The King is coming back (the King of the Monsters, that is)–and he’s probably not in a good mood.
Netflix will air a brand-new anime version of Godzilla–with no apparent connection to the other three animated series on the streamer–sometime in 2021, as reported by movieweb.com.
Everyone’s favorite giant radioactive lizard will be featured in Godzilla: Singular Point–with a whole new cast of characters and storyline–from the anime production studios of Bones (My Hero Academia) and Orange (Land of the Lustrous). The new series–directed by Atsushi Takahashi–will combine hand-drawn and CGI animation styles.
Other contributors to the series include composer Kan Sawada, editor/writer Toh Enjoe, character designer Kazue Kato and animator Eiji Yamamori.
Netflix has already presented three other anime movies starring the iconic monster–Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, Godzilla: City on the Edge Of Battle and Godzilla: The Planet Eater. That overgrown salamander does get around.
Of course, Godzilla has been rampaging his way through major cities (on the Silver Screen) since the 1950s, making the towering titan part of the longest continuously running movie franchise ever.
The 2014 Godzilla and its 2019 sequel Godzilla: King of the Monsters were huge hits at the global box office (raking in a combined $900 million) and the next installment–the much-hyped Godzilla vs. Kong–is slated for theaters on May 21, 2021.
Obviously, audiences still like the big guy, so be sure to check out Godzilla: Singular Point on Netflix next year–and keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on Godzilla and his fellow misunderstood miscreants.