America's GODZILLA Inspires Toho To Redo Their Own, WTH?

Toho's Godzilla Teaser Image

When Gareth Edwards' Godzilla 2014 reboot hit the box office, pulling in over $500 million worldwide, a sequel was put in motion and right now, is slated for a June 2018 release.

I think Legendary wanted a sequel sooner than 2018 but they had to give Edwards time to work on his Star Wars Anthology movie, Rogue One.

But writer Max Borenstein says he's working on the new script and word or at least suggestions out there are saying that the next film could include Rodan, King Ghidorah, and Mothra.


But what is confusing to me is that after Toho let Legendary license the big lizard for a movie and saw how well it did, now Toho has cranked up their own Godzilla production once again.

Their last production was 2004's Godzilla Final Wars and it was a fun but kooky send off to the franchise from Toho. But Toho says their new version will be more terrifying and darker than their previous lighter versions.

They say that in the past people just ran from the monster but now, they may be standing their ground and taking accountability for the beast.

Whatever. But at least they gave theirs a decent foot! (Header image was teaser promo art from Toho)

I find it disappointing that instead of letting Legendary run with their fatter version of the reboot, Toho is jumping on the bandwagon to make more of their own, instead of letting fat Godzilla stand on its own. You would think they would be worried about diluting the market of the franchise.

Meh, what do I know.


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