Godzilla is the longest running franchise in film history, and earlier this year Netflix debuted a new anime incarnation of the King of Monsters himself with Godzilla: Monster Planet. The first ever animated film in the franchise, it’s also the 32nd entry in the series! The first in a trilogy of new animated Godzilla movies, the 88-minute extravaganza tells the story of a near future Earth devastated by huge monsters, leading to an alien invasion and humans attempting to make a new home on the–actually real!– planet Tau Ceti e. 20 years later a ragtag group of human survivors attempt to return to Earth, finding it now ruled by Godzilla himself! With state-of-the-art animation and a gripping take on Godzilla lore, Godzilla: Monster Planet is a fantastic addition to the franchise. Fans have been eagerly waiting on news of the next entry, and today the official Godzilla anime website has teased some really cool concept art!
*Spoiler Alert* At the end of the first movie, we see that Godzilla has had cute/terrifying babies, and that the titular monster has actually grown in size and is looking very, very intimidating! This new concept art image shows Godzilla towering above the clouds and showcasing his super cool electromagnetic pulse that was revealed in Godzilla: Monster Planet. The site also revealed the title of the second film, which will be Godzilla: Kessen Kidō Zōshoku Toshi (Godzilla: The City Mechanized for the Final Battle). It’ll be unleashed on Japanese fans on May 18! The team also announced that fan favorite Mechagodzilla will make an appearance!
We loved Godzilla: Monster Planet and can’t wait for the next installment! Are you excited for this whole new vision for Godzilla? Going to be heading straight to Netflix to check it out? Let us know in the comments!
Images: Toho, Netflix
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