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Gamera in the MonsterVerse

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MemberBaragonApr-09-2017 7:07 PM

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Hello everyone! I am a new user who has just joined this site. I have been a lifelong fan of Godzilla since I was a kid, watching the movies since I was in a high chair! I look forward to hanging out here and meeting all of you!

Anyhow, the topic I am bringing forth is about everyone's favorite giant turtle kaiju - Gamera - and how he could possibly be involved in future MonsterVerse movies. 

I know the whole thing about TOHO not wanting Godzilla and Gamera on the same screen, but let's put that aside and just imagine if it did happen.

My idea is that after Godzilla VS Kong, we get two Gamera movies - Gamera and then Gamera: Guardian Of The Universe. Either that or we just get one movie called the latter. Then, towards the end of the MonsterVerse timeline, we get either a Godzilla VS Gamera movie, or a movie where one scene has the two meeting and clashing.

As for Gamera's origin, I imagine that his story could be that he is an ancient species of giant turtle-like MUTO, that was awoken and powered during the nuclear attempts to kill Godzilla. 

In his movie, I imagine he could fight a swarm of Gyaos that awoke after hibernating underground. Then, towards the end, Gamera fights a Queen Gyaos as big as he is. If he got another one, I imagine he could fight a new monster. Then he would go on to fight Godzilla later in the most epic battle of all time.

So, what do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

"Is that a monkey?"

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G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaApr-09-2017 7:54 PM

Welcome to the forums.

Although I don't know how plausible it is for Gamera to join the Monsterverse, it is something I'd love to see. Though, due to his popularity, (or lack there of) I don't think a solo Gamera movie would be viable.

That doesn't mean he couldn't be introduced in a different type of movie--Say a Kong or Godzilla movie where his origin is revealed, but he's not exactly the focal character/opponent--Ala, Black Panther and Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War.

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MemberTitanosaurusApr-09-2017 7:58 PM

I'm not sure if Gamera could fit in the Monsterverse.

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Something Real

MemberGodzillaApr-09-2017 8:02 PM

KAIJU-MAN257 - Welcome to SCIFIED! It is always quite nice to see new faces! With regards to your topic: I believe Gamera, if treated properly, could potentially be incorporated into the Monsterverse. However, as GMAN2887 and DRAGON KING ULTRAZERO80 have pointed out, it might not be a viable option at this point in time. Regardless, I would adore seeing Gamera in the Monsterverse! Once again, welcome to SCIFIED! :)

The Hooded Figure

MemberTitanosaurusApr-09-2017 8:29 PM



MemberTitanosaurusApr-10-2017 4:44 AM

The issue is what fundamental changes you'd have to change to Gamera. He's a giant turtle that breathes fire. Okay, that's easy enough to swallow in the Monsterverse.

He also flies using jets and can retract all limbs and fly like a flying saucer. Okay...... less easy to swallow.

Because of the kind of background that the Monsterverse has built itself on, it's hard to implement the more outlandish elements. Heck, King Ghidorah will be a hard enough sell as it is.

I resolved this issue in my own creative writing by making the setting outlandish already. The Monsterverse doesn't quite have this luxury. Hell, he'd actually probably fit in more with the Pacific Rim universe than the Monsterverse.


MemberBaragonApr-10-2017 5:32 AM

Yeah, I see what you guys mean. He would have to have quite some changes if he were in. I'd still like to see him, but you're right about his lack of popularity here in the states and all that.

"Is that a monkey?"

G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaApr-10-2017 6:17 AM

I don't think the fact that he flies could be that outlandish as long as the Monsterverse continues to evolve in the direction Skull Island has set for it. If the Marvel Cinematic Universe can go from the grounded Iron Man in 2008 to the insanity of having a talking Racoon years later in Guardians of the Galaxy, then the Monsterverse can thrive off of Gamera as well.

However, I do think Gamera's ancient civilization origins would have to be implemented in order to buy how artificial the idea of a flying turtle is. Gamera: Guardian of the Universe grounded that fairly beautifully.

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."
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