Godzilla is having one of the best birthdays ever this year, and a cool new short film has brought the famous kaiju one of its toughest opponents yet! Godzilla first made its original debut in theaters across Japan back in 1954, and each yeah Toho decides to commemorate the occasion with special features and more. This year in particular was special as Toho not only announced that they are working on their next major Godzilla feature film in several years, but fans of the giant monster have gotten a special other kind of film that takes its powers to a whole new level.
As part of the Godzilla Fest 2022 event in Japan, director Takuya Uenishi screened a special 3DCG short film titled Godzilla vs. Gigan Rex. A special sequel to a short film released back in 2019 dubbed “G vs. G,” this new film sees a powered up version of the famous Titan taking on a much more powerful version of Gigan dubbed “Gigan Rex” along with a huge army of other smaller ones. It’s a cool new look for the Kaiju, and you can check it out in action (with English subtitles) below:
What to Expect From Godzilla’s Future
Godzilla vs. Gigan Rex is a cool 3DCG short that’s over six minutes long, and Toho teases the story of the Takuya Uenishi directed short as such, “The hordes of Gigans that appeared in the previous movie attacked the earth again. In addition, a red-colored Gigan called “Gigan Rex”, that rules the other Gigans has just appeared. Will Godzilla be able to defeat the Gigan Rex, which boasts of its outstanding fighting ability?”
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Godzilla’s future is going to be quite busy as not only does Toho currently have a new movie project in the works for a scheduled release late next year, but Legendary’s MonsterVerse version of the Titan will be continuing with new entries as well. Not only will that include a new TV series streaming with AppleTV+, but a new sequel now in the works for Godzilla vs. Kong as well.
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