Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register Now to see X-MEN First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
See An X-Men: Days Of Future Past Sting on Amazing Spider-Man 2
Wait, what?
Big New X-Men Days Of Future Past Trailer Lands
'This is gonna be fun...'
New Trailer For Third Person
Run! Liam Neeson is back in Paris
Anna Paquin Will Appear In X-Men: Days Of Future Past
Rogue returns
Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly Want To Be Border Guards
And Adam McKay will direct
Star Trek Writers To Reboot Flash Gordon
Gordon's alive!
More Movie News

Comic-Con: Godzilla Poster Stomps Online
Gareth Edwards will unleash the beast

15 July 2012  |  Written by James White  

submit to reddit

If you follow Empire on Twitter, you’ll already know that we spent part of the day in Hall H at Comic-Con at the Warner Bros. panel where Peter Jackson unveiled some new Hobbit footage, Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell laughed it up with The Campaign, Zach Snyder debuted a first look at Man Of Steel and Guillermo del Toro unveiled Pacific Rim, which features more giant robots fighting giant monsters action than you can shake a giant stick at. But there was one, unannounced surprise arrival: Gareth Edwards, bringing a teaser for Godzilla.

That teaser was stunning, starting off with a series of destroyed buildings in an empty, devastated city, with cars and wreckage everywhere. Then, in an incredibly bold move, Edwards shows his monster, panning up its scaly, spiny back as it turns to the camera and roars that classic Gojira roar.

That Edwards was even prepping a teaser was a huge revelation to all; that it would be so visually astounding an even bigger one. Edwards looked taken aback by the reaction to the trailer, which he's been working on for two years, and confessed that he was on the verge of tears. But his gambit worked: this has been the surprise hit of the Con, and there's no doubt that Godzilla is now high on people's most wanted lists.

Edwards may show the monster in the teaser, but the new poster that has hit the web does not. Still, it's worth a look.

It’s a very simple teaser image, with nothing more than a mention of Edwards and the Japanese letters for the beast’s name, but it’s definitely something to get fans excited. Edwards, of course, got the gig in January 2011 post-Monsters and has, since then, been working hard on bringing Godzilla to life. It’s been through a couple of different writers, but these new announcements have us hopeful that Warners and Legendary have a lot of confidence in the team bringing it to life.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Olly Moss' New Dark Knight Rises Poster
Batman goes minimal
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks

Your Comments

Have People Forgotten How Bad "Monsters" Was?
Gareth Edwards...Gareth Edwards...after watching Monsters (biggest waste of time ever), that name to me has become synonymous with "pretentious", "boring" and "talentless" - was I too harsh with my comment there? I hope so. More

Posted by kurum at 23:26 on 16 July 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Ten Things To Know About The Spooks Movie
Under the hood of The Greater Good

Who’s In Spider-Man’s Sinister Six?
A bluffer’s guide to the planned spin-off from the Amazing Spider-films

14 YouTube Videos Every Game Of Thrones Fan Should Have Watched By Now
From goats singing the theme tune to every death in under three minutes

Hollywood's Biggest Names On Their Favourite Films
Stars and directors like Nolan, Whedon, Wright and Ford on the films that inspire them

The Remake Report: Hollywood's Do-Overs Coming Our Way
The redoes, remakes, reboots, reworkings and reimaginings headed our way…

The Nebraska Playlist
Alexander Payne programmes a movie marathon for us

More Found Footage: Another 25 Trailers That Tease Missing Scenes
Further sequences that disappeared between promo and final cut

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)