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Godzilla Can’t Be Stopped In Latest TV Spot And Viral Images

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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.

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Godzilla Demands You Know About This Poster And Viral Site Photos

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With Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla a mere month-and-a-damned-half away from turning my mind to glorious mush, I’m willing to allow the film access to my life in any way possible, down to purchasing Godzilla mouthwash. (It sets itself on fire as you gargle.) Legendary and Warner Bros. are pushing the promotional campaign into high gear now, and their latest poster, seen above, is surprisingly effective as the exact opposite of anything you’d expect from a Godzilla poster.

Of course, it’s basically an advertisement for the social media-friendly “#DemandToKnow” tag, but it’s still a novel and artsy approach in how un-Hollywood it is. I’m almost certain that the font Godzilla is written in on the monster’s back gave some studio exec night sweats for a week. But this is an image that earns its place on a poster. And I’m also wondering if the hashtag business goes towards any predetermined goal, as in “If we get 25,000 retweets, we’ll release another trailer.” Note the way they word the following.

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Ghostbusters, Mr. Hyde, Godzilla, And More Glow In The Dark For Fantastic Gallery Exhibit

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slimer ghostbustersI spend roughly 24 hours of every day wishing that I had unlimited funds to spend on whatever I want, and rarely does that feeling get more intense than when I start looking at photo galleries of pop culture-related art. The Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY is currently featuring one of the sweetest exhibits I’ve ever seen with “When the Lights Go Out 2,” which started on March 22 and runs through April 9. While it won’t actually add to your enjoyment to turn out the lights while you look at these on a computer or phone, it might make you feel more like a part of the exhibit itself.

Not only do these pieces in this collection depict a wide range of amazing work dedicated to film and TV, but they all glow in the dark. Some use this to great effect and change the image completely. I don’t think I have to tell you what glows in the picture above, titled “He’s an Ugly Lil’ Spud” from artist Mark Lone. For such a dumb ghost, Slimer sure is…bright.

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Godzilla: Awakening Graphic Novel Tie-In Burns You With Its Front Cover

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godzilla awakening coverWhile the exciting IDW series Godzilla: Rulers of the Earth is releasing its tenth issue this week, our eyes are turned to another illustrated version of the biggest baddie of them all. As with most of their recent blockbusters, Legendary and Warner Bros. are releasing a graphic novel tie-in to accompany Gareth Edwards’ rabidly anticipated Godzilla, which is somehow still two months away. And now we know a few details about it and what the cover looks like, as drawn by artist Arthur Adams. It’s no surprise that the entire thing is taken up by the King of the Monsters and a bunch of fire and smoke. This guy’s definitely got a gimmick.

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Pacific Rim Sequel Still A Very Real Possibility

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pacific rimThough it’s totally awesome and one of my favorite movies of 2013, Guillermo Del Toro’s mechs versus monsters adventure Pacific Rim didn’t connect with American audiences like the studio hoped. Thus, the prospects of a sequel seemed dim at best. Still, the movie did manage to rake in $411 million dollars world wide and received generally favorable reviews from critics. With all of the Godzilla on the horizon, people still seem hungry for giant monsters—Machinima just launched their creature-centric web series Enormous—so with all of these plusses, a sequel is apparently a very real possibility.

Shock Til You Drop recently caught up with Legendary Pictures head Thomas Tull and the topic of Pacific Rim 2 was definitely broached. Here’s what the executive had to say on the matter:

I was literally just with Guillermo on the set of Crimson Peak…We talk about it and have some pretty great ideas. If they come to fruition and we get a great script, then we’re open to it. Fans seem pretty passionate about it and working with Guillermo. So, we’re open to it.

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Godzilla Has Some Serious Junk In His Trunk In This Latest Poster

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GodzillaBy the time Gareth EdwardsGodzilla reboot finally stomps into theaters we’ll all have been reduced to jibbering little fanboys who can barely form a coherent sentence (not that we’re far away from that now). We keep waiting for a false step, to see something that makes us temper our enthusiasm, but, so far, that hasn’t come. That international trailer that came out yesterday may be even better than the last official trailer, which itself was pretty fantastic, and a new poster brings out the stoned teenager that lurks inside us all.

There’s no way around it, this is Godzilla’s butt, and that’s funny because butts are funny. (I know, I know, I’m supposed to be a grown up.) And boy does he have a lot of junk in his trunk. It’s like he’s just sitting on like half of a city, crushing buildings beneath the sheer enormity of his ass. You can barely even imagine the destruction of him stomping through town. The prospect of a monster this size, and mayhem on this epic a scale, is enough to make you start giggling and planning to camp out for the first showing at midnight.