Get an even closer look at Godzilla with an epic new extended trailer

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Apr 7, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT (Updated)

Godzilla's getting closer and closer, and every new trailer for the return of the titular beast is giving us a little something more. 

We've seen plenty of trailers for director Gareth Edwards' new attempt at rebooting the classic King of the Monsters, but few of those trailers have ever come as close to the human characters as this one. We see more of the people at the center of the story and, more importantly, more of what's driving them and scaring them. That nuclear mishap that befell the characters of Juliette Binoche and Bryan Cranston? It's given a bit more detail here, and that adds to the anger we've seen from Cranston's Joe Brody after losing someone he loves in a mishap that seems to be only the beginning of humanity's troubles. Beyond that, we see more of the human world facing the destruction of the titular kaiju, and even a somewhat closer look at the kaiju himself.

We've been obsessing for a few months now over just how much we'd actually get to see Godzilla before the next Godzilla film his theaters, and from the looks of these trailers, we were right to expect a bit of secrecy. Edwards and company keep dialing up our anticipation, though, by delivering trailer after trailer that builds on our collective tension and raises the stakes by bringing us closer and closer to the people in Godzilla's path. This one is no different, and it might be the biggest tension-raiser the film's promotional engine has delivered yet.

Godzilla hits theaters May 16.

(Via Godzilla)

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