Original GODZILLA Star Akira Takarada Will Appear in Gareth Edwards’ Reboot

     March 27, 2013


Filming is currently underway in Vancouver on director Gareth Edwards’ new take on Godzilla, and the production has been rather generous to the legions of curious fans thus far, giving fans peeks behind-the-scenes of the pic.  Edwards previously shared a video greeting from the first day of filming a couple of weeks ago, and now Legendary Pictures has released a new set photo that reveals that OG star Akira Takarada will make an appearance in the upcoming redo.  Takarada was the lead in Ishiro Honda’s 1954 original film Godzilla, which spawned countless sequels, offshoots, spinoffs, and remakes.  It’s unknown how big of a role Takrada will have in Legendary/Warner Bros.’ new film, but it’s certainly neat to see Edwards paying tribute to the original Godzilla.

Hit the jump to check out the set photo featuring Takarada and Edwards.  The film stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth OlsenJuliette BinocheDavid Strathairn,  Bryan Crantson and Ken WatanabeGodzilla opens in 3D on May 16, 2014.

Via Legendary’s Twitter.


And here’s a still of Takarada in the original Godzilla:


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