Now that “Avengers: Endgame” has been released and is breaking historical box office records, we can move our attention over to the next important Geek film which is “Godzilla: King Of The Monsters” which opens on 5/31. I showcased the Final Trailer HERE a few weeks ago and was excited to share the news about the first-ever Official Godzilla website. Take a read on down below. I’ll return with some closing editorial at the end.
The Press Release:
Feel the rumble as one of the most iconic monsters stomps its way online with the global launch of the first-ever official Godzilla website from Japanese entertainment studio Toho Co., in time for the highly anticipated film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters releasing on May 31.
Commemorating the 65th anniversary of its screen debut in 1954, Toho is connecting Godzilla fans around the world of all ages through exciting content from more than 30 films, comics, art, apparel, toys, encompassing the entire Godzilla universe.
“We’re thrilled to unleash a world of content around our most beloved Godzilla,” said Keiji Ota, CGO (Chief Godzilla Officer) at Toho. “Fans have been longing for a universe that celebrates the all-mighty king of monsters and Godzilla.com delivers the most exciting news and stories about upcoming events, new merchandise and special releases as we commemorate the 65th anniversary of Godzilla.”
One of the most exciting features is the first official Godzilla Monsterpedia, unveiling everything fans have ever wanted to know about monsters (or kaiju) in the Godzilla Universe! Monsters such as King Ghidorah, the three-headed monster and Godzilla’s biggest rival; Mothra, the guardian god of its maternal island; and MechaGodzilla, the giant battle robot modeled on Godzilla are featured. The battles among them and with humans are one of the highlights of the Godzilla movies. The more fans get to know about the kaiju, the more they can enjoy the exciting world of Godzilla.
Godzilla.com will be continuously updated as a source of news for upcoming Godzilla films including movie trailers and key art, events, fan content, new product news, and all future announcements. It will also be a resource for Godzilla’s complete filmography including rare videos, wallpaper and much more destructive content including updates on epic Godzilla toys, apparel and lifestyle products.
Godzilla first appeared in Toho’s “Godzilla” (1954), a classic monster movie widely regarded as a masterpiece. The work launched a monster franchise that expanded over 64 years with more than 30 films. Over time, the franchise itself has evolved, as Godzilla and other creatures appearing in Godzilla films have become a metaphor for social commentary in the real world. The characters are no longer mere entertainment icons but embody emotions and social problems of the times. Godzilla has become a globally recognized icon, finding its way into worldwide pop culture and influencing many creative minds.
About Toho: Toho Company, Limited, is a Japanese entertainment studio focused on the development, production, exhibition, and distribution of powerful content for motion pictures, television and theater. Founded in 1932, it remains a prominent force in bringing brands and original storytelling with versatile talents to audiences worldwide. Its subsidiaries include Toho Cinemas, the highest grossing exhibition company in Japan.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: While it lines out my age group, I have to admit that I have been a fan of Godzilla for as long as I can remember and I am reaching way back through the sands of time to even younger than ten years old when I say this. Two of my earliest media recollections are “Godzilla” films and the classic “Batman” television show. During grade school I would race home after some time with friends to be glued to ABC for the “4:30 Movie” when they aired “Monster Week”. It almost feels like yesterday but of course it isn’t. I went from the films to Aurora models, comic books and the occasional action figure and still a devoted fan today. Now I haven’t clicked around on the website yet since I wanted to get the news to your attention as quickly as possible but don’t worry, I will be perusing to see what they have and especially to enjoy some of the more classic clips. I don’t have a lot of the movies in my collection since I have moved to a complete Blu-ray library at this point. It’s pretty fun news with the new movie opening in a few weeks and I am considering being one of the opening day viewers of this. As I close this bit of news up, I’m wondering if we are doing to start seeing an Official Instagram, Twitter and Facebook Page for The Big G. Wouldn’t that be a kick. Be sure to hit our own Instagram for some cool Godzilla toy images and do let me know what you think about this news down in the comments section below.
Official Website: http://www.godzilla.com