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Gareth Edwards Talks Godzilla (2014) Easter Eggs & Toho Monsters

Posted By: Staff
Sun, 03/16/2014 - 16:39


Gareth Edwards has been making the rounds for Godzilla, and in his latest interview teases an Easter Egg or two as well as mentions the Toho monsters vs. creating their own original creatures for the movie.

It's possible fans might see the blue fins Godzilla is known for when using his Atomic Breath. While Edwards doesn't exactly confirm the blue fins, he says fans should be happy by what they see.

"Things like the blue fins?" Edwards responds when asked if there are aspects of the older designs in his new movie. "I kind of want to leave a lot of surprises still in the film. I assume the people that visit your website will be happy with some of the choices we made."

Regarding Godzilla being the only Toho monster in the movie, wonders if any of the classic enemies were contenders at one time.

"When I joined the project it was already decided we were going to invent a unique creature that he would be up against. But that said, we kind of stole... one of them - I can't really say too much because this isn't out there yet - they are definitely inspired by and have a lot of affection by the whole range of Toho creatures. We've put the phone calls through to Mothra's agent - see if they are available for the sequel. You've got Godzilla. There are reasons why he is so successful, and you want to keep all those aspects, but then you want a bit of freedom to invent something else. So we wanted to come up with our own creatures for this one."

"Godzilla" opens May 16, 2014 in 3D starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. The screenplay is by Max Borenstein and Dave Callaham.


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.