With all the good Godzilla news coming out this past year, it was only a matter of time before something crappy hit the wire. As it turns out, franchise star Akira Takarada’s cameo has been omitted from the theatrical cut of the film.
The news comes from Yutaka Ichimura on Facebook, who writes that “Takarada-san today revealed during his talk show at ‘Super Festival’ in Tokyo that his cameo scenes for the upcoming Legendary’s ‘Godzilla’ were omitted and would not be included in the final film.”
Super bummer, but let’s hope for the goods to be included in the home video release, shall we? Also in other dubious Godzilla news, The L.A. Times posted a new image which is stunning but also has us thinking it’s fan made as no one in it is running. Call us crazy, but a 200-foot tall lizard would have us running like Carl Lewis down the street at speeds in excess of Mach 3 and beyond. Check it out! Real or not, it is cool.
You can also dig on a new still we are sure is legit under the one you see below via USA Today.
From visionary new director Gareth Edwards (Monsters) comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless.
Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, and C.J. Adams star in the film, which has been rated PG-13 for “intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence.”
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