Topic GODZILLA 2 Footage Description!!! (The Entire Godzilla Panel Explained in Detail to the Best of My Memory!)
Posted Jul-26-2014 9:43 PM
Godzilla 2 was massively teased at the Legendary panel and I was there to witness it! Here's what I saw in full detail:
Legendary panel begins and the stage lights up. An annoying hostess from Nerdist or IGN or whatever comes on stage and introduces Thomas Tull who congratulates everyone at Comic Con for making Godzilla a smash success. Says he apologizes that Gareth couldn’t make it to say hi, so he plays a special video:
Gareth is on-screen with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background and says he’s sorry he couldn’t make it to Comic Con because he “was helping the city rebuild after Godzilla’s fight with the Mutos.” As Gareth tries to thank the fans for helping make the sequels possible, he mentions he’s working on other projects first (AKA Star Wars) and will work on Godzilla 2 soon.
Then something interrupts Gareth, to which Gareth looks off screen and yells, “COME ON GUYS, KEEP HIM OVER THERE ON THE ISLAND. I’M NOT CLEANING THIS UP ALL OVER AGAIN!”
Camera shifts to what he’s talking about, it’s Alcatraz but it’s covered in a massive dust cloud. A tail swipes through the dust clearing it, you see Godzilla in his fully-detailed glory. He roars and deafens all of Hall H. We then see a text wall that says “THANK YOU” in big Godzilla font style. We then cut back to Gareth (with some of the camera/light crew hilariously put in the front on purpose for comedic effect), who then says while angrily storming off the view of the camera, “Yelling, he’s always yelling. Who does he think he is? Bryan Cranston?” Everyone laughs, including me.
Back to the panel, Thomas Tull says thanks again (this is where everyone thinks the panel is gonna end for Godzilla, nope!) then he says they actually snuck some “Top Secret MONARCH Files” to let us know what’s to come. Everything goes black to show off some footage, I scream like a fangirl:
The video begins with a speech by JFK (with some actual footage of the speech), we cut back and forth between him and top secret MONARCH activity, similar to the kind of footage in the opening of the 2014 film. Then we see images of Godzilla from the 2014 film, it freeze frames on him roaring and types something out on screen in classic “military file type” fashion and font, it reads:
Then, the video teases some epic lines of text, I believe it was:
THERE ARE OTHERS!
Then we see a shadow of Rodan flying over the mountains. (His profile is very similar to classic Rodan and his motion is far more slick). More text flies in:
We see a huge silhouette of Mothra come in close and flap in place for a second (she looks exactly how a realistic giant moth would appear, except just like classic Mothra, this one flaps slowly with massive power, great motion and animation). Even more text:
Suddenly the video stutters and glitches out even more than most of the video (probably implying Ghidorah is gonna be the ultimate villain). And then we see small glimpses of a three headed winged creature. (His heads appear more dragon-like, like Smaug; wings are about the same but the motion is very smooth like the others). More text:
The final set of text begins to start getting typed, it’s hype-inducing. Text reads:
THREAT ASSESSMENT: CONFLICT INEVITABLE
“LET THEM FIGHT!”
Clip ends, Thomas Tull leaves the stage, and I need a new pair of pants.
And that's what I saw, it was glorious and I couldn't be more excited; well, maybe if one of them was Gigan. Any further questions? Feel free to ask!
Posted Jul-26-2014 9:59 PM
@MECHA_RODAN Doubt it, it's way too small, Godzilla was probably on that tiny thing for a timeout.
@JUNKERDE I know, I don't understand why. It's a whole 15 extra seconds of a fully revealed Godzilla with a hilarious skit involving Gareth. I guess it's cuz it's a SDCC exclusive since the video more or less thanks Comic Con fans specifically.
Posted Jul-26-2014 10:07 PM
I may be thinking way too far into the future but with Ghidorah being the villain for the new film I wonder which kaiju they have reserved for the final movie, if legendary has even considered who they are going to choose.
\"M.U.T.O.: Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism. It is however no longer terrestrial; it is airborne.\" -Admiral Stenz
Posted Jul-27-2014 8:22 AM
I highly doubt this will happen, but it would be so cool if these videos were on the special features on the DVD and Blu-Ray release.
"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self." - Ernest Hemingway.
Posted Jul-27-2014 8:25 PM
@GOJIRA2K Didn't see his tails (at least I don't think, silhouette and what not.), his head shape was more pointy and resembled that of most nowaday dragon designs like Smaug.
@GOJIFAN02 They played a load of clips from Guardians of the Galaxy; they even showed Thanos. They also revealed that Guardians 2 is already greenlit.
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