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Written by Chris10,921 Reads7 Comments2024-07-01 13:29:23

Godzilla rights holders Toho have issued new rules for use of licensing the Godzilla character in any new film or television productions. Surprisingly, the new rules favor a more family-friendly approach to the King of Monsters. While the rule of Godzilla can not die has been a staple since the beginning, Toho have now added to that requirement - stating that Godzilla can neither die, nor prey on people or things.

This new rule which was originally reported by DiscussingFilm is a bizarre one, given that Godzilla has been munching on trains, power lines and inadvertently people as well for 70 years. Reasoning for Godzilla's watering down is unknown, but it seems to detach from his embodiment of death, destruction and decay he's been a symbol of since 1954.

While Godzilla is not permitted to prey on people or things, he will still inadvertently cause tremendous damage to whatever surroundings he finds himself strolling through. Perhaps the focus is to suggest Godzilla's destruction is not intentional but metaphorically an unfortunate byproduct of neglect with respect to carelessly wielding immense power. Who knows.

What do you think of the new rule? Sound off in the comments!

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MemberMothra LarvaeJul-01-2024 10:12 PM

So much for a good Minus One sequel. I was looking forward for a sequel where either Godzilla and the monster he fought in the sequel were equally evil or Godzilla went through major character development before "saving" humanity from the kaiju, but this new rule just ruined either chances of happening.

Xenotaris

MemberGiganJul-02-2024 7:13 AM

Now is this only for the Monsterverse incarnation or all franchise-wide incarnations?

Chris

AdminSpaceGodzillaJul-02-2024 6:15 PM

I believe it applies to any and all uses of the Godzilla character so that would include the Monsterverse.

 

JRR

MemberMothra LarvaeJul-03-2024 12:03 AM

These aren't really new rules, We know Toho did not want Godzilla eating other Kaiju as far back as Godzilla vs Biollante, Deutalios was cut for that very reason 

Chris

AdminSpaceGodzillaJul-03-2024 11:38 AM

I wonder to what extent "preying" means. Eating yes but this sounds more like an expansion of that requirement, as if Godzilla can not consciously attack or hunt or pursue people or things. Leaving him to be some ominous destructive entity with no personal vendetta?

JRR

MemberMothra LarvaeJul-03-2024 3:47 PM

Probably just means eating, Since hunting and attacking are too vague to define

Not to mention, would be hard to write a ca movie with thoae restrictions 

G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaJul-03-2024 11:26 PM

Guys, these aren't new rules. These have been in place since after 1998. Nothing new.

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