The first "full" trailer (and by full I mean it's over a minute long, compared to the 30-second teaser) and a new poster for Toho’s first-ever animated Gojira movie, Godzilla: Monster Planet, has dropped.
The 32nd entry in Toho’s long-running Godzilla movie franchise is set to air on Netflix and was written by Gen Urobuchi (Psycho-Pass) and co-directed by Hiroyuki Seshita and Kôbun Shizuno (Knights of Sidonia). Hailing from Polygon Pictures, the monster film features the Japanese voice cast of Yuuki Kaji, Takahiro Sakurai, Mamoru Miyano, Junichi Suwabe, Kana Hanazawa, and Tomokazu Sugita.
Set 20,000 years in the future, a group of humans return to Earth to find Godzilla pretty much ruling the planet. From what can be gleaned from the trailer, there’s going to be an epic clash between the King of the Monsters and said humans, with spaceships taking aim at Gojira.
Here’s a super highly detailed synopsis:
“It’s the last summer of the 20th Century. That day, the human beings learn that they are not the only ruler of the planet Earth.
The appearance of the giant living creatures “Kaiju’s” and the ultimate existence that destroys all monsters: Godzilla. Through the battle against kaiju’s that lasted for half a century, human beings have experienced continuous defeat and finally plans to escape from the Earth. And in 2048, only those who were selected by the A.I. managed under the central government boarded the inter-sidereal emigrant spaceship “Aratrum” to head for “Tau Cetus e”, the planet beyond the distance of 11.9 light-years. However, the environmental condition differences between that of the Earth and Tau e, which they finally arrived after 20 years were far beyond the predicted numbers and was not an environment considered to be habitable by human beings.
The young man on the emigrant ship: Haruo, who saw his parents killed by Godzilla in front of his eyes when he was 4 years old, had only one thing in his mind for 20 years: to return to the Earth and defeat Godzilla. Shut out from the possibility of emigration, as the living environment in the ship deteriorates, the group of “Earth Returnists” led by Haruo became the majority and determines to head back to Earth through a dangerous long-distance hyperspace navigation. However, the Earth they have returned has already passed the time of 20,000 years and has become an unknown world with the ecosystem reigned by Godzilla.
At the end, will human beings win back the Earth? And what will Haruo see beyond his fate?”
Godzilla: Monster Planet will open in theaters in Japan on November 17, with the animated movie streaming globally on Netflix later in the year or in early 2018.