Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have done a pretty good job keeping the plot of Godzilla under wraps. Aside from the fact that director Gareth Edwards created the story based on the idea that the atomic blasts from 1954 weren’t tests, but an attempt to kill the monster, we don’t know a lot.
Today, we have photos of a new Godzilla toy that reveals the creature’s origins and mentions those same 1954 tests.
But be warned it may be considered minor spoilers.
“Possibly the last of an ancient species of giant amphibious creatures that evolved at a time when the surface of the Earth was over ten times more radioactive that it is today. Godzilla can convert his radiation stores into a violent, focused exhalation of atomic ray. Rarely seen, but spoken of in ancient Pacific Island myths, “Gojira” was last spotted in 1954, when the U.S. Navy encountered and attempted to kill him with an atomic blast in the Pacific Ocean. Since then, the giant creature has been living in the deep ocean – until a threat to his survival from an ancient foe forces him to reappear.”
Ancient foe, who would you like it to be?
“An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.”
Gareth Edwards is directing the film from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont and Dave Callaham.
The cast includes Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, C.J. Adams, and Gary Chalk.
Godzilla is expected to rampage into theaters on May 16th, 2014.