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Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla May Not Resemble the 2014 Version

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One of the main features of Godzilla is that his design has evolved over the years. Depending on which film you see him in, his appearance can change subtly or drastically. Just look at the difference between 2014’s Godzilla and last year’s Shin Godzilla. The American version was a massive almost trunk-like monstrosity while the Japanese was a frightening vision straight out of a nightmare. With two more American films that will feature the giant lizard on the way, it’s not a strange thought to wonder if the titular beast will retain the same features.

When asked about this specific topic, Godzilla: King of the Monsters director Michael Dougherty simply stated, “He is evolution in the flesh, so…“. If we’re reading between the lines correctly here, the events in the 2014 film may very well trigger a change in Godzilla that will manifest itself in Dougherty’s vision.

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Personally, I don’t care what he looks like. I’m just beyond excited that Dougherty is tackling this feature and I cannot WAIT to see what he comes up with! That being said, if we don’t get a Chibi version of Godzilla in the film, I’m going to be sorely disappointed.

Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Charles Dance, Kyle Chandler, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Randy Havens, Thomas Middleditch, and O’Shea Jackson, Jr., star.

Director Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat) co-wrote the script with Zach Shields. The film was referenced in the recent giant monster feature Kong: Skull Island.

Alex Garcia will oversee the tentpole for Legendary. Godzilla: King of Monsters hits theaters on March 22, 2019, with the monster mash-up Godzilla vs. Kong, which recently announced Blair Witch‘s Adam Wingard as its director, slated to bow the following year on May 22, 2020.

Legendary and Warner Bros. announced in late 2015 that all future King Kong and Godzilla movies would be developed by Legendary and distributed by Warner Bros., starting with Kong: Skull Island. Legendary currently holds a distribution deal with Universal, but in order to re-team Godzilla and King Kong, the studio returned the rights to WB.

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