There were some big surprises during the Warner Bros./Legendary panel at Comic-Con. After Guillermo del Toro took the stage to show footage from his new film, Pacific Rim, in Hall H, the studio unveiled something extra for the 6,000 people waiting inside to see exclusive footage for The Man of Steel and The Hobbit. Warner Bros. unleashed a top-secret teaser trailer and poster for their rumored Godzilla remake. Well, it’s not a rumor anymore; Godzilla will be making his way back to the big screen.
Before displaying the minimalist poster, the studio played the teaser trailer for the crowd. It revealed a city in ruins after what looks like a giant attack, with a voiceover of atomic pioneer Edward Teller saying, “Now I have become death, the destroyer of worlds.” At the center of it lurks the shadow of Godzilla’s humongous body and the audible sound of his iconic scream. The reports coming out of Hall H were extremely positive, and they played the teaser twice.
Afterwards, director Gareth Edwards took the stage to address the crowd. He assured the audience that this remake will be more realistic and grounded than other Godzilla films, namely Roland Emmerich’s 1998 version. He claims:
The idea is to see if this really happened, what would it be like. I’ve never worked this hard or been this heavily involved in something since I lost my virginity.
The Godzilla remake has been rumored for months, so it’s good to see Warner Bros. giving this project the greenlight. Director Gareth Edwards was an inspired choice to direct, having generated lots of buzz for his visually impressive first film, 2010’s Monsters. There is no word when production of Godzilla will begin, and it’s unclear when the film will be released. Stay tuned to GFR and we’ll share more as we learn it.