Godzilla fans know that, eventually, they’re going to see him fight King Kong in a few big budget American movies. But those are several years out. Before that, Godzilla’s creators Toho have a new movie coming out and several details have just been revealed.

For international audiences, the title is Godzilla Resurgence. In Japan though, the title is Shin Godzilla. Translated, it has several different meanings or connotations such as “New Godzilla,” “True Godzilla” or “God Godzilla.” The main takeaway, though, is that this film is not a new version of the character. It’s not a reboot.


There’s more, too. According to a piece on Anime News Network, while we don’t know exactly how big Godzilla will be in this movie, he’ll be “the tallest one yet, towering over the 108-meter-tall (about 355-foot-tall) incarnation in Gareth Edwards and Legendary Pictures’ 2014 Hollywood film.”

In addition to that, the film will “use a hybrid of actors moving through miniatures (a staple of the early Godzilla films), computer graphics, and special effects” in an effort to make the “scariest Godzilla movie ever.” The story is Japan-centric, but America plays a role too.

Filming recently completed with an eye on a summer 2016 Japanese release date.

[Anime News Network]

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