Extended Godzilla Trailer Hits The Web

Raze the red lanterns

If you’re among those eagerly awaiting the return of Godzilla to our screens via the filmmaking hand of Gareth Edwards, chances are you’ve already seen the trailer. But now Warners has put an extended version online for your viewing use.

This expanded version of the promo, which had audiences applauding at CinemaCon a couple of weeks ago, ramps up the emotional beats while also allowing for a few more shots of the big guy doing his destructive thing.

Once again we kick off in flashback, with physicist Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) facing a horrific situation that impacts his family. The authorities attempt to spin it as a natural disaster, but Brody suspects the truth and is trying to warn the world before we all get sent – in his words – back to the stone age.

Of course, few people listen and then the roaring, the stomping, the screaming and the running start. We’ll also meet Joe’ s soldier son Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), his wife (Elizabeth Olsen) and their son (Carson Bolde), plus a variety of other characters impacted by the big G including Ken Watanabe’s scientist and Davis Strathairn’s military leader.

With Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, Victor Rasuk and Akira Takarada among the cast, Godzilla will menace our cinemas on May 16. For expert insight into the new film from Gareth Edwards, check out our exclusive trailer breakdown. Gamera, meanwhile, has just realised he missed Mother’s Day and is scrambling to arrange flowers and/or time travel so he can get back in his mum’s good graces.