Seamus McGarvey: GODZILLA Begins Shooting In March; May Return For THE AVENGERS 2

Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey (The Avengers) reveals that Legendary Pictures' much anticipated Godzilla reboot will begin production next March. He also says that he's been asked by Joss Whedon to return for The Avengers sequel.

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By Paul Romano - 11/14/2012


Earlier today, we reported that Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes will begin production in March 2013 for its May 2014 release. Now, we have news on another summer 2014 blockbuster filming in that month: Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' Godzilla. Speaking with Collider, cinematographer Seamus McGarvey reveals when the Gareth Edwards-directed reboot will be shooting. "We start in March. March ‘til June, I think." Legendary showcased a teaser trailer for the film at San Diego Comic-Con last summer to a very positive response. McGarvey also says that they haven't decided which visual approach to go with yet, but he will be testing next week. "We still haven’t chosen the direction we’re going visually. I’m sort of testing next week, in fact, for that stuff." Godzilla is scheduled to hit theaters May 16th, 2014 in 3D.

McGarvey most recently did cinematography on Marvel's The Avengers. When asked about whether or not he will return for the announced sequel, he says "I can’t really say that, but yes he [writer/director Joss Whedon] has asked me." So it sounds like McGarvey will return for cinematography duties for The Avengers 2 assuming that his schedule allows it. This is certainly great news, as The Avengers' cinematography was rather amazing. The Avengers 2 is set to hit theaters May 1st, 2015. Stay tuned to CBM for more news on both Godzilla and The Avengers.









Source: Collider
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TheBeard - 11/14/2012, 12:38 PM
PLEASE do godzilla justice!
Bigred20 - 11/14/2012, 1:02 PM
With no cast yet?
superotherside - 11/14/2012, 1:16 PM
Bring on Godzilla and Avengers 2!
AutobotCommander84 - 11/14/2012, 1:27 PM
The cinematography for Avengers was rather bland and uninteresting as opposed to amazing. I hope Mr. McGarvey goes with Red's Epic camera for Godzilla and Avengers 2, which has a much more elaborate color palette than the Arri Alexa which was used for The Avengers.
marvel72 - 11/14/2012, 1:29 PM
please be good-please be good-please be good-please be good-please be good.

manofmidgard - 11/14/2012, 1:36 PM
@batz11

agreed. Blue Oyster Cult ftw!
Greengo - 11/14/2012, 1:43 PM
Godzilla is gonna be in Avengers 2??!!!!

Awesome!!
TheDudeRises - 11/14/2012, 1:45 PM
Eh. Avengers cinematography was not that great. The awe came from the characters and the situations, not the presentation. A lot of folk griped about how it didn't look 'cinematic' and looked too 'television-y' and I agree. Some of that blame falls on Joss and his inexperience but most of the blame falls to McGarvey. I want this next movie to feel more epic and huge. If he steps his game up and learns from his mistakes ( please no more Dutch angles. They feel so 90s and goofy. They only work in drug movies. this isnt natural born killers or fear and loathing. Please stop.) then fine. It's obviously a winning formula. But that was one of the biggest complaints of the first flick so I really think a change should be considered. Roger Deakins did an amazing job on Skyfall so I don't think it's too much to ask Marvel/Disney to pony up for a good Oscar caliber DP if Sony can get one for a genre picture like Bond. Just sayin.
xeno - 11/14/2012, 1:49 PM
@TheDudeRises

McGarvey is an "Oscar caliber" cinematographer. He was nominated for Atonement in 2007.
DoomXfactor - 11/14/2012, 1:51 PM
SHOOT THIS SHIT ALREADY! I'M DYING OVERHERE!
MiracleMe - 11/14/2012, 2:11 PM
batz11 -
Thanks haven't thought about that song, much less heard it, in years! Awesome!
plasticman - 11/14/2012, 2:24 PM
Really? Can I really believe that it will start shooting in March? It seems like we have heard that song and dance a lot with Godzilla. I am freakin' stoked about this. I want this just about as much as anyone so it better start coming together. I'm tired of just teaser posters.
plasticman - 11/14/2012, 2:24 PM
Oh, and Disney...buy Toho.
GuardianAngel - 11/14/2012, 2:25 PM
@Greengo That's exactly how I read it. LOL
SanFranLand - 11/14/2012, 2:38 PM
Bring back Cusack.........and have Godzilla eat and or step on him in the opening sequence!!!!!!!
TheSonGoku - 11/14/2012, 3:58 PM
Avengers cinemetography was... meh. It was kinda filmed like a TV series. But I hope they can get John Toll (Cinematographer for Iron Man 3, Cloud Atlas, Tropic Thunder & Last Samurai) to do it since he's working on Iron Man 3. Plus can Avengers 2 be in widescreen format please?
JerBear - 11/14/2012, 4:14 PM
I absolutely adored The Avengers' cinematography. I've never felt so drawn into a film since the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It felt like I was watching a comic book come to life.
SpideyQuad - 11/14/2012, 5:45 PM
There was nothing wrong with the cinematography of the avengers movie. Some people like to claim there was faulty angles and whatnot, but to me they're just grasping to bring something negative to the table.

After all how many cinematography experts frequent the forums of a comic book website?
cwb77 - 11/14/2012, 6:33 PM
these guys must do this right! i would love to see Godzilla come to face a great threat, preferably another awesome, demonic, badass, original monster, save the earth, then proceed to go about burning it down. must be set in Tokyo!!! my personal opinion, Godzilla should be good and then bad. real bad. hope everyone has a great & safe Thanksgiving! :)
IIIAdamantiumIII - 11/14/2012, 6:39 PM
Godzilla vs The Avengers!! sounds awesome!
peppy - 11/15/2012, 3:11 AM
Avengers cinematography was magnificently done , he must come back for avengers 2
ThatOneDude - 11/15/2012, 5:07 AM
Most anticipated film for me right now. The Big G baby!!
DRAGONDAVE1 - 11/15/2012, 7:49 AM
LONG LIVE THE KING!! they better do Godzilla right! not a repeat of the 1998 fiasco!!! a battle with a new adversary threatening the world would be awesome!
robsolo32 - 11/15/2012, 12:24 PM
New Godzilla being released on my 39th birthday. AWESOME!!!

Will be the best birthday present, yet, especially to be able to see it in IMAX 3D!!
XxComablackxX1937 - 11/15/2012, 12:38 PM
Godzilla is my most anticipated movie of 2014.

Could give 2 shit's about any other film.

So i better not leave the theater like i did in 1998 feeling like my childhood was raped, Got me Legendary!

Godzilla deserves a proper an amazing American Reboot.

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