Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle, the animated sequel to Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, and second film in the Godzilla anime trilogy, will debut in Japanese theaters this weekend. However, that hasn't stopped Toho from hyping up the third and final installment in Godzilla's animated saga.
Japanese fans have gotten their hands on promotional images announcing the final film's title and release date. The image features three golden, dragon-like necks intertwining with each other. Take a look:
The film translates as Godzilla: Planet Eater. An official English title will likely be different, much in the same way it was for Planet of the Monsters (which was originally translated as "Monster Planet") and City on the Edge of Battle (initially translated as both "Mobile Breeder City" and "The City Mechanized for the Final Battle".) The film will open in Japanese theaters November, 2018.
The back of the advert shows a golden Exif symbol, with the tagline, "Bow down to the golden end." Take a look:
The message is loud and clear: Should King Ghidorah return, this will be his first big screen appearance since 2001's Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack. (Keizer Ghidorah in 2004's Godzilla: Final Wars was a different three-headed foe.) King Ghidorah will then return in 2019's Godzilla: King of the Monsters by Legendary Pictures--But it looks like Toho is beating them to the punch by four months.
What do you think of the big tease for the third and final anime film? Are you excited about the return of King Ghidorah? Given the radical redesign of MechaGodzilla, how do you think he will turn out? Sound off in the comments below.
The first film in the Godzilla anime trilogy, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters is currently streaming on Netflix.
The sequel, Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle, will hit Japanese theaters this weekend, May 18th, 2018.
Godzilla: Planet Eater, the third and final film in the Godzilla anime trilogy hits Japanese theaters November, 2018.
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