Because of all your generous contributions to the box office for Godzilla (2014), the Japanese are planning to satisfy our yen (sorry) for more ’Zilla, this one officially titled Shin Gojira, and is set for release in 2016 thereabouts.
The filmmakers state that the 29th Godzilla film (31st if you add the American versions) will be one of the strongest Godzilla of the series. The plot? The King of Monsters smashes everything like he’s always done. (If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. And yes, I get the iony of that statement.)
While details are sparse, the one thing being told is that Shin Gojira will be even taller than the 2014 version. Use this handy comparison chart to wrap your reality around it…
• Godzilla 1954: 164 feet tall
• Godzilla 1985: 260 feet tall
• Godzilla 1992: 325 feet tall
• Godzilla 1998: No one cares as that Godzilla blew sea donkeys
• Godzilla 2000: 180 feet tall
• Godzilla 2014: 350 feet tall
• Godzilla 2016: 355 feet tall (possibly bigger)
Factfiend.com reveals that Godzilla’s height was specially chosen to make him “tall enough to adorably peek over the tippy tops of buildings.”
Directors Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi promise to provide the “most terrifying Godzilla that Japan’s cutting-edge special-effects movie-making can muster.” This clearly means Shin Gojira will be smashing everything in hi-def.
The prefix “shin” has 13 different meanings, ranging everywhere from “new” to “true.” There’s even 54 more meanings when “shin” is added in conjunction with another word or letter. Example: “shin’i” means “underwear.”
Shin’i Gojira – the implications are staggering.