Announced way back on Godzilla Day 2022, Toho is preparing a new Japanese Godzilla movie. The production is slated for a release on November 3rd, 2023, in Japan and December 1st, 2023, in the United States. Known as Godzilla Minus One, the movie is being directed by Takashi Yamazaki, director of Always: Sunset on Third Street (2005), Yokaipedia (2022) and other films.
September 15th, 2023 update
Less than two months away from the Japanese release of Godzilla Minus One and promotions continue to trickle in. Today Toho has distributed a full body shot of Godzilla from the movie. The render of Godzilla is the same one used on the poster and in other material, although this image has more destruction showcased and is the first time the full body shot has been shown off.
Click the image for the original size that Toho sent us.
September 4th, 2023 update
Toho has dropped another trailer for the upcoming movie, both Japanese and United States versions. Below is the US one.
A nugget of new information from the trailer includes that Godzilla Minus One will be a getting an IMAX release in the United States when it debuts on December 1st, 2023. Interestingly, the movie still does not appear to have a rating (PG, PG-13, etc.) for its US release yet.
The Japan release date remains a month before it comes out internationally, set for November 3rd, 2023.
July 14th, 2023 update
Although not directly associated with the film, Tamashii Nations has revealed their S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla Minus One figure. While featured both in the trailer and poster, the figure gives a more direct look at the new Godzilla from various angles, assuming the figure is movie accurate.
The S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla Minus One figure is up for pre-order on July 18th. More images and the listing can be seen here.
July 11th, 2023 update
With a little over 100 days until release, Toho has finally revealed the movie’s title, launched a teaser trailer, and released a poster for the film. The title for the movie will be Godzilla Minus One (ゴジラ‐1.0 / ゴジラマイナスワン). It is still coming to Japanese theaters on November 3rd, 2023. However, in addition it’s also releasing in US theaters on December 1st, 2023, with Toho International distributing it themselves. Below is the teaser trailer, which showcases the first look at Godzilla in the movie:
As revealed during the trailer, Takashi Yamazaki is not only directing but also writing and, unless a mistake in the credits, also in charge of the visual effects. As noted, Toho also released posters for the movie. Below is the Japanese one:
In addition below is the English version for the United States release (click here for a high resolution version):
Finally, here is also a short blurb that was provided to us by Toho on the film:
The “King of the Monsters” returns! Today, Toho revealed the title and teaser trailer for their next Godzilla film – GODZILLA MINUS ONE. Announced in November 2022, the film will debut in Japan on November 3, 2023 and in theaters in the US nationwide on December 1, 2023. GODZILLA MINUS ONE sees an already devastated postwar Japan facing a new threat in the form of Godzilla. This is the first domestic Japanese film since Shin Godzilla in 2016. GODZILLA MINUS ONE is written and directed by Takashi Yamazaki.