Ever since Toho Co. unveiled their next Godzilla movie last year, any word about the movie has been quiet. That was until last month when Toho Co. created a new Twitter page to specifically promote the film. The promotion for the Godzilla film, which fans (including myself) has been calling "Godzilla Zero," started with a twenty-nine day countdown starting with Shin Godzilla and ending yesterday at Gojira. The wait is finally over and we now have the official title revealed: GODZILLA MINUS ONE.
The movie's official reveal was followed up with a new poster showcasing our first look at the sort of new Godzilla design and a short teaser showing a 1940's Japan being attacked by the king of the monsters. Even though we have only seen glimpses of Godzilla in the teaser, the poster does confirm that this movie will be using the Godzilla design from "Godzilla: The Ride" at the Seibuen Amusement Park, or, at least, using a very similar design.
According to President of Toho Co. International Koji Ueda in an interview with Forbes, the article quotes, "Set in a post-war Japan, Godzilla Minus One will once again show us a Godzilla that is terrifying and overwhelming force, which you already get a sense of from the teaser trailer and poster… The concept is that Japan, which had already been devastated by the war, faces a new threat with Godzilla, bringing the country into the 'minus.'"
Forbes also mentions Ueda stating that it follows Shin Godzilla (directed by Hideaki Anno) giving readers the impression Godzilla Minus One is a continuation of the 2016 movie. From my understanding, I think the real implication Ueda was trying convey is the way the film is similar to Shin Godzilla in terms of it being a dark or serious film and having a catastrophic consequence with nuclear energy. And the teaser really does present the movie very similar to Shin Godzilla showing Tokyo being attacked by the monster. However, I would take any implication of Godzilla Minus One being a prequel movie to Shin Godzilla with a handful of salt.
With that, our final reveal is that this movie will be getting a nationwide release on December 1st in the United States, just one month after the movie's release in Japan on November 3rd. This is a really nice surprise from Toho Co. as they give their fans in the US a great Christmas gift we can all look forward to. Hopefully as we get closer to release, the movie actually turns out to be a great movie with characters that we can follow along and a story that isn't bland like Shin Godzilla.
So far, Godzilla Minus One looks like only Godzilla will be in this movie. According to a plot leak from 4chan shortly after the movie's unveiling back in November, it detailed there would be two Godzillas fighting each other: one that has the classic design and the one that looks like an orca whale representing what Godzilla looked like before he mutated. Even though we didn't see another monster fitting the description of an orca, there is always a chance it could appear in a later trailer. At the same time, I would not get your hopes up and take it as purely rumor.
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