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Abandoned Godzilla X Megaguirus Plot?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:26 pm
by klen7
Is anyone familiar with an abandoned/rejected plot in Godzilla X Megaguirus involving Godzilla's bones on the moon? I found this among the concept art in Shinji Nishikawa's new book
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The caption roughly translates

Illustration of the description with the impact that that there was "the moon in the found bones of Godzilla" in the plot of passed from Shogo Toyama production "Godzilla × Megagirasu".


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http://i.imgur.com/FMWW9Xt.jpg

Re: Abandoned Godzilla X Megaguirus Plot?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:48 pm
by The Shadow
Color me interested. I'd gotta know more about the plot with Godzilla's bones on the moon.

Re: Abandoned Godzilla X Megaguirus Plot?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:08 pm
by lhb412
I think I read something about something dealing with Godzilla's bones in x Mechagodzilla being part of a discarded idea Tezuka had for x Megaguirus... I'd certainly be interested in finding out more.

Re: Abandoned Godzilla X Megaguirus Plot?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:34 pm
by Benjamin Haines
I've seen that picture before but I thought it was a rejected concept from Godzilla x Mechagodzilla. I had no idea there was ever a plan to feature Godzilla's skeleton in Megaguirus.

Re: Abandoned Godzilla X Megaguirus Plot?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:17 pm
by kiryugoji04
When I saw that I assumed it had something to do with the Dimension Tide aftermath.

Re: Abandoned Godzilla X Megaguirus Plot?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:39 pm
by jellydonut25
I think the "moon in the found bones of Godzilla" is referencing that the moon is peaking through the ribcage there. Like, it's describing the shot, the moon IN his bones (I'm thinking more "peering THROUGH his bones"), and implication that Godzilla's bones are on the moon may be due to an inaccurate translation.

Re: Abandoned Godzilla X Megaguirus Plot?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:17 pm
by canofhumdingers
Then why are the people in space suits?

Re: Abandoned Godzilla X Megaguirus Plot?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:17 pm
by klen7
Those really look like astronauts to me too

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:02 pm
by canofhumdingers
Yeah, not to mention the black sky and the fact that the shot composition is a not-so-subtle tribute to the famous "earth rise" photo from Apollo 8.

Re: Abandoned Godzilla X Megaguirus Plot?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:22 pm
by jellydonut25
They look like they could just as easily be radiation suits to me

Re: Abandoned Godzilla X Megaguirus Plot?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:18 pm
by kiryugoji04
Those are definitely astronauts on the moon. Radiation suits don't have big Apollo spacesuit backpacks and the kanji for "moon's surface" (月面) are part of the image title. Also the one guy is clearly doing a moonwalk. In Earth gravity, he would be falling over posed like that.

Re: Abandoned Godzilla X Megaguirus Plot?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:11 pm
by Dai
"That kaiju came from the moon."

Re: Abandoned Godzilla X Megaguirus Plot?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:53 pm
by jellydonut25
kiryugoji04 wrote:Those are definitely astronauts on the moon. Radiation suits don't have big Apollo spacesuit backpacks and the kanji for "moon's surface" (月面) are part of the image title. Also the one guy is clearly doing a moonwalk. In Earth gravity, he would be falling over posed like that.

I stand corrected.

But still no closer to understanding whether this was part of the original plot.

Re: Abandoned Godzilla X Megaguirus Plot?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:35 pm
by klen7
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Re: Abandoned Godzilla X Megaguirus Plot?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:26 pm
by mbozzo
It's possible that the bones came from a monster that might have died before the beginning of the movie. :wink:

Re: Abandoned Godzilla X Megaguirus Plot?

PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:46 pm
by lhb412
I really like that the skeleton is so obviously the skeleton of the G2K design.

In Godzilla x Mechagodzilla we have a Millenium Godzilla design and a '54 skeleton, which was... cool, I guess? But it's interesting to see the bones evoking the design of that movie.

Re: Abandoned Godzilla X Megaguirus Plot?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:36 am
by Baltan II
lhb412 wrote:In Godzilla x Mechagodzilla we have a Millenium Godzilla design and a '54 skeleton, which was... cool, I guess? But it's interesting to see the bones evoking the design of that movie.


The flashback sequence with Godzilla dying was still the 1954 design, so it makes sense that the skeleton remained the same. You'd still have to explain why the later Godzilla looked so radically different, but that's not a huge leap.