I am sure you, just as I am, are looking forward to not only seeing Godzilla, but an array of monsters in Gareth Edwards’ new film. We already know from footage shown at Comic-Con last year that there will be one monster for Godzilla to do battle with, because the footage shown revealed a massive, dead monster before showing a glimpse of Godzilla stood over it. Further reports have suggested that Godzilla, The King of Monsters, may even have TWO creatures to face in the upcoming reboot.
However, a press release by Warner Brothers Consumer Products has pretty much confirmed that there will more than just two monsters in the new film, there will be an array of “spectacular creatures”. The press release is focused on toys that will be made to coincide with the film, and makes for every interesting reading. You can view it below.
Also today we have the first banner for the film, which was spotted at the 2013 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas by ComingSoon. The banner can be seen after this exciting press release.
The Press Release:
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) has signed a slate of renowned global licensees, led by master toy partner Bandai America Incorporated, to capture the adventurous thrills of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ highly anticipated film Godzilla. Returning the character to its epic roots, Godzilla stomps into theaters on May 16, 2014, with a star cast including Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche with David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston.
Featuring spectacular creatures, thrilling action, epic battles, and a legendary monster, Godzilla provides the backbone for a monstrous merchandise offering for fans of all ages and enables compelling cross-category opportunities across mass and specialty retailers.
“We believe that our new theatrical film brings a bold new take on Godzilla that will energize and mobilize fans on a worldwide basis and like never before,” said Joel Chiodi, Executive Vice President, Theatrical Marketing, Legendary Entertainment. “This licensing program is an augmentation of the filmed entertainment experience, and while it will rally the powerful base, Godzilla the movie will introduce a whole new generation of fans to this franchise.”
“With an impressive and long-standing legacy that is known universally across all formats and multiple generations, Godzilla is one of the most iconic monsters to ever hit the silver screen,” said Brad Globe, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “As the ‘King of Monsters’ prepares to take the world by storm, we are working with our licensing partners on behalf of Legendary to create products that bring to life the spirit of epic adventures and imagination captured by this much-anticipated film.”
Bringing the monster tale to life, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, in partnership with Legendary Pictures, has developed a roaring roster of licensees ready to create product in a variety of categories including toys and figures, apparel and accessories, costumes, publishing, and more. Global master toy partner Bandai will release action figures and play sets inspired by the spectacular adventure film.
Additional licensees developing product to support the larger-than-life tentpole film include NECA with gifts and novelties; Jakks Pacific with large scale figures; Bioworld with on-trend apparel; and Sideshow Collectibles with authentic statues. Trevco will also release a line of t-shirts and apparel, while Rubie’s will design Godzilla costumes that are sure to delight children and adult fans. Products inspired by the film will be available at retailers worldwide, with several products also available at WBShop.com.