Japan Is Bringing Back The Original 'Godzilla'

Toho will release a new 'Godzilla' in 2016.

If you enjoyed the new "Godzilla," but thought it was missing a certain something…

…then you're in luck: Toho, the Japanese studio that first introduced the world to the King of the Monsters, is about to make its first "Godzilla" movie in over 10 years.

Variety reports that Toho will shoot their brand-new "Godzilla" in the summer of 2015 for release in 2016, inspired by the success of director Gareth Edwards' reboot of the classic monster franchise. Expect less Bryan Cranston-modeled gravitas…

...and much more of this:


A group of studio executives and filmmakers are coming together for what Toho calls the Godzilla Strategic Conference — or Gorzi-Con — with the intent of rebooting their "Godzilla" brand, with new movies included as part of the plan.

"The time has come for Japan to make a film that will not lose to Hollywood," says producer Taichi Ueda, who adds that Toho's new Godzilla "will represent Japan and be loved around the world" in time for 2020's Tokyo Olympics.

It's Toho's first "Godzilla" movie since 2004's "Godzilla: Final Wars," which received mixed reviews and poor returns at the box office. Now that he's springing back to life, Toho's Godzilla has a chance to reclaim his monstrous title, considering that Hollywood's next Edwards-directed "Godzilla" won't hit theaters until 2018.