First trailer for Godzilla smashes its way online: watch now

There goes the neighbourhood...

The first trailer for Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla remake has come stomping online, with the giant lizard more than living up to the director’s description of a vengeful “force of nature”.

The new film professes to “pit the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.” Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?

The new trailer gives us a pretty good impression of Edwards’ version of the monster, and the sheer havoc he’s capable of wreaking. Hold on to your hats, everyone...

Take a look at the new trailer, below...


Aside from the obvious beastie-based fun, it’s great to get a look at the stellar cast Edwards has assembled here, with the likes of Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen all lining up to hold their own against their titular co-star.

Directed by Edwards and co-starring Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn and Juliette Binoche, Godzilla will open in the UK on 16 May 2014.

Oh, and as well as the Cranston/Taylor-Johnson-tastic shot at the top of this page, check out two other new stills from the movie below.

 

What do you think of the new trailer? Tell us, below!

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    • tomp1000

      Dec 10th 2013, 18:22

      Can anyone recognise the city they're dropping into? Can't figure it out myself

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    • michaelhupin

      Dec 10th 2013, 18:37

      Looks like London to me. Pause it at 0:53 and you can see what looks like the Shard and to the right, in the background, what must be St Paul's.

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    • michaelhupin

      Dec 10th 2013, 18:42

      Admittedly, the rest of the trailer makes it not London.

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    • Ali1748

      Dec 10th 2013, 19:05

      Holy s**t!!! That's how to do a trailer. Looked like San Fransico to me.

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    • cameronpeters

      Dec 10th 2013, 20:54

      What's with the '2001: A Space Odyssey' Greek-siren wailing at the beginning? Maybe Edwards has grander ambitions for his reboot, after all

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    • kingsix

      Dec 10th 2013, 23:00

      The map at the beginning looks like San Fransisco. Can't see St. Pauls myself.

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    • Hadouken76

      Dec 10th 2013, 23:17

      He's the one that knocks...buildings over.

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    • fiendish

      Dec 11th 2013, 0:13

      That's San Francisco I believe as it looks like the TransAmerica building in shot (the triangular building).

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    • rhopkin

      Dec 11th 2013, 1:21

      Awesome! Also, I think it's Brighton...

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    • durden

      Dec 11th 2013, 9:20

      yeah i can't quite get the 2001 theme either...i mean it fits here,but surely everyone thinks of kubrick's film when they hear it?anyway awesome trailer,gets you interested without giving anything away.thats's how it should be done

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    • trist808

      Dec 11th 2013, 9:59

      Wow, genuinely excited for this film now, Godzilla looks right and this feels epic. Great trailer and I'm pretty sure that's Milton Keynes ....

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    • RAClements

      Dec 11th 2013, 12:47

      Gypsy Danger could kick his a*s.

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    • vincevega

      Dec 11th 2013, 12:50

      Everything in the trailer tends to show this is based in Llanwrtyd.

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    • Lagedor

      Dec 11th 2013, 15:16

      this is 'creamy pants' exciting, also that is definitely west Clare, ireland.fact

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    • trist808

      Dec 11th 2013, 16:56

      Apparently, it's Skegness, during the down season ... so we were all wrong :(

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Dec 13th 2013, 13:06

      Thats Cloverfield 2 cancelled then. And thats either San Francisco, or Mansfield, very difficult to tell the 2 apart.

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