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Chief Godzilla Officer Keiji Ota Talks Big Dreams of Kaiju Park in L.A.

posted on 2018-06-16 15:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

It looks like that Sally Forth comic strip arc last summer was more realistic than expected. The world of Godzilla and his monstrous foes will expand into the next decade with solo spin-off films, and if the stars align, a potential theme park in Los Angeles. Chief Godzilla officer Keiji Ota revealed in an interview with Nikkei Style that TOHO's big dream is to establish a Godzilla Theme Park, but there aren't any firm plans at the moment.

TOHO has its own department dedicated to brainstorming the future of the King of Monsters. The group is known as the Godzilla Strategic Conference and its future is looking pretty bright. Even if the U.S. doesn't get its monster attraction, the world will see plenty more of Godzilla, Mothra, and the kaiju crew. The animated trilogy's second installment, Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle, opened in theaters in Japan on May 18 and the first Godzilla merch store opened its doors in Shinjuku last year.

Legendary Pictures' second Godzilla film will open in theaters next year with appearances by Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah. The new appearances will get Godzilla ready to face King Kong in the third Godzilla film slated for 2020. TOHO is looking at 2021 to start its bi-yearly, or possibly even annual, kaiju film releases.

Source: Nikkei Style, translation via Gormaru Island, via Newsweek (Andrew Whalen), ICv2 (Betsy Gomez)


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