A new clip from Godzilla: Minus One gives a glimpse of Godzilla’s monstrous atomic breath. The film is set to release in the US on December 1.
Godzilla: Minus One has already been released in Japan and received positive reviews from critics. The film is the 33rd Godzilla movie and focuses on the monster’s origins.
The origin story is one of the most awaited films of the year and is being promoted as the best kaiju movie since the original was released in 1954.
Ahead of its release, Kaiju News Outlet posted a new clip from Godzilla: Minus One on X (formerly Twitter). The clip gives fans in the US their first glimpse of Godzilla’s infamous atomic breath. Watch it here:
The clip shows Godzilla unleashing his atomic breath with full force on a coaster city in Japan. The glimpse promises that Godzilla is returning in a much more dangerous avatar this time and contributes to the buzz of the film.
Godzilla: Minus One is slated to be very different from the usual Monsterverse films featuring Godzilla because it offers an alternate version of the titular monster.
Toho’s latest project will introduce audiences in the US to a much more violent version of the monster. As such, the film will feature the monster like it was originally designed to be.
Godzilla was originally designed to be a symbolic representation of the atomic destruction in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in post-World War 2 Japan. The original monster was not like the benevolent, friendly ally to humans as he is depicted today.
Director Takashi Yamazaki has taken inspiration from the original 1954 Godzilla movie, setting his film in post-war Japan and depicting the King of Monsters as a more ferocious and dangerous creature. Godzilla’s atomic breath, as seen in the new clip, is not just a testament to his enormous power but a metaphorical representation of the destruction that Japanese people had to face at the end of World War II.
About Godzilla Minus One
Godzilla Minus One (ゴジラ-1.0マイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) is an upcoming Japanese kaiju film directed and written by Takashi Yamazaki. Co-produced by Robot Communications and Toho Studios, it is the 37th film in the Godzilla franchise, the 33rd Godzilla film produced by Toho, the fifth film in the franchise’s Reiwa era and the second live-action film thereof.
The film is scheduled to receive a theatrical release in Japan on November 3, 2023, in celebration of the franchise’s 70th anniversary in 2024, and December 1 in the United States.