I’m in the minority of people who dislike, no, scathe the U.S. remake of Godzilla. While I’m not digging into that right now, I will say that I was blown away with Japan’s own reboot, last year’s Shin Godzilla, which was politically charged and damned exciting. The film received an extremely limited theatrical run here in the States before heading to VOD and home video. From our end, it didn’t look all that successful, but it was a monster-sized deal in its home country; in fact, Shin Godzilla won Best Picture at Japan’s own Academy Awards! And those who actually watched Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi Godzilla know that it ends on a gigantic cliffhanger, revealing some new mythology about the King of the Monsters. A sequel is inevitable.
Co-director Hideaki Anno, executive produces an event in the Shibuya District in Tokyo, Japan where they play the music from both Shin Godzilla and Neon Genesis Evangelion. Anno was in attendance where he announced a (possible) sequel to Shin Godzilla.
The following text was displayed on the big screen:
シンゴジラの次回作及び、シン・エヴァンゲリオン劇場版: || にご期待下さい。
‘Please expect the next installment of Shin Godzilla, and Shin Evangelion Gekijōban:||’
There’s also a Godzilla feature in the works at Netflix, which Anno could be referring to. We’ll dig for more info.