special effects director Eiji Tsubaraya, who was one of the co-creators of Godzilla and the main force behind Ultraman. In his honor, Google has ten minigames you can play aping all steps required to make the practical effects Tsubaraya was a master of.
Film star and reigning King of Monsters Godzilla, 61, has finally been recognized as a citizen of Japan, Anime News Network reports.
He may not be as famous as Godzilla, but Gamera is still one of the most awesome creatures ever created. And he's celebrating his 50th anniversary this month. To celebrate, Famous Monsters Magazine crafted a new cover by award-winning artist Bob Eggleton. See the whole thing below.
There are so many ways to celebrate the grandeur of the King of Monsters. But author Jo Walton may have just found the best possible way.
Pacific Rim 2 is still a long way off, but if you're hankering for some more hot Jaeger/Kaiju battles, you won't have to wait much longer: a new comic miniseries from Legendary will fill in the gap between the first movie and the previous graphic novel prequel. Update: Now with glorious High-Res art!
Take a deep dive into the sound design behind this year's Godzilla movie. The lengths this team went to was pretty spectacular. Including capturing that awful "hand-on-balloon" sound for the alien pulsing sounds, and recording with microphones that capture sounds above human hearing to make the creature's vocals. So…
The movie industry has been going all-out, for the past decade, to overwhelm us with incredible images of superhero battles, space action, and dragons. Movie budgets skyrocket. IMAX screens pulsate. It's all kind of overwhelming. And, you know what? That's kind of excellent.
All cities have their problems, but this city is perpetually dealing with a fire-breathing monster that forces people to change plans, ignore relationship problems, and—oh yeah—run for their lives. This short comedy follows a group of self-centered 20-somethings navigated life in the shadow of Gammatar.
Personally, I loved the new Godzilla movie. But the film as a whole was not without its problems. Enter Honest Trailers, which has just gleefully eviscerated the many, many problems with this monster movie. Including the MUTO totally being Mothra while not being Mothra.
Straight from Comic-Con, Legendary Films has announced that Godzilla 2 will be happening, and piling on the classic kaiju — including Godzilla's pals Mothra and Rodan, as well as his three-headed archenemy King Ghidorah! Can't. Wait.
Concept artist Greg Broadmore, creator of Doctor Grordbort and many fine creatures for Peter Jackson's Weta Studios, has done it again. He's created a monster so blisteringly awesome that it almost defies words. Meet the MECHA-HOP. I love the way its spine looks like a bike chain.
Praise Cthulhu — we are going to get "more Jaegers and more Kaiju, kicking each other's butts" in 2017, according to this announcement from director Guillermo del Toro. Pacific Rim 2 has been greenlit for April 2017. Plus there'll be an animated series and more comics.
Pay attention, Syfy original movies gang and indie kaiju filmmakers. These are the animals we want to see in your next flick, eating cities and whirling trains around like nunchucks. They may come from the real world, but they look like they've already gotten the Roger Corman treatment.
Though Pacific Rim was arguably a more original and complex movie than Godzilla, it fizzled at the box office — while Godzilla's formulaic fun earned so much money its first weekend that the studio has already ordered a sequel. What made one giant monster movie succeed where the other failed?
That's the question that author (and io9 commenter!) Greg Cox faced, as he wrote the novelization of the new Godzilla movie, out tomorrow. In this essay, Cox explains how he coped with getting inside Godzilla's head — and why he avoided doing so as much as possible. Plus read the first chapter!
The great thing about the new Godzilla movie is how perfect the Big G looks. But the designers experimented with some pretty far-fetched ideas, including Fish Godzilla and Dragon Godzilla. We've got exclusive art from the movie's art book. Plus concept artist Eddie Del Rio shared some of his Godzilla art exclusively…
Since he first rose out of the Pacific Ocean to destroy Tokyo in 1954, Godzilla has been an icon. But he's also changed with the times, morphing from a terrifying death monster into a kid-friendly pal and back again. Here's what you need to know about the Big G's cinematic past to understand this complicated kaiju.