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The film's U.S. distributor will be Funimation

The film's U.S. distributor will be Warner Bros.
  • Since Warner Bros. is distributor of their own movie, they'll probably release Toho's movies to promote the general franchise and their upcoming Kaiju cinematic universe. This would be even more amusing given how Warner Bros. had previously released another Toho Godzilla movie in the 1950s.
    • Jossed. See above.

The film is a sequel to Godzilla Tokyo SOS.
  • The Godzilla in this film in the first one. After taking the second Godzilla out to sea, he was exposed to enough radiation from the second one that a few cells left on his bones multiplied at an explosive rate, allowing him to eventually regenerate and break out Kiryu. Now thoroughly pissed at humanity for using him to fight one of his own kind, he goes on a war of extinction. Throughout the movie, Godzilla will continue to regenerate until he becomes basically Shodai Goji, just in time to fight TWO Imago Mothra (the larva in SOS, all grown up), as well as the second Godzilla, who thinks the first one is destroying for the sake of it, while the second Godzilla is always just passing through on his way to a fight or nuclear plant. The movie ends with both Godzillas being killed by a new MechaGodzilla (of a new design), only for a new Godzilla to be revealed after the credits.
    • Jossed. Toho recently released a statement that this film will ignore all other films, including the original, and be the first time Godzilla appears in Japan.

This film is Toho's preparation to bring back Godzilla in a new continuity, so that fans don't have to wait so long between each Legendary film.
  • Jossed. The next film is a CGI animated piece that appears to be set entirely in it's own continuity called Godzilla: Monster Planet aka Plant of Monsters. This film appears to be a complete one-shot, at least for now.

This design for Godzilla may have taken inspiration from the artwork of Junji Ito.

The film will make references to Neon Genesis Evangelion and Attack on Titan
This film will establish a brand new continuity

  • Instead of going the route of the Millennium films (i.e. making every single film as a direct sequel to the original 1954 movie with no continuity between any of them, with one exception), this film will instead go the way of the Showa and Heisei era films, with following movies being sequels to this one and being in continuity with each other.
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Most, if not all, of the kaiju in the Shin Godzilla continuity will be descended from Godzilla.
  • The scientists mention that the monster's genetic structure allows for various mutations, including the possibility of growing wings and flying. In addition, the ending shows Godzilla's corpse with smaller creatures having begun budding from its tail at the moment of death. Between these elements and the chunks of big G's body that broke off over the course of the film, we could be looking at the origins of the entire rebooted Toho daikaiju menagerie.

Possibilities for an english-dubbed release
  1. Toho, as with the rest of their Godzilla movies, will commission a So Bad, It's Good Hong Kong-based international dub.
  2. If licensed by Funimation or Warner Bros. as noted above, the movie could receive a "proper" english dub (if licensed by the latter, it's possible they could commission Bang Zoom! Entertainment to produce the english dub, just as they did with the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime).
    • Funimation has confirmed that they have secured the rights for the film, so a new dub from them is quite likely.
    • While the theatrical release seems to be sub-only for now (see below), it's still up in the air whether an English dub will be made for the DVD/Blu-Ray release.
  3. The movie could simply end up being released sub-only, as unfortunately many modern fans tend to prefer watching with subtitles and scorn dubbing in general.
    • Sub-only theatrical release confirmed, based on this ANN article and reiterated in another news post here.

Godzilla awakens in April 2016
  • A few days after the April trailer was released, an earthquake struck southern Japan. Followed a few days after by another. Natural disaster, or the king awakening from his slumber?

Godzilla and Godzilla Jr. have somehow fused together.
  • Godzilla's tail sort of looks like it has a face/spine/etc of its own, particularly in this shot. It's not out of the realm of possibility that Anno has had Godzilla Jr. forcibly fused into Godzilla for the sake of horror. Why would be the question, however.
    • That looks more like a whale's skeleton.
    • Sort of confirmed. The tail is where Godzilla asexually reproduces, as evident by the petrified humanoids present on the frozen kaiju at the end of the movie. So technically, that thing is Godzilla Junior, or rather, several Godzilla Juniors.

The movie will be a solo Godzilla movie for the most part...

One possible sequel will be a legit crossover movie with Evangelion
  • Yes, Toho only teased the idea as an April Fools Day joke, but considering that the fourth and final entry of the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy has yet to even receive a release date, it could help keep Evangelion fans satisfied until that project actually goes anywhere. Also, if Legendary Pictures can make Godzilla vs. Kong possible, why not?

Godzilla's appearance is a direct result of coming back wrong after being hit with the Oxygen Destroyer
  • Meaning that this movie is a direct sequel to the 1954 original. It is called Resurgence, after all...
    • Jossed. Toho released a statement that this film will be ignoring all other Godzilla films, including the original one. Godzilla Resurgence is only its English title, Shin Gojira, or シン・ゴジラ can mean "New Godzilla", "True Godzilla", or "God Godzilla".

This film's version of Godzilla will appear in a crossover film with Legendary's Godzilla
  • Because having a battle between two Godzillas would be pretty awesome, and the closest the franchise has ever gotten to using that idea was Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla.

The sequel will make Shin Godzilla fight Kiryu
  • The film ends with Godzilla asleep, but not dead. And Japan is unable to kill him. So the best scientists in the world studied Godzilla. Learned some of it's secrets, took some samples, and will put it to good use.

The missing scientist, Goro Maki absorbed himself into Godzilla
  • The missing scientist from the beginning of the film didn't actually kill himself, instead he jumped off the boat and let himself get absorbed into Godzilla. Prof. Maki knew where Godzilla was and knew that it can regenerate itself. Mad at being ostracized from the scientific community and America having known about Godzilla he decided to get revenge on Japan by unleashing Godzilla. After the atomic breath scene, Team Yaguchi discusses Goro Maki's research and after talking about him, the film cuts to the dormant Godzilla's tail cracking open.

Mothra will appear in the next movie.

Godzilla will become an something resembling the Red Hellbeast (from NES Godzilla Creepypasta) in the sequel, and will end up fighting a second, more heroic Godzilla which looking more like the classic iteration.
  • Given the freakish nature of the Shin incarnation of Godzilla and the fact that it has multiple forms and humanoid torsos...
    • There is also possibility that Cosbydaf (the author of the creepypasta) himself would integrate Shin Godzilla in his next story or fangame.

Godzilla began life as a frilled shark.
It’s just something I considered when looking at Kamata-kun, his head, teeth and gills are similar to those of a frilled shark. accounting for the other aspects of Shin Godzilla, when frilled shark was exposed to the radiation and started to mutate it fused with a bed of coral, which became the dorsal plates, and a sea sponge, which allowed him to filter feed and reproduce asexually.

Alternative Title(s): Godzilla Resurgence


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