As we previously reported, Toho Pictures has brought a highly detailed maquette from their new film 'Godzilla: Resurgence' to the Nico Nico Super Conference 2016. More images are appearing all over the internet as fans get a first hand look at the disturbing new design. Director Hideaki Anno will also be speaking at the event, so hopefully we'll get some new information from the filmmaker in the coming days. In the mean time, check out images straight off the conference floor below, as well as some of my thoughts after getting a closer look at the design.
As we mentioned in our in-depth breakdown of the new design, the tail looks to be embedded with sea life skeletons that form a kind of club at the end. His arms are small, but look a lot better here than they have so far. I'm also a big fan of the feet actually, although I understand I'm in the minority on that one.
I personally think these photos do more to reinforce my interest in the new Shin-Godzilla than anything else. It's a completely new take on the King of Monsters, and a welcome one after years of people expecting minor tweaks to the suit and nothing more. Of course, you have to expect that the ultra-mutated look is in large part due to the story and themes of the new film. I think either in this movie or the next (if it does well enough) we'll get to see a fully regenerated version of this suit and it will be one of the closest iterations to the original 54' design we've ever gotten.
Those last few shots are from the special effects exhibit that lets you stand in for Godzilla and Ultraman respectively.
Check back for more information from the event as it continues to unfold and later as we hear from the filmmakers themselves!