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  • Toho has announced that they will become more involved with movie productions outside of Japan. This will take effect as early as 2019, and will extend for years to come with films in both the United States and China. This article chronicles some of these efforts to break into these markets. Among the coverage is on the ambitious Toho Vision 2021 plan as well, which also includes real estate. As it relates to the movies, they will generally be spun off into their own news roundup as development gets further. (more…)

    News // April 19, 2019
  • With the release of latest Godzilla movie around the corner, more coverage is flowing in. Among the recent activity has been a panel at Monsterpalooza in Pasadena, California. For those who weren’t able to attend, we are including here a Godzilla: King of the Monsters panel recording. This was done on April 13th, 2019. The video runs for 40 minutes, covering director Michael Dougherty. (more…)

    News // April 14, 2019
  • The first live-action movie based on the highly popular Pokemon series. 2019’s Pokémon: Detective Pikachu features the voice talent of Ryan Reynolds in a mystery-comedy being produced by Legendary, Warner Bros., and Toho. Here we chronicle news related to the movie, sorted with the latest information appearing first. (more…)

    News // April 10, 2019
  • Co-writer Zach Shields and director Michael Dougherty of Godzilla King of the Monsters (2019) visited WonderCon in Anaheim, California on March 30th, 2019. Attached is a Godzilla: King of the Monsters WonderCon panel recording. The video runs for a little under 19 minutes, and has the pair discussing the upcoming Godzilla movie and latest entry in the MonsterVerse franchise.

    *Notes: At approx 16:48 in, the audio briefly drops. (more…)

    News // April 3, 2019
  • As seen at New York Toy Fair, here are high-quality images for two of NECA’s upcoming figures for their Godzilla: King of the Monsters toy line – Godzilla V2 (2019), and Rodan (2019)! The irradiated blue Godzilla comes with an attachable blast effect piece, while Rodan comes with a support rod and display base. Q3 2019 release for both figures. (more…)

    News // February 17, 2019
  • Jakks Pacific has revealed their, rather expansive, Godzilla King of the Monsters toy line to coincide with the upcoming movie from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. The toy line hits in April, in advance of the May release date of the movie in the United States. Items range from 6 inch figures, to giant 20 inch or 40 inch figures and even an electronic Godzilla mask. The 6 inch figures also come with a military vehicle, which are an Osprey Helicopter and an Argo Jet.  The entire line will be a Walmart exclusive. More info to come. (more…)

    News // February 16, 2019
  • NECA is stepping up their figures around the Showa Godzilla series. From those efforts comes a release of one of the most iconic versions of Godzilla: his 1962 incarnation. The company isn’t just spending a lot of effort on the look of the character, though, but also the packaging. Included below are several preview images of the box art for NECA’s upcoming Godzilla 1962 figure. The incredibly nostalgic front cover utilizes a modified Japanese poster from King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962), while the back and inside covers showcase even more artistic flair.

    Godzilla 1962 is expected to be released within the first quarter of 2019. Click the images below to see their full resolution versions. High-resolution images courtesy of NECA. (more…)

    News // January 31, 2019
  • Eager to follow up the success of Shin Godzilla (2016), which has surpassed ¥3.3 billion at the Japanese box office, Toho has announced an animated trilogy on the King of the Monsters. With the first hitting in 2017, and two sequels to follow in 2018, there is a lot to cover on the productions. This article works as a news roundup for the Godzilla Anime trilogy, which are being created by Toho and Polygon Pictures. (more…)

    News // January 9, 2019
  • Earlier in the week, Legendary announced its plans for a live-action adaptation of the highly-popular manga series, My Hero Academia. The Legendary-produced movie will be overseen by Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter on the company’s behalf, and by Ryosuke Yoritomi on behalf of the manga’s publisher Shueisha. Toho is also set to distribute the film in Japan, which was announced alongside the news. (more…)

    News // October 26, 2018
  • Legendary has announced a new companion graphic novel based around their upcoming 2019 movie, Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Titled Godzilla: Aftershock, the story takes not long after the events of Godzilla (2014), where the titular monster faces off against a brand-new Titan, while Dr. Emma Russell of Monarch finds herself being stalked by a mysterious figure. (more…)

    News // October 25, 2018