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Toho Planning Cinematic Universe For Godzilla

May 21, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee

In an interview with Nikkei Style (via Bloody Disgusting), Toho’s Keiji Ota revealed that the Japanese film studio is planning to create a new cinematic universe for Godzilla after 2021. This is nothing new for the King of the Monsters, as Toho had a whole slew of related films and monsters in his glory days. Legendary Pictures has their own Monsterverse as well, which will include a crossover with King Kong. Here are highlights:

On the future of Toho’s franchise: “After 2021, we’re thinking of a potential strategy that [releases] Godzilla movies uninterrupted at a rate of every 2 years, although there is a preference for a yearly pace as well. The future of the series and its forwarding developments are very conscious of the method of “shared universe”. Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah, etc. could all share a single world view much like a Marvel movie where Iron Man and the Hulk can crossover with each other.”

On a sequel to Shin Godzilla: “Shin Godzilla was a huge hit, but instead of thinking of doing the obvious idea of making a Shin Godzilla 2, instead think about a world that can be used for a long time. I’d rather make a World of Godzilla.”

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