A new IMAX poster and Japanese trailer have been released for Godzilla, and the trailer doesn’t tell us much. It’s kind of cool that the studios have managed to keep the plot under wraps for this long. If you’re not going to fully reveal the monster, why reveal any unnecessary details about the plot? It’s Godzilla. Godzilla fights other monsters. Humanity tries not to die. Roll credits. As for these new pieces of marketing, the film gets another great poster (I’d be disappointed if the IMAX poster for Godzilla was weak) and the Japanese trailer has some bits of new footage. However, I was surprised to learn that the movie doesn’t open in Japan until July 25th. Why do they get it months after we do? Japan is Godzilla’s home!
Hit the jump to check out the Godzilla IMAX poster and Japanese trailer. Click here for our recap of the WonderCon panel, and click here for Steve’s interview with director Gareth Edwards. The film opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on May 16th, and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Juliette Binoche, and David Strathairn.
Via Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.
Here’s the official synopsis for Godzilla:
In Summer 2014, the world’s most revered monster is reborn as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures unleash the epic action adventure “Godzilla.” From visionary new director Gareth Edwards (“Monsters”) comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless.
Gareth Edwards directs “Godzilla,” which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Kick-Ass”), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai,” “Inception”), Elizabeth Olsen (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient,” “Cosmopolis”), and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), with Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (“Good Night, and Good Luck.,” “The Bourne Legacy”) and Bryan Cranston (“Argo,” TV’s “Breaking Bad”).