We already knew that it was going to be tough as hell to take down Godzilla when he stomps into movie theaters this May. After all, you don’t earn a keen nickname like King of the Monsters for being a pushover. But according to this newest TV spot, he can’t be stopped. Well if that’s true, humanity is in a rather tough spot, but it doesn’t make this clip any less fantastic. There’s also a collection of “classified” photos, just as an added bonus.
This video from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures may be short, but there is enough new footage that it is certainly worth your while to take a look. That bit with the flaming train at the very beginning is one hell of an attention grabber, let alone once the monster smashed though the train trestle.
We still haven’t seen that full, clear image of Godzilla himself, but we’re getting pretty close to the money shot. To be honest, I’m not too terribly worried about seeing the monster before we sit our butts down in the theater, I’m of the school where I still enjoy not knowing what I’m walking into when I buy a movie ticket. That said, we do get a decent shot of him screaming in the darkness—like a really, really angry teen—that should satisfy you for the time being.
Though a quick little teaser like this is a pretty good time, that’s not all the Godzilla you’re going to get today, oh no. The studio has updated the viral website for the film, www.mutoresearch.net, with a group of new photographs that have been “declassified.”
These images pose as surveillance photos, mostly of Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and while they don’t tell you much of the action, it makes it clear that there are covert forces at work in Godzilla. We’ve already seen a few of these photos before, and now that more in a similar vein have been unveiled, you can bet we’ll be seeing a gradual trickle of these until the film finally makes its way into theaters.
You also get to check in with Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, and Blue Jasmine actress Sally Hawkins, which illustrates just how wide a net is being cast behind the scenes and in the shadows. We don’t know a whole lot about the actual mechanics of the plot just yet, but we’ve seen Bryan Cranston running around in the enough trailers and clips, screaming about the government keeping secrets to know that the public is not being given the whole truth, or even anything close.
We do know that the film has been described as, “an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.” That sounds like one hell of a way to spend a couple of hours to us.
The Gareth Edwards-directed Godzilla opens everywhere on May 16.