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The Godzilla reboot, for those keeping score at home, is a rock-solid two-for-two recently. The production teased the radioactive monster with a back-to-the-camera poster that showed Godzilla towering over a fiery San Francisco. And above, he graces the cover of Empire Magazine’s latest issue with this stylish new shot. Make THIS a poster, as well, Legendary and Warner Bros., and we’ll put them side-by-side on our bedroom walls.
Here’s the other poster, teased earlier.
Now that you look at them, the Empire one is a bit cooler. It shows off a few more specific details about the new Godzilla, even though there’s a "look" that he has to adhere to – for fear of potentially pissing off generations and generations of die-hard Godzilla fans. In Empire, Godzilla director Gareth Edwards says:
"Trying to get the face right was the main thing. I guess he's got more of a bear's face, or a dog's. We also used eagle. There's a lot of nobility in an eagle. It made him feel very majestic and noble."
It’s time, though, to start revealing the reason any of us will want to grab a ticket to Godzilla this summer… to SEE Godzilla! The initial trailer for Edwards’ pending blockbuster kept the A-list "star" in the shadows, until a slight reveal at the end of the clip, followed by the signature roar. Did you see it the first time out?
And if that isn’t enough, Legendary and Warner know that the sound of Godzilla’s roar literally is going to sell thousands of additional tickets, so they dropped it on YouTube:
And all of this is building to the newest trailer, which will arrive on Tuesday. We’re hoping that it has a lot more footage of Godzilla in action. Because that above trailer is a LOT of reaction shots from the human cast, including Aaron Taylor Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston. The cast, along, would get us in the theater. But if Godzilla causes chaos, so much the better.