Shin Godzilla far surpassed my expectations, providing a grounded and compelling retelling of the Godzilla story.
The film, released last year through Funimation Films, was a new origin story that detailed the rebirth of Godzilla from a giant fish-like mutant to its recognizable form. The film ended with a huge reveal, however, showing that Shin Godzilla is an organism made from a mutated collection of other organisms; its tail looked like a literal interpretation of “Dante’s Inferno” mixed with scenes from Hellraiser.
A user on the Gormaru Island Facebook page has revealed pages out of “The Art of Shin Godzilla” that show the concept art for Godzilla’s tail, explaining that this is the next evolution of the monster that we’ll see in the film’s sequel. Up close shots show that this next evolution is a mix between male and female organisms, which I think juxtapose the title character well. Below are a series of shots from the book which gives us our first look at what we can expect out of the sequel, which looks something like a better version of Cloverfield if the tiny creatures looked more like Clive Barker’s version of Xenomorphs?