Your First Real Look at the Next ‘Godzilla’: New Poster, Concept Art and Comic-Con Pics

By  · Published on July 18th, 2013

Everybody knows what Godzilla looks like, and it’s been pretty clear that Gareth Edwards and the rest of the minds behind the upcoming remake won’t be straying too far from the big guy’s iconic design. Even so, any glimpses at the newest incarnation are sure to leave monster fans shaking in anticipation.

Today we can begin the shaking. The official Twitter account for Godzilla just gave us a look at a new poster for the film, and it’s more than a little impressive. Just from the tail we can infer the sheer size of the beast, and how utterly unconcerned he seems with a trio of helicopters moving in for the attack. It’s quite literally a tease of the new Godzilla design, taunting us all by keeping the juicier details just out of view.

But, thanks to the internet, we can see all those too. Fan site Skreeonk! has a the first official piece of Godzilla concept art, showcasing the beast’s spike-covered back as he obliterates an aircraft carrier or two. Skreeonk! also has a face pic from The Godzilla Encounter, an interactive Godzilla exhibit that’ll be shown off at Comic-Con. And the folks at Collider have provided images of two statuettes from the same exhibit, featuring both a bust and the full body of Legendary’s Godzilla design. All of which you can see below.

There’s undoubtedly more to come once Comic-Con starts up for real, but this sudden influx of all things Godzilla cuts straight to that little kid who lurks inside all of us. And for a 59-year-old monster, Godzilla is still looking pretty good. Maybe a little stockier than he used to be, but who among us can’t say the same?

Godzilla opens May 16, 2014 and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Ken Watanabe and David Strathairn.