Legendary Pictures and Warner Brothers brought that magnificent monster to San Diego Comic-Con to wreak havoc and generate excitement for his big 2014 film: that’s right, Bryan Cranston!
Seriously, though, Cranston was on-hand along with “Godzilla” director Gareth Edwards to talk about the making of the (second) American reboot of the storied giant monster franchise–and they even brought footage for the fans.
Edwards, saying his crew only wrapped shooting a couple of days ago, revealed the classic Godzilla look used in the new film. But that’s not all: since “Pacific Rim” has kind of set the new bar for kaiju destruction, “Godzilla” will also feature multiple monsters to challenge the radioactive beast.
The reboot is the second attempt at bringing the blockbuster monster to the U.S. after Sony’s not-great visual reinvention in the 90’s. That Matthew Broderick/Jean Reno vehicle saw “Godzilla” get an all-new look (and babies) as she stomped around New York, preventing Broderick from getting back together with his girlfriend.
Edwards joked during that panel that while crossing Canadian customs, a border agent begged him to not “f*ck it up.”
This is Edwards’ second foray with giant beasts that go smash, having directed the 2010 immigration allegory “Monsters.”
“Godzilla” will be in theaters May 16, 2014.