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Godzilla, TMNT, And More Unleash New Promo Posters

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Godzilla PosterSo far 2013 has been, and looks to continue to be, a damn strong year for science fiction. Two of the most exciting, Elysium and Pacific Rim, are still to come. It also appears that this trend will continue well into 2014 and beyond. The Licensing Expo is going down right now in Las Vegas, and all the big players are there, looking to cross promote their upcoming projects and squeeze out every last marketing buck. We also have a first look at a number of promotional posters for a ton of movies for you to get pumped about.

The gallery includes movies like Godzilla, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cosmos, Jurassic Park IV, Transformers 4, Divergent, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and the 30th Anniversary of Ghostbusters. There are also a ton of other non-sci-fi films represented, but why would you want to see any of those? (Kidding, we also love movies that have nothing to do with science fiction.)

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Godzilla: Now With More Monsters?

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origina GodzillaWe’ve still got 11 months to wait before the new Godzilla movie. Whatever we will do to pass the time? We can watch all 28 Godzilla movies. We can rampage across major cities. Or we can daydream about all the awesome Godzilla merchandise we’ll be able to buy in tribute to our favorite giant radioactive lizard.

Warner Bros. made waves (radioactive waves?) this week at the 2013 Licensing Expo. In addition to the usual T-shirts, statues, and novelties, the President of Consumer Products at WB promises all kinds of awesome stuff, including costumes and action figures of super heroes, wizards, Godzilla, and an “unlikely hero.” Hmm…could it be the wizard? Or maybe Commander Adama?

The anticipation about this movie is causing excited fans to scour descriptions of merchandise to glean plot spoilers. Here’s the line that’s got people talking: “Featuring spectacular creatures, thrilling action, epic battles and a legendary monster, ‘Godzilla’ provides the backbone for a monstrous merchandise offering for fans of all ages and enables compelling cross-category opportunities across mass and specialty retailers.”

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Godzilla Set Comes Complete With A Portable Smoke Machine

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Up in Vancouver BC, they’re hard at work on the latest incarnation of everyone’s favorite giant, radioactive lizard, Godzilla. While we haven’t actually laid eyes on the metaphorical man himself, what we’ve seen so far indicates a heavy military presence. Which makes a certain amount of sense. The world doesn’t yet have the giant ass-kicking robot technology from Pacific Rim, so that leaves it up to the military to fend off any massive reptile threats we may encounter as a species.

This latest behind-the-scenes video from the set reinforces what we already knew. It’s mostly just guys in camouflage with M-16s piling out of transport vehicles, yelling, and running towards some sort of unseen threat. Given the circumstances, you can be forgiven for thinking they’re yelling at Godzilla as he stomps through a tall building. That would make us scream, or at least make some terror-related noise. It’s likely there would be some pants wetting involved as well.

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Gareth Edwards Updates Fans On The Progress Of Godzilla

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The good people at Legendary Pictures are making it really easy for fans to connect with their favorite movie productions. Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull seems to be encouraging Godzilla fans to take advantage of social media to become more enthusiastic about the new film. A few weeks ago, director Gareth Edwards uploaded a brief video to YouTube to commemorate the first shot of principal photography on the new Godzilla reboot. Since then, Edwards has been releasing a few behind-the-scenes images from the production’s Vancouver, Canada location.

The video above is no different; Gareth Edwards updates Godzilla fans on the film’s progress and reminds them that the new film will be released in theaters in exactly one year. The video also says that this was the first day of shooting with actress Elisabeth Olsen. The 24-year-old performer is part of a world-class cast mostly made up of popular indie and foreign film actors, including Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston, and Sally Hawkins, with original Godzilla actor Akira Takarada putting in a special cameo appearance.

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Godzilla Behind-The-Scenes Image Showcases Path Of Destruction

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path of destructionDirector Gareth Edwards is embracing social media to build excitement and anticipation for the new Godzilla reboot movie. Although the film has only been in production for a little more than a month now, there have been a good number of pictures and videos coming from the film’s Vancouver, Canada filming locations. The above image was posted on Legendary Pictures’ official Facebook page, with a caption that reads “Path of destruction.” It gives us a taste of the damage we will see when Godzilla arrives in 2014.

On the first day of production back in March, director Gareth Edwards released a brief YouTube video from the Vancouver International Airport to commemorate the first shot of the new film. Ever since, there has been a steady stream of leaked images and video from Godzilla popping up through various forms of social media. Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull seems to be encouraging Godzilla fans to take advantage of social media to become more enthusiastic about the new film.

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Legendary Pictures CEO Talks Godzilla And Pacific Rim

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Pacific RimPacific Rim and Godzilla could be two of the biggest releases of 2013 and 2014, respectively. In fact, if Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro had his druthers, the sea monsters and giant robots of his movie might cross paths with the big green Japanese lizard himself in a crossover movie. As it stands, both movies only share the same movie studio (Warner Bros.) and production company (Legendary Pictures).

In an interview with Collider, Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull talks about the two monster movies, and how Godzilla’s production is changing a movie’s relationship with its fans, while feeding into their enthusiasm. Here’s Tull:

We want to make sure that we’re connecting with our fan base. We want to make sure that you’re appropriately surprised and have something to look forward to when you go to see the movie… We want to connect, and in a world of social media and the outlets we have, we want to come up with all kinds of ways to have fans share the excitement and the experience as it builds towards launch.

With the recent bombardment of leaked location images and videos from Godzilla, some of which were provided by the film’s director, Gareth Edwards, it’s good to see that the Legendary people aren’t afraid to give fans a peek at their latest film before it stomps into theaters next year.