Trivia / Godzilla Final Wars


  • Actor Allusion: President Daigo, who escapes from Xilien captivity offscreen, gives a brief explanation that he was quite a crack shot in his youth. This is a reference to Akira Takarada's role as a James Bond parody in the 1965 film Ironfinger.
  • Franchise Killer: Toho decided to make Final Wars as a Grand Finale to the Millennium era while they put the franchise on temporary hiatus. Of course, even if they hadn't planned to shelf the King of the Monsters for the time being, they probably would've done so anyway after Final Wars ended up being the lowest-grossing of all the Millennium films.
  • Milestone Celebration: Was released in time for the 50th anniversary of the franchise.
  • Production Posse: This movie marked the fourth time Ryuhei Kitamura, Tak Sakaguchi, and Hideo Sakaki has worked together, after Versus, Alive, and Aragami.
  • Name's the Same: This movie's Captain Gordon is unrelated to CAPTAIN GORDON, DEFENDER OF EARTH!
  • Recycled Soundtrack: A minor but interesting one regarding the main theme: it is almost a note-for-note copy of this unfinished but sometimes performed song Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Given Keith Emerson's involvement in the score and the band's dissolution before it's completion, this is a rather nice gesture.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • A very mild case, Kiryu, Gorosaurus, and KING GHIDORAH (who Monster X would've transformed into instead of Kaiser Ghidorah) were all slated to appear in the film as well. Unfortunately, none of them made the cut, and Kiryu and Gorosaurus were replaced by the Gotengo and Zilla.
    • Additionally, the film was initially intended to be a follow-up to the Heisei series with the film's Godzilla being the adult Junior. Since one idea was for the finale to have Destoroyah instead of Kaiser Ghidorah, this could have made for a great confrontation, as Junior would want revenge on Destoroyah for killing him.
    • Godzilla was to actually kill Rodan, Anguiurus, and King Caesar, but this was ultimately changed to him sparing them as a nod to his friendly relations with them in the past. And also because they'd already lost the suits without filming it.

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