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Reviving Other Monsters to Cash In on Legendary's Godzilla?

Postby Pkmatrix » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:54 am

With the new movie only a short month away, I think now is the time to ask: "What's Next?" Not necessarily for Godzilla, since I think there's been plenty of discussion and speculation on where the series will go after this movie, but I mean for the Genre has a whole. If this movie is as successful as we all hope and forecasts predict it will be, then how will the rest of the industry react? Unlike King Kong in 2005 or Pacific Rim last year, if Godzilla turns out to be an indisputable success then I can't help but wonder whether or not it will spur a revival of Giant Monster films.

We've already seen shades of this with the news that Kadokawa plans to revive Gamera for his 50th Anniversary. Will we see other companies try to cash in with revivals of other '50s/'60s monsters or try to create new ones?
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Re: Reviving Other Monsters to Cash In on Legendary's Godzil

Postby Gorjira54 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:37 pm

It would be nice to see a Rodan reboot
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Re: Reviving Other Monsters to Cash In on Legendary's Godzil

Postby GoDziLLaX » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:54 pm

I'd love to see more original stuff akin to Cloverfield and Pacific Rim.
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Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:55 pm

I wonder...I mean, last time there was an American Godzilla film, other countries certainly tried to cash-in on their own famous monsters and released remakes or reboots or sequels of their older films, but I wonder if the world has changed so much that it won't happen this time around.
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Re: Reviving Other Monsters to Cash In on Legendary's Godzil

Postby Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!! » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:16 pm

If Godzilla goes over 700 million, then I think we will see some kind of revival. Probably via cheapy SyFy Original Movie tier productions.

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Re: Reviving Other Monsters to Cash In on Legendary's Godzil

Postby mbozzo » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:17 pm

It's possible that if Godzilla 2014 were more successful, the other studios would have created their own giant monster. :wink:
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Re: Reviving Other Monsters to Cash In on Legendary's Godzil

Postby lhb412 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:48 pm

Who would've thought when this thread began in 2014 that a couple of years later Hollywood's next original kaiju would be Anne Hathaway?
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Re: Reviving Other Monsters to Cash In on Legendary's Godzil

Postby Henry88 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:46 pm

someone should grab the rights to gamera.
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Re: Reviving Other Monsters to Cash In on Legendary's Godzil

Postby daikaijusaurus » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:23 am

You know, if the MonsterVerse keeps on being more successful one movie after another, chances are someone will get the rights to Gamera to cash in on the giant monster success. If Kong Skull Island's success is any indication, I think this has a very good chance of happening. My wish is for Legendary to grab the rights to Gamera and make him part of the MonsterVerse. He could be Godzilla's doppelganger, another alpha predator who shows up to bring balance to the planet. Man, this would be an awesome matchup! Godzilla Vs Gamera by Legendary pictures!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Reviving Other Monsters to Cash In on Legendary's Godzil

Postby Mac » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:22 pm

Nobody cares about Gamera. Nobody is going to fund a +$100 million Gamera movie. Nobody even wants to fund a $15m Gamera film. Give it up, people.

Anyways, these monster movies are doing very well overseas. Wouldn't surprise me if they incorporate some type of spin-off potential for Mothra.
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Re: Reviving Other Monsters to Cash In on Legendary's Godzil

Postby Henry88 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:04 pm

Give it up, people.


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Re: Reviving Other Monsters to Cash In on Legendary's Godzil

Postby daikaijusaurus » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:54 pm

Well I don't know, I never say never. I like to think that if the MonsterVerse movies continue being hits then Legendary will be looking at more monsters beyond Godzilla and Kong. Those monsters may be original creations or existing ones such as Gamera. Gamera may not get his own MonsterVerse film, but who is to say that he won't make an appearance in a future Godzilla or Kong movie. If it makes money, then there's always the possibility.

I remember a number of people on this forum say over the years that there will never be another American Godzilla movie, there will never be another Toho Godzilla movie, there will never be a Godzilla Vs Kong, etc. etc. etc. Well guess what happened? :mrgreen:

Anyway just my opinion :D
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Re: Reviving Other Monsters to Cash In on Legendary's Godzil

Postby lhb412 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:01 pm

Never say never at this point, but I kinda think a Godzilla vs. Gamera film makes more sense as a Japanese production, co-produced by Toho and Kadokawa.

Now, I could totally see Legendary raiding Toho's rogues gallery for more monsters.
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Re: Reviving Other Monsters to Cash In on Legendary's Godzil

Postby daikaijusaurus » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:31 pm

lhb412 wrote:Now, I could totally see Legendary raiding Toho's rogues gallery for more monsters.


That would be awesome too! Bagan anyone?? LOL!!! Just kidding, I hate Bagan. But I would love to see: Angilas, Titanosaurus, Biollante and maybe even Gigan. Do it!!
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Re: Reviving Other Monsters to Cash In on Legendary's Godzil

Postby lhb412 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:23 pm

^Honestly, I think they've probably already talked with Toho about it. With this talk of writers rooms and continuing past vs. Kong I imagine they've been brainstorming both original creatures and returning classic monsters as tentative movie ideas.
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Re: Reviving Other Monsters to Cash In on Legendary's Godzil

Postby Pkmatrix » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:59 pm

Way back when I first posted this, I was hoping the answer to my question would be "Hollywood and Tokyo start producing brand new Monster movies" and, for the most part, I think that's what's happened. ^_^ Or, at the very least, they've opted for a mix of "NEW New" (Colossal, Love & Peace) and Adaptations of other material into new films (Attack on Titan, Rampage) moreso than the revivals. :) Even better, I'm just glad that I was right that G'14 ultimately spurred a revival of the genre as a whole!
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Re: Reviving Other Monsters to Cash In on Legendary's Godzil

Postby O.Supreme » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:17 pm

Now that we know Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidora will appear, I was thinking some other earlier more grounded kaiju on certain islands would be cool, even if they are smaller in size -Varan, Gorosaurus, Manda, Ebirah, Kamacuras and Kumonga would be cool, also the trio from Space Amoeba, hack even the giant Octopus, and Giant Condor. Although they were not named, perhaps in Kong Skull island we already got Kumonga & The Giant Octopus :wink: .
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