Official Look At GODZILLA In New Stills; Director Talks Dehumanizing the Monster And More

Official Look At GODZILLA In New Stills; Director Talks Dehumanizing the Monster And More

Ahead of tomorrow's trailer debut, USA Today has our first official look at Gareth Edwards' Godzilla, as the director talks about the VFX, not wanting to humanize the mega-beast, and more. Check it out!

"It was such a shot in the arm to see your star," director Gareth Edwards tells USA Today of first setting eyes on his fully realized iconic monster. "It was like knowing you were pregnant vs. seeing the ultrasound. I suddenly remembered I was making this iconic movie." The British director further notes that he imagines the titular creature to be as close as possible to the original incarnation, along with its nuclear themed story. He also says he didn't want Godzilla to have a personality. "To me, he's like a force of nature, like the wrath of God or vengeance for the way we've behaved," Edwards says. "If this really happened, it would be like Sept. 11. I want it to be epic. I want to get the hairs on the back of your neck up. [Gozilla] is the closest thing to being a god as I think there is in terms of a job you could have," he says. "You picture something one day and draw it, and the next day, it's physical and there in front of you no matter how insane." Edwards then teased there will indeed be creatures other than Godzilla in the anticipated film. "I've just got a secret fantasy — well, it's not very secret anymore — about living in a world where there's fantastical things like giant creatures and what it would really be like and trying to take it seriously. And there's no bigger or better icon than Godzilla."

The first official Godzilla trailer will land online tomorrow, at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, and will be attached to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in theaters this weekend. Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Bryan Cranston, Godzilla is set for release on May 16, 2014.
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kylo0607 - 12/9/2013, 2:00 PM
That last shot! Tomorrow can't come soon enough! The teaser trailer is going to be epic!
ezio619 - 12/9/2013, 2:02 PM
themidnightking - 12/9/2013, 2:09 PM
@ezio Maybe they were trying to make enough to get Godzilla to OD
SuperCat - 12/9/2013, 2:09 PM
If I smoked meth, I'd buy it from Cranston!
MrCBM56 - 12/9/2013, 2:14 PM
OMG Godzilla looks [frick]ing awesome!! Can't wait!
AlexanderLykins - 12/9/2013, 2:26 PM
So this movie is essentially Godzilla vs. Quicksilver? Judging by Quicksilver's appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron I think we know who wins.
GodzillaKart - 12/9/2013, 2:26 PM
Can't wait for this! Everything he says and everything I've seen so far seem like it is going to be perfect!
ezio619 - 12/9/2013, 2:27 PM
DeadHubris - 12/9/2013, 2:30 PM
datNAMEtho - 12/9/2013, 2:32 PM
Aaron is hot

Elizabeth is hot

Bryan is great

Ken is great!

GODZILLA is muddafakking great!!!!

Cannot wait!
marvel72 - 12/9/2013, 2:35 PM
ah man,i can't f*ckin wait to see the trailer.
JGAR - 12/9/2013, 2:38 PM
iZinDiaN - 12/9/2013, 2:38 PM
It's Wal- Bryan!
ezio619 - 12/9/2013, 2:39 PM
i have not seen any godzilla movies,but for some reason i am so excited for this movie
FilmsFan - 12/9/2013, 2:42 PM
WB is gona OWN this week, with their summer trailes;

Monday: JUPITER ACCENDING, Tuesday: GODZILLA, Wednesday: EDGE OF TOMORROW & on Friday (with Hobbit2): INTERSTELLAR, of maybe early online or on next Monday; as we don't get to know when is online debut Nolan's any film!
I hope I'll see the first time with HOBBIT; God that gona be insane; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN & these 4 plus maybe X:Men DOFP or some others!
Hell yea to HOBBITSESS!!!!
NovaCorpsFan - 12/9/2013, 2:42 PM
Dem spikes...
ATrueHero1987 - 12/9/2013, 2:42 PM
EpitomeofAwesome - 12/9/2013, 2:43 PM
That last pic tho
TheOtherOne - 12/9/2013, 2:47 PM
I need help, anyone around here an expert in inter dimensional travel?
ATrueHero1987 - 12/9/2013, 3:02 PM
Makes me wanna watch Pacific Rim now.
AsianVersionOfET - 12/9/2013, 3:05 PM
@NegativeZoneGusto and PinkGusto, you bastards! There is only one true, pure Gusto...and he is...GUSTO! Bow to him and beg his forgiveness for your blasphemy!
JGAR - 12/9/2013, 3:07 PM
That is one big son of a BITCH!
supermarioworldE - 12/9/2013, 3:07 PM
So awesome to see Hal again and not Heisenberg.
MexicanSexyman - 12/9/2013, 3:15 PM
@ATrueHero1987, I just finished watching that film again. Still epic as the first time I saw the film in theaters.
Cartoon22 - 12/9/2013, 3:21 PM
looks good ! i will def check out
1ncredibleJ0C - 12/9/2013, 3:26 PM
Gnyah123 - 12/9/2013, 3:27 PM
i really hope this movie lives up to the hype and buzz its been getting
because the buzz and hype its been getting is AMAZING
and THATS A GOOD thing....i just hope when 2014 comes n this movie comes out we will be disappointed...i hope im wrong
from what the director looks like he knows what hes doing...including other monsters in it as well...thats amazing...

trailer tomorrow at 10AM
i know a lot of yall are going to be bitching IF and WHEN they dont show godzilla in the trailer tomorrow lol
we really wont see godzilla till like the second trailer..
Gnyah123 - 12/9/2013, 3:33 PM
i wish and i kind of hope this movie is 3 hours long...
i feel like it needs to be just for the fact its godzilla damn it...
IF the king kong remake with jack black is 3 hours + minutes long
why cant godzilla be...? he deserves to be 3 hours long
i know im not the only one who feels this way lol

im glad he is going to be causing a lot of damage...that comic con trailer showed A LOT of ppl dead on the train shot...

but of course people are going to be bitching and say TOO MUCH DESTRUCTION like they did for MAN OF STEEL
well this is a damn monster of course there is going to be destruction ....a lot more than man of steel
Nubase - 12/9/2013, 3:34 PM
This could be the most true epic monster movie done so far and it looks like the visuals is going to be really grimm, dark and grimey looking which means we really have to focus when watching it.
jlabatman - 12/9/2013, 3:36 PM
Godzilla is looking to triple the amount of damage done to a city than Superman did to Metropolis! It's about time they brought the real Godzilla back!
TheSuperguy - 12/9/2013, 3:41 PM
The awesomeness!!
JGAR - 12/9/2013, 4:14 PM
So Bryan Cranston is now working with another Aaron XD
beane2099 - 12/9/2013, 4:22 PM
That visor shot of Godzilla alone looks better than the 1998 model. I like the direction they're going with this.
MiracleMe - 12/9/2013, 4:27 PM
Mucho Gusto! Hahaha
ahhmynuts - 12/9/2013, 4:39 PM
reading that 9/11 quote gave me goosebumps. cant wait for this movie!!
MegatronLP9 - 12/9/2013, 5:23 PM
As I watched the 4th teaser that explosion some how gave me such a big chill down my spine that I screamed like a girl. CANT WAIT BUT FREAKING OUT!!
xXkryptoniteXx - 12/9/2013, 5:40 PM
Yeah Godzilla!!!! I can't wait for this movie!

Sorry but Superman is a much bigger icon than Godzilla but Godizilla is pretty high as well, just not as much.
Jobin - 12/9/2013, 5:49 PM
Jeees he is HUUUGE!
thewolfx - 12/9/2013, 6:52 PM
Godzilla is [frick]in back .. all hail the king of monsters
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