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First look at art from Legendary's new Godzilla movie

Jul. 26, 2010by: Paul Tassi

I keep forgetting that a new GODZILLA is actually in the works, as I think they've pretty much done all they can with the same monster tearing up various locations around the globe, but sure enough, the film is coming, and now Legendary Pictures has released the first artwork from the film’s production which you can see below.

It’s certainly Godzilla, and doesn’t look too terribly different from previous incarnations we’ve seen of him over the years. He’s got spikes, he looks angry and has what appears to be a plasma bolt stuck in his throat.

I love the old Godzilla movies in all their camptastic glory, but he hasn’t exactly translated to modern audiences very well with past sequels meant to “update” the character. JJ Abrams and Matt Reeves made a great Godzilla-type movie with CLOVERFIELD, but you can’t exactly use that same format with Godzilla himself, as at this point, the monster is hardly a mystery.

Extra Tidbit: Bring back Mothra!
Source: JoBlo.com

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4:30PM on 07/30/2010

Still Anatomically Incorrect

But looks awesome. I'm one of the few that likes Broderick's Godzilla, but this rendition looks sweet.
But looks awesome. I'm one of the few that likes Broderick's Godzilla, but this rendition looks sweet.
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8:05AM on 07/27/2010
Looks like they're giving him back the balls which were taken by Roland Emmerich.
Looks like they're giving him back the balls which were taken by Roland Emmerich.
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8:11PM on 07/26/2010
That's awesome
That's awesome
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7:32PM on 07/26/2010
now that's Godzilla!
now that's Godzilla!
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6:49PM on 07/26/2010
wow is it me or is the head looking like a dog or a seal? Very bad idea guys very bad.
wow is it me or is the head looking like a dog or a seal? Very bad idea guys very bad.
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6:37PM on 07/26/2010
wow, i realy can't wait too see another godzilla movie
wow, i realy can't wait too see another godzilla movie
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6:19PM on 07/26/2010

Ick

Looks too much like the '98 Broderick film Godzilla.
Looks too much like the '98 Broderick film Godzilla.
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5:57PM on 07/26/2010
Awesome.
Awesome.
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5:06PM on 07/26/2010
I'm not really excited about the movie, but I can't wait for the trailers. Let's face it, the best thing about the '98 Godzilla movie were those epic teaser trailers. Too bad the movie was a disappointment.
I'm not really excited about the movie, but I can't wait for the trailers. Let's face it, the best thing about the '98 Godzilla movie were those epic teaser trailers. Too bad the movie was a disappointment.
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4:57PM on 07/26/2010
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Bloody Disgusting is reporting that it's not for the movie. Check out there article.
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Bloody Disgusting is reporting that it's not for the movie. Check out there article.
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4:46PM on 07/26/2010
That looks awesome!

And if you must use some of the old monsters as G's opponent, let it be either Gigan or King Ghidorah!
That looks awesome!

And if you must use some of the old monsters as G's opponent, let it be either Gigan or King Ghidorah!
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2:52PM on 07/26/2010
Mothra did come back, in final wars. I hope they use the griffin from the unmade american flick.
Mothra did come back, in final wars. I hope they use the griffin from the unmade american flick.
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2:22PM on 07/26/2010
I loved the '98 Godzilla movie and still watch it when it comes on television. I hope this new Godzilla really kicks ass. I really want it to be action packed and scary.
I loved the '98 Godzilla movie and still watch it when it comes on television. I hope this new Godzilla really kicks ass. I really want it to be action packed and scary.
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1:34PM on 07/26/2010

Yes Sir!!

Looks damn good to me!
Looks damn good to me!
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1:24PM on 07/26/2010
I, in all seriousness, enjoyed the 1998 Godzilla. I was a kid when it came out, and at the time I thought it was a blast. I remember liking it so much I rented some of the old Godzilla movies and thinking, WTF? I have the 98 Godzilla on Blu-ray and it's still fun. So I have high hopes for this. Here's hoping they make an awesome monster movie.
I, in all seriousness, enjoyed the 1998 Godzilla. I was a kid when it came out, and at the time I thought it was a blast. I remember liking it so much I rented some of the old Godzilla movies and thinking, WTF? I have the 98 Godzilla on Blu-ray and it's still fun. So I have high hopes for this. Here's hoping they make an awesome monster movie.
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1:05PM on 07/26/2010

Hope it's terror, not adventure.

I hope they keep the idea of the first Gojira movie, where it was a dark and terrifying unstoppable force you should be scared of, not a mutated giant iguana. Emmerich's film should have been called a remake of "Beast of 20,000 fathoms" and it would perhaps been more accepted, as it is more similar with that film that with Godzilla.
I hope they keep the idea of the first Gojira movie, where it was a dark and terrifying unstoppable force you should be scared of, not a mutated giant iguana. Emmerich's film should have been called a remake of "Beast of 20,000 fathoms" and it would perhaps been more accepted, as it is more similar with that film that with Godzilla.
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12:42PM on 07/26/2010
The art looks great, but the trailer will decide all for me. No more eighties stars, Simpsons cast members, asexual bullcrap and Jurassic Park knock offs please.
The art looks great, but the trailer will decide all for me. No more eighties stars, Simpsons cast members, asexual bullcrap and Jurassic Park knock offs please.
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12:38PM on 07/26/2010

I hope this thing isn't cheesy.

Judging from the concept art, this looks like a combination of the American remake as well as the Japanese films.
Judging from the concept art, this looks like a combination of the American remake as well as the Japanese films.
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12:36PM on 07/26/2010

Not bad . . .

. . . but I'll belive it when I see the first trailer.
. . . but I'll belive it when I see the first trailer.
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12:31PM on 07/26/2010
Art looks very cool. The 1998 movie was atrocious.
Art looks very cool. The 1998 movie was atrocious.
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12:22PM on 07/26/2010

Can't Wait

I can't believe the 1998 Godzilla was so bad, but hopefully someone can take a look at the Peter Jackson's King Kong remake and realize another big old monster can be done correctly.

That said, I think a new Godzilla needs to go the way Incredible Hulk did and have a badass monster showdown at the end, rather than just having army guys shooting things at him. Can we get Gigan or Monster Zero in here somewhere?
I can't believe the 1998 Godzilla was so bad, but hopefully someone can take a look at the Peter Jackson's King Kong remake and realize another big old monster can be done correctly.

That said, I think a new Godzilla needs to go the way Incredible Hulk did and have a badass monster showdown at the end, rather than just having army guys shooting things at him. Can we get Gigan or Monster Zero in here somewhere?
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12:17PM on 07/26/2010
What sequels are you referring to, beyond the one with Ferris Bueller?

I think it's a good design, as it's exactly Godzilla. 2012 is shaping up to a great year for movies.
What sequels are you referring to, beyond the one with Ferris Bueller?

I think it's a good design, as it's exactly Godzilla. 2012 is shaping up to a great year for movies.
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3:04PM on 07/26/2010
The Japanese kept making Godzilla films. Finals Wars has that great fight scene between the american "Zilla" and the REAL Godzilla.....funny as hell!
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The Japanese kept making Godzilla films. Finals Wars has that great fight scene between the american "Zilla" and the REAL Godzilla.....funny as hell!
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3:22PM on 07/26/2010
Oh yeah, I've seen all those. I was thrown by his reference to updating the character.
Oh yeah, I've seen all those. I was thrown by his reference to updating the character.
12:10PM on 07/26/2010
It looks pretty cool. I'll judge when we start hearing a cast and director for the film.
It looks pretty cool. I'll judge when we start hearing a cast and director for the film.
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12:00PM on 07/26/2010
Looks a lot better than the Emmerich Godzilla, but could still use some more tweaking.
Looks a lot better than the Emmerich Godzilla, but could still use some more tweaking.
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