I would LOVE to see a sort of “new Kaijuverse” in the style of the Marvel Studios films, which, of course, was how the Toho films of the 60’s were more or less modeled (or rather retconned).
The trouble is that you’d have to establish each new kaiju film as a separate piece of filmmaking when compared to Godzilla, but still a part of the same universe.
For example, the Iron Man films are modern techno-action-comedies. Captain America flip-flops between period-piece war film and post-Cold-War spy thriller. The Thor movies are sci-fi-fantasy epics. Etc, etc.
A Rodan film would have to play with something different from Godzilla. It could air more towards sci-fi-tech-action by showing an anti-kaiju task force utilizing new weaponry against a flying monster that can break the sound barrier and destroy whole cities just by flying over them. Then you have these new super-sonic, super-armored jets go after it. Of course, you can’t JUST have Rodan. I don’t know if Anguirus is a good fit, but you can’t just do bugs like the Meganula again (since Godzilla is doing that already). Although, unlike Godzilla, who’s being built up as a kind of “enforcer,” a big guard dog, Rodan is a pure destructive force who is much more wild and unpredictable. I think a family of Rodans would be the best approach - something like a halfway point between the original Rodan and, to a lesser extent, Godzilla (1998). You have the threat of a population explosion of Rodans, and that’s the ticking clock where the drama of the film can come from.
I’d rather see Angy appear in a new Destroy All Monsters style film where MUTO (or whatever the anti-kaiju agency will be) has been collecting monsters to put on the island, and Anguirus is one of them. You can’t just have “Godzilla vs. X” anymore, unless it’s a heavy-hitter like Hedorah, Mothra, Ghidorah, etc.
I wish Keye Luke would narrate whole paragraphs of everything I do. Actually, I take that back.
"Searching, searching, searching…"
Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965).
Highlights from the Trendmasters Godzilla, King of the Monsters Pack-In Comic.
We need the page where Godzilla bludgeons Mecha-King Ghidorah to death with MechaGodzilla’s body.
Here is my submission to GOD-ZINE-LA!
My very first zine submission! I chose Fire Rodan as my opponent, even though Godzilla and him/her are friends and totally cool now. I know Fire Rodan is never really on fire, but it looks too cool to NOT be on fire, amiright? Medium is pastel with a little digital. Props to Hamish for putting this thing together! Glad I could be a part!
Now go Pre-Order it!
Pre-Order HERE: http://hamishsteele.bigcartel.com/product/god-zine-la
The artwork for this zine is making me INCREDIBLY excited. I’ve preordered mine already!
Jet Jaguar: The Movie... Move over, Citizen Kane.
I need this movie.
Well, I’ve been sketching a lot of Godzilla lately so I thought I’d simply dump a bunch of them here. Expect to see more of these at a later date.
Get on my blog you lovely bastards.