Godzilla vs. Emperor Ghidorah

Unmade Film
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Godzilla vs. Keizer Ghidorah

Japanese Title

[Gojira vs. Kaiza Gidora]

The super space monster Keizer Ghidorah does battle with Godzilla.

Background - Images - Concept Evolution


Before the idea of a "Space" Godzilla was conceived, a variation of the space terror King Ghidorah was brought to the table to be Godzilla's next opponent following Mechagodzilla. While the Ghidorah from 1991's Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah was more of a man-made creation, this proposal would have included "Keizer Ghidorah," a monster that originated from the depths of space.

However, in the summer of 1994, Yamato Takeru (1994) would see its theatrical release in Japan, with the movie's primary antagonist being the eight-headed dragon, Orochi. As a result, the short-lived Godzilla vs. Keizer Ghidorah pitch would end up being rejected due to Orochi being so similar in nature to Ghidorah.


Background and Trivia

  • Sparse details of this scrapped proposal can be found in the pages of Godzilla Dictionary: New Edition (ISBN 4773087250). The name of "Keizer Ghidorah" (皇帝ギドラ - Kotei Gidora) is mentioned in the text using Kanji, which can be translated in various ways, such as emperor, czar, kaiser, etc.
  • Additional information concerning this project can be found in Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla Completion (ISBN 9784798624631).

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