Even though we’re all still debating about Gareth Edwards’ American Godzilla (it’s great), Toho is wasting no time in bringing The Big G back in classic fashion. A new Toho Godzilla filmed called Shin Gojira (Americanized as Godzilla Resurgence) is due on July 29, and the first image has popped up online:

shin godzilla first look

JESUS. This new Godzilla looks insanely creepy. The beady eye and the superfluous amount of teeth give him a look that’s much more intimidating than most Godzilla designs I can think of. I guess this is to be expected when the directors of the film include Hideiki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi (Attack on Titan). Seeing as how some people were bummed that the 2014 Godzilla wasn’t a return to the darker origins of the character, it looks like they may get their wish with this entry. The tagline on the poster reads “Japan vs. Godzilla” so I’m betting the destruction in this film is going to a little weightier than usual.

A new Godzilla film is always cause for celebration, and we’ll be keeping you posted with any updates on Godzilla Resurgence that Toho deems us worthy to witness.

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