Toho has announced that the first full trailer for Godzilla Minus One will be released online tomorrow, and in anticipation, we have a new teaser with a timer counting down to the legendary King of the Monsters' imminent return.
There's no actual footage of Big G himself, unfortunately, but some recently released promo art (see below) gave us a pretty good idea of what to expect from this latest incarnation of the iconic Kaiju.
Very few liberties have been taken with this new big-screen version of the atomic monster, with a look directly inspired by the character's debut in 1954's Gojira.
Though there have obviously been a few alterations (the oversized fins, for example), we can't imagine too many long-time fans having an issue with this interpretation of the gargantuan creature.
We also have a new banner for the movie, revealing Godzilla's size in relation to us puny humans.
This will be Toho's first Godzilla movie since 2016's Shin Godzilla. Information beyond the title is sparse, but we do know that Takashi Yamazaki - the filmmaker who worked on visual effects for Shin Godzilla - will direct the film.
Yamazaki recently outlined his original pitch for the project, while explaining that unusual title.
"Postwar Japan has lost everything. The film depicts an existence that gives unprecedented despair. The title Godzilla Minus One was created with this in mind. In order to depict this, the staff and I have worked together to create a setting where Godzilla looks as if "fear" itself is walking toward us, and where despair is piled on top of despair. I think this is the culmination of all the films I have made to date, and one that deserves to be "experienced" rather than "watched" in the theater. I hope you will experience the most terrifying Godzilla in the best possible environment."
Specific plot details are also still under wraps, but a (very) brief synopsis tells is that Godzilla: Minus One "sees an already devastated postwar Japan facing a new threat in the form of Godzilla."
The movie is set to debut in Japan on November 3, 2023 and in theaters in the US nationwide on December 1, 2023.