"Godzilla," one of the longest continuously running movie franchises of all times, is returning to Japan after a 12-year-long hiatus. Its first release, way back in 1954, was produced by Toho, the original Japanese studio that created the franchise. Several movies have been brought out since then by the studio and Legendary Pictures, which produces the American counterparts, through a shared cinematic franchise.
According to Comic Book, the franchise is now returning after the success of Legendary Pictures' 2014 reboot encouraged the studio to revive the Japanese origins of the Kaiju monster. The upcoming "Godzilla: Resurgence" will come to Japan 12 years after "Godzilla: Final Wars" was produced by Toho in 2004.
The synopsis of the movie, as stated by Comic Book, reads:
"A cause unknown, an accident has occurred in the tunnels of the Tokyo Bay Aqua Line, causing an emergency cabinet meeting to convene. Immediately afterwards, a huge creature appears, destroying town after town with its landing reaching the capital. The mysterious giant organism named 'Godzilla.'"
Toho has not revealed many details of the movie as the studio is careful about protecting Godzilla's secret. It will be the first time the monster will appear in modern-day Japan.
The fans of the franchise would certainly look forward to the movie, and hope that it will be as successful as the 2014 American reboot "Godzilla." The movie starred Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen and grossed over $529 million worldwide, prompting Legendary Pictures to add more movies to the franchise. "Godzilla 2" is scheduled to be released on March 22, 2019 and "Godzilla vs. Kong" would be out in 2020.
"Godzilla: Resurgence" is scheduled to be released in Japan on July 29. As of now, the movie will not be released outside Japan.
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