Earlier this month in Beijing, a Chinese movie company announced an upcoming feature film called Dragon Force: So Long Ultraman. The CG movie stars robots, a dragon, and Japan’s most famous hero, Ultraman. Make that, a rip-off version of the superhero.
Anime feature film Godzilla: Kaiju Wakusei (Godzilla: Monster Planet) is slated for a November release in Japan and internationally on Netflix after that. Here is the flick’s debut trailer.
You’ve seen Godzilla. You’ve seen Kong: Skull Island. Godzilla is coming back next year for sequel King of the Monsters, and then, finally, the two will fight. Now, a director for that epic clash has been chosen.
The first animated entry into the Japanese Godzilla canon is going buck wild, it seems. We already had hints that it wasn’t just going to be your standard kaiju movie thanks to the out-of-this-world concept art, but a newly revealed synopsis teases just how out there the movie is going to get.
Some very fun cameos are confirmed for the Power Rangers movie. Get new details on a creepy scene with David the android in Alien: Covenant. Plus, tons of new pictures from The Walking Dead, and new footage from DuckTales, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and the impending return of iZombie. To me, my Spoilers!
It’s hard to believe that the undisputed King of Kaiju has yet to actually get his own animated movie in Japan. That’s changing at last with the arrival of Polygon Pictures’ Godzilla film later this year, but there’s more good news: it’ll be easy to see outside of Japan when it airs, too.
If you see Kong: Skull Island this weekend (and you should), stay through the credits. There’s a sweet tease for the next film in this universe, Godzilla: King of the Monsters. And now, work has started on the film coming after that one—the biggest daddy of them all.
Kong: Skull Island is out March 10, the latest showcase for one of cinema’s oldest and most reliable icons. Everyone knows about the 1933 original film, and the 2005 remake isn’t too distant of a memory. But what else has Hollywood’s hairiest superstar spent the last 84 years doing? We take a look back.
If you’ve always wanted to witness a Godzilla attack from the ground level—but without, of course, the 99 percent probability that you would die during it—Universal Studios in Japan has the answer.
They are Godzilla: King of Monsters and Pacific Rim: Uprising, respectively. But while Pacific Rim: I Bet They’ll Change This Again’s new title is a bit boring, there’s some delightful backstory to Godzilla 2's.
Gareth Edwards talks about the state of the Jedi in Rogue One and leaving Godzilla 2. There are new details about Conor McGregor’s potential role in Game of Thrones. Disney sets a release window for its Ducktales reboot. Plus, new posters for Resident Evil and Lego Batman, and some short, sharp new looks at Legion.…
Godzilla isn’t just a Kaiju that’s the king of the monsters. Godzilla doesn’t just spend its time mindlessly destroying the world with its atomic breath in brain-numbing American remakes that no one should spend two hours watching. Or, fine, Godzilla is that in America. But in Japan, Godzilla represents so much more.
Being Luke Skywalker, the Joker, and the Trickster would probably suck if you didn’t love pop culture. Thankfully for Mark Hamill, pop culture has been a lifelong obsession for him, and one that he’s getting to explore on a brand new web series called Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest. io9 talked to Hamill about the…
Kong: Skull Island is just one piece of a larger puzzle in Legendary’s Monster Universe, and some new viral marketing hints that none other than John Goodman could play a larger role in the overall story. Unless he dies first.
Below the surface, the Godzilla films have always served as a commentary on everything from jingoism to the perils of nuclear weapons. But most of us only watch the movies the wanton destruction of entire cities, which is even more satisfying with the advent of modern computer-generated visual effects.
The best exploitation films try. Beyond slashing up coeds or destroying major metropolitan areas or engaging in some salacious torture porn, a good exploitation flick is earnestly trying to be more. The guys who made Addio Zio Tom (1971) were trying to confront America’s sustained systemic abuse of black bodies. The…
The glorious music. The Toho Scope branding. Funimation’s first “Western” trailer for Shin Godzilla really wants to lean into the big G’s classic Japanese filmography.
The newest Godzilla epic, Shin Godzilla, has already been out in Japan for over a month, but it’s coming to the states for a weeklong limited release in October.
Artist Anthony Petrie thinks the pop culture art scene has gotten a little stale. So many rehashes of the same ideas, same properties, with the same old techniques. This is art! Do something different! Be bold! And with his upcoming solo show—and a little help from the Predator—he’s doing just that.
In the wake of Shin Godzilla’s arrival in Japan, there’s been swirling rumors of a new Godzilla anime on the horizon—which would, surprisingly, be the King of Kaiju’s first ever anime series. Now they’ve been validated, although it’s not quite an anime series—instead a new animated Godzilla film is coming out next…