Born off the coast of Japan in the aftermath of a nuclear explosion, the lizard-king Godzilla returns to theaters in 2014. Directed by avowed kaiju mega-fan Garth Edwards (Monster) with a final script by Frank Darabont, this new film coming on May 16 looks to crush earlier renditions of Godzilla and leave Godzilla-sized footprint for a new generation.
In this new Godzilla, the monster known in Japan as Gojira will be fighting against test-tube monsters, dubbed Mutos, created in a secret government lab that threaten to take over the world. Godzilla’s cast is a veritable goldmine of acting talent, with Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston and Kick-Ass star (and future Avenger) Aaron Taylor-Johnson leading an ensemble which includes Ken Watanabe, Juliette Bionche, Elizabeth Olsen (also a future Avenger), and a staple of the Godzilla franchise, Akira Takarada.
Edwards’ Godzilla is coming out on the 60th Anniversary of the titular lizard’s birth.