So Toho Studios™ renamed the 2016 release of Shin Gojira to a more sensible Godzilla: Resurgence. And hey, there’s even a new trailer (no Godzilla, just screaming citizens and the iconic gassy roar) and few teaser ad posters to get your G-juices flowin’. Not that you need it – just the word Godzilla should make your towelettes moist.
What’s notable about Godzilla’s new look is that it’s old, appearing more like his original 1954 self than the aftermarket models we’ve seen come and go over the decades. And he has one of those proprietary jagged plates sticking out of the back of his head, a radioactive mohawk if you will. (Maybe G’s been jammin’ some old school punk rock.)
While the U.S. Godzilla sequel is not due until 2018, the Japanese re-boot arrives July 29, 2016. Better, but that’s a long time to wait to see buildings knocked down as if made of Pocky™ biscuit sticks. Note to Japan: I can’t wait that long – please send me an advanced copy of Godzilla: Resurgence as soon as possible. And would it kill you to throw in some Pocky™ biscuit sticks? Please make sure it’s the artificially flavored chocolate version.