Breakaway Pop Hit: The movie was a critically panned failure, but its soundtrack album - featuring the Wallflowers' cover of David Bowie's "Heroes", Jamiroquai's UK #1 single "Deeper Underground" and Puff Daddy's "Come with Me" - flew off the shelves.
Franchise Killer: The only other American Godzilla venture before 2014 was the relatively-decent animated show.
The movie could have been Ronald Emmerich's intent to kill off the Godzilla franchise because he openly hated the real Godzilla.
In the upcoming remake, both Kick-Ass and Saito are going up against Godzilla.
What Could Have Been: The original script for the movie had Godzilla being far more like his Japanese self and he was supposed to fight a shape-shifting monster called the Gryphon. Due to the financial success of Independence Day, however, TriStar decided that they wanted their own disaster movie to compete, and so hired Roland Emmerich to direct.
After that Godzilla was actually going to battle King Ghidorah. However at the time Toho sold the rights to kaiju from the series separately, thus Tristar would have had to pay even more money. Since the budget was already astronomical, that was out of the question.