Original Movie Star Cut From Godzilla



Godzilla director Gareth Edwards was forced to cut one of the stars of the 1954 Japanese monster movie. The new monster movie won’t be seeing the star due to time constrains.

Edwards cast Akira Takarada as an immigrations officer in his piece in the hope that Godzilla fans would get the importance of his meeting with his leading star Aaron Taylor-Johnson at the beginning of the movie.

He told WENN, “He did a cameo for us on day one. It felt very appropriate at the time because he played the immigrations officer that welcomes Aaron’s character to Japan. So it was this perfect constructed shot.”

Then, when we were putting the film together, there was a lot of pressure to get on with the adventure and get to the monsters as soon as possible. I hung onto that scene till the last second and it was still deemed that we had to get it shorter so that scene ended up having to go, which is my biggest regret.

I’ve written to him (Takarada) and he’s a real gentleman and was understanding, but it’s just one of those horrible things about the process.

Godzilla is a big monster, or daikaiju, from a series of tokusatsu films of the same name from Japan.

He first appeared in Ishirō Honda’s film Godzilla in 1954. Since then, it has gone on to become a worldwide pop culture icon starring in 28 films produced by Toho Co., Ltd..

The character has appeared in many other medium personifications including video games, novels, comic books, and television series.

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