King Caesar wrote:Varan needs a redemption. After his terribly butchered American Varan, the Unbelievable and DAM, someone needs to put him in a movie and give him some actual real screentime.
How the creative team chose the monsters for FINAL WARS was well explained years ago. Screenwriter Wataru Mimura wrote the original story, which had eight monsters in it. Ryuhei Kitamura wanted to break the DESTROY ALL MONSTERS record so he and Shogo Tomiyama met with Mimura and FX director Eiichi Asada to decide which monsters to use. Toho's top monster stars (Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, and Ghidorah) were a given for a 50th anniversary film. My understanding is that Minya and Angilas were both in the initial treatment so they were kept. Kitamura's favorites were Gigan and King Seesar so they made the cut. Kitamura also suggested using the American Godzilla, and Tomiyama liked the idea.
After that, monsters were selected or discarded based on 1) the filmmakers' personal preferences, 2) how well the character fit the story, and 3) if their powers and abilities were similar to those of the monsters already chosen. Zilla's presence would have quickly eliminated a kaiju like Gorosaurus. Titanosurus general concept (bipedal aquatic dinosaur) and powers (creates high winds) were already covered by Godzilla and Rodan... and the character has never been popular in Japan so he was likely an early cut. Mechagodziilla had just been in back-to-back films, and the filmmakers felt that he didn't really fit the story. Most of the Heisei monsters were just knockoffs of existing characters so they weren't used. Biollante is very unique, but the final stage version had been very expensive to build and extremely difficult to operate... I can see why the GFW crew didn't want to deal with that when the monsters have so little screen time.
The monsters that did get selected are all pretty different in appearance and abilities, and I can see why they were chosen over some of the other kaiju.
SuperSaiyan4Godzilla wrote:And Godzilla isn't Pixar. The latter deals with children. The former deals with adults who behave like children.
Gorosaurus Rex wrote:Gorosaurus should have been in this. Seriously, I wouldnt even mind if it was a tiny little cameo. I really wanna see the big guy back. This was the only chance I was gonna get too.
cloverfan98 wrote:Probably cause I actually liked g98 but I'm very happy Zilla was in GFW. I thought that was awesome. as for other monsters, I'd have to go with Destroyah, SG, Biollante, Orga, and I'd swap Kasier Ghidraoh for classic King Ghidraoh in a heartbeat.
JVM wrote:Orga would've been great but his toys sold crappy and Toho apparently cares about that stuff
Bio I got no clue.
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