Monday, October 10, 2011
What Could Have Been, Godzilla vs. Ghost Godzilla
Now this is something I would have been happy to see!
Apparently in the 90's Toho was considering making one more Godzilla right before Sony released their summer blockbuster.
This one was also going to follow the supernatural theme that Toho had earlier teased with "Godzilla vs The Devil".
Here's the official info:
“GODZILLA VS. GODZILLA”—TOHO planned on retiring Godzilla in 1995, expecting the US remake to be a massive success. A proposal, also known as “Godzilla vs. Ghost Godzilla”, featured the restless spirit of the 1954 Godzilla rising from the grave to destroy Japan. This enrages the modern Godzilla, who doesn’t enjoy sharing his turf, and a supernatural brawl ensues. TOHO decided Godzilla has already face 2 enemies in previous films who resembled him, three would be simply too much.
What a fantastic concept.
I love the idea of the original Godzilla coming back to life to battle the current Godzilla.
There's nothing better than someone of equal power battling our hero, although it comes with an excellent twist in that ultimately who's the hero?
I'm certain Ghost Godzilla would have given the King of Monsters quite a battle, as no doubt his powers would have included disappearing and reappearing elsewhere, phasing through buildings, perhaps even telekinesis and other ghost-like qualities.
Both monsters would have easily battled each other to a standstill, which would have been something to see.
What's also interesting is the little blurb that Toho was so sure Sony's Godzilla film was going to be a success, they were ready to retire their own Godzilla films right then and there!