Godzilla: A new movie announced by Toho for 2023

After the big show Godzilla vs. King Kong last year, it was time to see Japan return once again to the legendary monster on the big screen. Announced yesterday by the account Twitter official of Godzilla (the franchise, not the creature itself, to be precise), distributor Toho has announced the release date for the next film, slated for next year.

7 years after the release of shin godzillathis news comes at the right time for fans in need of action in the cinema.


Return to native lands for Godzilla

The date is therefore set for November 3, 2023 for the release of this new film. Godzilla which, for now, still does not have a definitive title. Nevertheless, the Toho specified that the filming of the film was completed last June, and would currently be in its post-production phase. Always a follower of secrecy, Toho has not communicated many details about this feature film Godzillawith the exception of its director.

It will be Takashi Yamazaki, a particularly prolific filmmaker since the beginning of the 2010s. A member of the Shirogumi studio specializing in the production of special effects, Yamazaki has multiplied the adaptations of famous franchises on the big screen, starting with the Always duology: Twilight on Third Street in 2005, but also and above all Space Battleship Yamato in 2010. His first production entirely in computer-generated image, Stand by Me Doraemon, met with huge critical success in Japan and commercial success in the rest of Asia when it was released in 2014. It continued the same year with an adaptation of the manga Parasyte in two parts then, in 2019, with Dragon Quest: Your Story and Lupine III: The firsttwo new 3D animated films.

As mentioned a few lines above, Toho’s latest film featuring his favorite kaiju dates back to 2016 with shin godzillaWhere Godzilla Resurgence in some western territories. Directed in tandem by Shinji Higuchi (Attack on Titan) and Hideaki Anno (evangelion), shin godzilla reinterpreted the myth in a monstrous fable, drawing as much on bureaucracy as on the place of Japan in contemporary geopolitics.