Trivia / Godzilla vs. Destoroyah

  • Deleted Scene: An unfinished scene that was filmed shows that Destoroyah was to have the ability to fire an energy beam from his chest known as the "Wave-Motion Ray". He was to fire it 1-2 times on Godzilla with it. It was ultimately scrapped due to it's little usage in the film. This explains the mandible crevasse in his chest.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The original story was Godzilla fighting his predcessor in a form of a ghost (the 1954 Godzilla by the way), but the idea's been scrapped due to the idea of two of Godzilla's enemies being another Godzilla or Godzilla-like monster had already had its use. So now, they used the elements of the original film, and made out a monster born from the very weapon that killed the first Godzilla. Anguirus was originally to be a part of this scrapped idea as a guest character. The Ghost Godzilla idea was later revisited into Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack!.
    • Another idea that ultimately morphed into this movie was an idea known as "Godzilla vs. Barubaroi," a film in which Godzilla (who wasn't having a meltdown) and Junior were to fight a shape-shifting monster known as Barubaroi. The best way to describe this idea was what if Godzilla fought the Thing (and no, not that Thing...)
    • Junior's resurrection was originally a stinger, but Toho felt no one would see the scene by the time the film was over. So it was put as a final scene.
    • Originally, the plan for the series following this film was to take a break and let the American series run. Then, Toho would resume making new films in 2005. Of course, the 1998 remake was a disaster, so Toho brought Godzilla out of retirement six years early.