The original Godzilla franchise producers, Toho, continue to bring their version of the adored monster movie classic to the big screen even while Warner Bros.
Discovery’s Monsterverse continuity is still running strong. The eagerly awaited Godzilla Minus One will situate the titular nuclear wizard in a brand-new era, making it their most ambitious film ever.
The original Godzilla, which was first released in 1954, is much more than a simple monster movie. It is a masterful, well-aged essay about a nuclear conflict that yet looks and feels fresh today.
It’s understandable why the movie sparked a large number of sequels and spin-offs, and even helped establish a rather early instance of a cinematic universe by bringing together characters like Mothra, Rodan, and even the iconic big monster of the United States, King Kong.
Godzilla battles a wide variety of enemies in the numerous sequels, including aliens, dragons, aliens that are also dragons, and many more. The quality of these continuations also varies greatly, with some of them providing epic amusement and others being hilariously bad.
It’s also no secret that, despite not always being created by Toho, the Godzilla franchise has enjoyed considerable popularity in Western markets.
After the failure that was Godzilla 1998, an adaptation so shoddy that series devotees pretend it never existed, it at least eventually found success.
The American remake of Godzilla from 2014 was far better, and it has already spawned a number of sequels and spin-offs, including Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Godzilla vs. Kong, and the soon-to-be-released Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.
Toho continues to produce their own separate Godzilla films, albeit considerably less frequently than they formerly did, even while the Monsterverse continues to produce excellent results.
A fantastic illustration of it was the 2016 film Shin Godzilla, which brought the Godzilla character back to his origins in horror with a more scary and wicked version of the monster.
Even though Godzilla Minus One isn’t a continuation of Shin Godzilla, it nonetheless seems to have a darker, more somber tone. Here is everything we currently know about Godzilla Minus One. To learn more about the next Godzilla revival, its cast, trailer, release date, and more, click here.
When Will ‘Godzilla Minus One’ Be Released?
‘Godzilla Minus One’ Banner Image via Toho Co. Ltd.
Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a fearsome 500-foot-tall reptile, so Godzilla Minus One will make its world premiere in theaters everywhere just in time for the holidays.
As anticipated, the movie will premiere on Friday, November 3, 2023, in its native Japan, which will be the first region to receive it.
Where is ‘Godzilla Minus One’ Available to Watch?
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The largest screen you can find is the ideal place to watch a massive spectacular movie like a Godzilla movie. When Godzilla Minus One makes its formal debut in theaters this holiday season, that will be the only way to watch it.
There is currently no information available regarding Toho’s plans for a streaming platform release. Shin Godzilla, the most recent live-action Godzilla film by Toho, is not yet available for streaming.
On Max, however, you may currently stream the most recent Monsterverse movies as well as a few of the franchise’s older movies, like the original 1954 version. Possibly Godzilla Minus One will visit Max if there is enough demand.
Is ‘Godzilla Minus One’ in a Trailer?
On July 11, 2023, Toho released the first teaser trailer for Godzilla Minus One, which has now received over a million views.
It appears to be a traditional Godzilla tale that portrays its namesake as a real animalistic creature as opposed to a kind protector as in more modern interpretations.
Who Is ‘Godzilla Minus One’ Being Made By?
‘Godzilla Minus One’ logo, courtesy of Toho
Takashi Yamazaki is a promising new storyteller for the Godzilla franchise.
The unjustly underappreciated Lupin III: The First is a prime example of how the accomplished filmmaker has already demonstrated a talent for giving fresh life to established brands.