CCI 2012: Legendary Screams “Godzilla!” At WB Panel

This literally came out of nowhere; Legendary Pictures has revealed test footage to give Comic-Con an adrenalin rush which from reports suggests it worked.

And here’s what happened after the Pacific Rim Panel.

The panel for Pacific Rim ended and del Toro and the actors left the stage, but Hardwick asked Tull if he had anything left, to which he replied, “Well maybe.”  The lights went down and footage rolled.  No one knew what we were being shown.  The clip opened with a devastated city that looked like it had been ravaged by a massive force.  Buildings had chunks missing, things were on fire, and as the camera panned around the city we saw what looked like a sort of creature lying on the ground.

The screen went dark, we heard a familiar roar, and then we saw an epic Godzilla walk out of the smoke.  Though we didn’t get to see much of the creature since this is merely a test reel and not footage from the film, what we did see looked really, really promising.  The crowd went absolutely nuts over this footage, and rightly so.  The lights came up and Tull talked a bit about what’s in store for Godzilla.

Though the realistic approach is evident, it’s obvious that Godzilla will still be a monster movie.  It doesn’t look like this’ll be a “solemn to a fault” approach.  The film will (hopefully) be really character-centric while still being a feast for the eyes.  I’m sure we’ll hear more soon, but the project looks to be in great hands with Edwards.

Courtesy of Collider.

So what where the impression from fans? Well I have an IGN impressions video below.

But I can only imagine thousands of people coming out of that test footage, doing this:

We have the first Poster below.

godzilla-poster

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