Full disclosure: I own every Godzilla movie on either DVD or Blu-ray. I’ve been a huge fan of the giant green troublemaker since I was a kid, so it was my lifelong goal to score as many of the flicks as I could for my own collection. Next thing I knew, I was swimming in Toho movies.
The fact that the studio is working on the first Japanese Godzilla movie in 12 years is beyond exciting, so when Anime News Network posted that Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi’s installment in the franchise was filming this weekend in Tokyo, I squealed with delight. No offense to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla, but the Japanese films will always hold a special place in my scaly heart.
“A notice posted at the Kamata bus station in Tokyo revealed that buses will not stop as usual at the station on Sunday morning, due to the filming of a movie titled ‘Shin Gojira’ (New Godzilla),” the website reported. In short: The next Godzilla flick is officially underway.
If everything goes according to plan, the new Godzilla movie will stomp all over theaters in Japan at some point next summer. As of this writing, it’s unknown when the flick will debut Stateside.