When Godzilla: King of the Monsters arrives in US theaters on May 31st, we know for sure that the Big G will throw-down against Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah. While other “Titans” have been teased, no one knows for sure if these will be monsters from Toho’s stable, or original creation by Legendary. Still, fans have been talking about who they’d like to see, and the name Gamera pops up often.
Our chances of seeing Gamera joining in on the mayhem are slim to none, most likely due to the fact that the giant turtle isn’t one of Toho’s Kaiju: He was created by rival studio Daiei Film in 1965 in an attempt to siphon away off some of Godzilla’s dollars with some direct competition. To date, Gamera and Godzilla have never crossed paths cinematically, and don’t expect King of the Monsters to be the first time. Follow the link below for more details regarding Gamera’s complex relationship with Godzilla.
It’s worth noting, however, that New York Comic-Con fans were teased with the promise of a rebooted Gamera movie in 2015. Attendees were shown the trailer embedded at the top of the article and, we think you’ll agree, it’s a thing of beauty. Obviously, Gamera 2016 never
Sure, the effects look a few years behind those on display in Godzilla: King of the Monsters (synopsis and trailer below), but I’d definitely have paid to see two hours of this on a big screen! Give it a spin and let us know what you think of the Gamera trailer in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
Godzilla: King of the Monsters Synopsis:
“Members of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species thought to be mere myths-rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.”
Directed by Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus’ Michael Dougherty, who co-wrote the film with Zach Shields, Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, and Zhang Ziyi.