Last year saw the release of the very first animated film in the Toho Godzilla franchise, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters. The Toho-produced feature made its way onto Netflix here in the States early this year, and a sequel is already headed to Japanese theaters.
Via Godzilla-Movies.com, the Planet of the Monsters sequel is officially titled Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle, and it’s arriving in theaters on May 18, 2018.
In the new film, directed by Kobun Shizuno & Hiroyuki Seshita…
“Rising from the depths of the planet is a new breed of monster, dubbed “Godzilla Earth.” Evolving for 20,000 years, the creature stands 300 meters high, weighs over 100,000 tons and wields such overwhelmingly destructive power that Haruo and company have no choice but to run for their lives. Coming to Haruo’s rescue, however, is Miana, a member of an aboriginal tribe called the Houtua. They are the first humanoid people the returnees have encountered. Could they descend from humans?
“Our tribal god was destroyed by Godzilla. All that we have left are these eggs. Anyone who has tried to fight or resist him has been drowned in fire,” the tribespeople say to Haruo, who responds with: “This is our last hope of recovering our home.” Meanwhile, Bilusaludo commander, Galu-gu is elated to discover that the Houtua tribe’s arrowheads are made of a nanometal or a self-sustaining metal. It had been developed in the 21st century as an “anti-Godzilla” killer weapon deployed at their decisive battle fought at the foot of Mt. Fuji, but had been destroyed before it could be activated in the form of a “Mecha-Godzilla.” The nanometal was its base substance, and proof that the manufacturing plant can still be used.”
Check out the City on the Edge of Battle poster art below.